Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

247,622 250,266 250,455 247,622 249,723 249,899 250,080 250,266 250,455

Civilian labor force

155,841 156,554 157,719 155,629 157,180 157,002 156,906 157,072 157,469

Participation rate

62.9 62.6 63.0 62.8 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.8 62.9

Employed

146,398 148,587 149,349 145,868 148,201 148,297 148,331 148,523 148,795

Employment-population ratio

59.1 59.4 59.6 58.9 59.3 59.3 59.3 59.3 59.4

Unemployed

9,443 7,966 8,370 9,761 8,979 8,705 8,575 8,549 8,674

Unemployment rate

6.1 5.1 5.3 6.3 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.5

Not in labor force

91,782 93,712 92,736 91,993 92,544 92,898 93,175 93,194 92,986

Persons who currently want a job

7,031 6,096 6,536 6,454 6,358 6,538 6,369 6,258 6,058

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,582 120,831 120,927 119,582 120,559 120,647 120,738 120,831 120,927

Civilian labor force

82,723 83,358 84,020 82,592 83,771 83,772 83,694 83,805 83,892

Participation rate

69.2 69.0 69.5 69.1 69.5 69.4 69.3 69.4 69.4

Employed

77,619 78,996 79,474 77,345 78,869 79,006 79,014 79,203 79,201

Employment-population ratio

64.9 65.4 65.7 64.7 65.4 65.5 65.4 65.5 65.5

Unemployed

5,104 4,362 4,546 5,247 4,903 4,766 4,680 4,602 4,691

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.2 5.4 6.4 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.6

Not in labor force

36,859 37,473 36,907 36,990 36,787 36,875 37,044 37,026 37,035

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

111,126 112,400 112,498 111,126 112,117 112,209 112,304 112,400 112,498

Civilian labor force

80,020 80,670 81,102 79,836 80,804 80,831 80,752 80,884 80,915

Participation rate

72.0 71.8 72.1 71.8 72.1 72.0 71.9 72.0 71.9

Employed

75,459 76,749 77,137 75,159 76,496 76,588 76,653 76,805 76,833

Employment-population ratio

67.9 68.3 68.6 67.6 68.2 68.3 68.3 68.3 68.3

Unemployed

4,562 3,921 3,965 4,677 4,308 4,243 4,099 4,079 4,082

Unemployment rate

5.7 4.9 4.9 5.9 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0

Not in labor force

31,106 31,730 31,396 31,291 31,313 31,379 31,552 31,516 31,583

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

128,040 129,434 129,528 128,040 129,165 129,252 129,342 129,434 129,528

Civilian labor force

73,118 73,196 73,699 73,037 73,408 73,230 73,211 73,267 73,577

Participation rate

57.1 56.6 56.9 57.0 56.8 56.7 56.6 56.6 56.8

Employed

68,779 69,591 69,875 68,523 69,332 69,291 69,317 69,320 69,594

Employment-population ratio

53.7 53.8 53.9 53.5 53.7 53.6 53.6 53.6 53.7

Unemployed

4,339 3,605 3,824 4,513 4,076 3,939 3,894 3,947 3,983

Unemployment rate

5.9 4.9 5.2 6.2 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.4 5.4

Not in labor force

54,923 56,238 55,829 55,004 55,756 56,023 56,131 56,167 55,951

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,852 121,246 121,342 119,852 120,970 121,060 121,152 121,246 121,342

Civilian labor force

70,274 70,509 70,874 70,170 70,558 70,370 70,330 70,419 70,731

Participation rate

58.6 58.2 58.4 58.5 58.3 58.1 58.1 58.1 58.3

Employed

66,466 67,303 67,493 66,164 66,983 66,901 66,874 66,935 67,178

Employment-population ratio

55.5 55.5 55.6 55.2 55.4 55.3 55.2 55.2 55.4

Unemployed

3,809 3,206 3,381 4,006 3,575 3,469 3,455 3,483 3,553

Unemployment rate

5.4 4.5 4.8 5.7 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.0

Not in labor force

49,577 50,737 50,467 49,682 50,412 50,690 50,823 50,828 50,611

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,644 16,619 16,615 16,644 16,636 16,630 16,624 16,619 16,615

Civilian labor force

5,546 5,375 5,743 5,623 5,817 5,801 5,824 5,769 5,823

Participation rate

33.3 32.3 34.6 33.8 35.0 34.9 35.0 34.7 35.0

Employed

4,473 4,536 4,718 4,545 4,722 4,808 4,804 4,784 4,784

Employment-population ratio

26.9 27.3 28.4 27.3 28.4 28.9 28.9 28.8 28.8

Unemployed

1,072 840 1,025 1,078 1,096 993 1,021 986 1,039

Unemployment rate

19.3 15.6 17.8 19.2 18.8 17.1 17.5 17.1 17.9

Not in labor force

11,098 11,244 10,872 11,021 10,819 10,829 10,800 10,849 10,792

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: June 05, 2015