Unemployment by sex and age, January 2014

February 11, 2014

The unemployment rate, at 6.6 percent, changed little in January 2014.  The jobless rate has decreased by 0.6 percentage point since October 2013 and by 1.3 percentage points since January 2013.

Unemployment rate, by sex and age, January 2013–January 2014
MonthTotalMenWomen
Total, 16 years and overTotal, 16 to 19 yearsTotal, 20 to 24 yearsTotal, 25 to 54Total, 55 and overMen, 16 years and overMen, 16 to 19 yearsMen, 20 to 24 yearsMen, 25 to 54Men, 55 and overWomen, 16 years and overWomen, 16 to 19 yearsWomen, 20 to 24 yearsWomen, 25 to 54Women, 55 and over

Jan 2013

7.923.514.36.75.98.026.515.56.66.27.720.613.06.85.9

Feb 2013

7.725.213.16.55.87.927.213.66.45.97.623.212.66.55.5

Mar 2013

7.523.913.36.35.57.625.814.56.15.77.522.111.96.65.3

Apr 2013

7.523.713.16.35.57.825.914.06.55.77.221.612.16.25.1

May 2013

7.524.113.26.45.37.926.814.56.65.77.121.311.76.34.7

Jun 2013

7.523.813.36.45.37.827.714.86.45.57.319.711.76.55.2

Jul 2013

7.323.412.56.45.07.726.914.06.45.66.919.810.96.44.2

Aug 2013

7.222.612.86.35.17.725.014.26.55.46.820.111.36.04.8

Sep 2013

7.221.312.86.15.37.724.114.76.45.56.718.110.75.95.0

Oct 2013

7.222.012.26.35.47.524.413.76.45.66.919.610.76.15.0

Nov 2013

7.020.811.66.24.97.323.312.36.35.26.718.310.96.04.7

Dec 2013

6.720.211.15.85.16.821.111.85.85.36.519.310.45.74.9

Jan 2014

6.620.711.95.64.56.822.612.95.74.66.418.710.95.54.6

The unemployment rate for teenagers, 20.7 percent, showed little change over the month. The unemployment rate for young men age 16 to 19 years was 22.6 percent in January, while that of young women was 18.7 percent.

The unemployment rate for adults (20 years and older) was 6.1 percent in January. The rates for adult men and adult women, at 6.2 percent and 5.9 percent, respectively, also showed little change in January.

The unemployment rate for persons age 20 to 24 years was 11.9 percent; for age 25 to 54 years, 5.6 percent; and for age 55 years and over, 4.5 percent. 

The unemployment rate for men age 20 to 24 years was 12.9 percent; for men age 25 to 54 years, 5.7 percent; and for men age 55 years and over, 4.6 percent. Rates for women in these age categories were 10.9 percent, 5.5 percent, and 4.6 percent.

These data are from the Current Population Survey (CPS) program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — January 2014," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL-14-0168. More charts featuring CPS data can be found in Charting the labor market: Data from the Current Population Survey, January 2014 (PDF). 

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment by sex and age, January 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140211.htm (visited July 31, 2014).

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