Employment–population ratio and long-term unemployment in July 2014

August 05, 2014

The employment–population ratio, at 59.0 percent, was unchanged from June to July 2014 but has edged up by 0.3 percentage point since July 2013. The ratio, which is the number of employed people as a percentage of the population age 16 and older, remains below its most recent peak of 63.4 percent in December 2006.

 

Employment–population ratios of the civilian population by gender and age, seasonally adjusted, July 2004–July 2014
MonthTotalMen, 20 years and olderWomen, 20 years and olderBoth sexes, 16 to 19 years

Jul 2004

62.572.157.536.3

Aug 2004

62.472.157.436.5

Sep 2004

62.371.957.336.2

Oct 2004

62.371.957.336.5

Nov 2004

62.572.157.437.1

Dec 2004

62.472.057.436.4

Jan 2005

62.471.957.536.3

Feb 2005

62.472.157.435.7

Mar 2005

62.472.257.436.5

Apr 2005

62.772.557.536.2

May 2005

62.872.757.636.2

Jun 2005

62.772.757.536.5

Jul 2005

62.872.757.636.6

Aug 2005

62.972.857.737.0

Sep 2005

62.872.557.836.7

Oct 2005

62.872.557.836.3

Nov 2005

62.772.357.736.6

Dec 2005

62.872.457.836.8

Jan 2006

62.972.857.737.0

Feb 2006

63.072.857.837.4

Mar 2006

63.172.957.837.2

Apr 2006

63.072.957.837.0

May 2006

63.172.858.037.3

Jun 2006

63.172.858.137.4

Jul 2006

63.072.458.236.9

Aug 2006

63.172.758.236.5

Sep 2006

63.173.158.036.0

Oct 2006

63.373.058.336.9

Nov 2006

63.373.058.237.2

Dec 2006

63.473.258.437.0

Jan 2007

63.373.158.336.5

Feb 2007

63.373.058.435.9

Mar 2007

63.373.158.535.5

Apr 2007

63.073.058.034.7

May 2007

63.072.958.234.2

Jun 2007

63.072.858.235.0

Jul 2007

62.972.658.234.7

Aug 2007

62.772.558.233.2

Sep 2007

62.972.558.334.6

Oct 2007

62.772.358.035.0

Nov 2007

62.972.758.134.8

Dec 2007

62.772.558.034.3

Jan 2008

62.972.758.233.9

Feb 2008

62.872.658.133.4

Mar 2008

62.772.458.233.6

Apr 2008

62.772.258.134.3

May 2008

62.571.958.134.1

Jun 2008

62.471.858.132.8

Jul 2008

62.271.758.032.1

Aug 2008

62.071.457.832.4

Sep 2008

61.971.157.832.4

Oct 2008

61.770.857.831.8

Nov 2008

61.470.457.630.8

Dec 2008

61.069.857.430.6

Jan 2009

60.669.357.030.5

Feb 2009

60.368.856.930.3

Mar 2009

59.968.256.729.6

Apr 2009

59.868.156.729.5

May 2009

59.667.856.429.5

Jun 2009

59.467.756.328.9

Jul 2009

59.367.556.328.6

Aug 2009

59.167.356.127.9

Sep 2009

58.767.055.827.3

Oct 2009

58.566.855.726.1

Nov 2009

58.666.855.826.3

Dec 2009

58.366.455.426.2

Jan 2010

58.566.555.826.0

Feb 2010

58.566.555.826.4

Mar 2010

58.566.755.626.5

Apr 2010

58.767.155.626.7

May 2010

58.667.155.626.2

Jun 2010

58.567.055.625.1

Jul 2010

58.567.055.425.5

Aug 2010

58.667.155.426.1

Sep 2010

58.567.055.425.3

Oct 2010

58.366.855.325.5

Nov 2010

58.266.455.326.2

Dec 2010

58.366.755.325.6

Jan 2011

58.466.755.325.7

Feb 2011

58.466.955.225.7

Mar 2011

58.466.955.325.9

Apr 2011

58.466.955.225.6

May 2011

58.467.055.025.4

Jun 2011

58.266.954.925.5

Jul 2011

58.266.855.025.2

Aug 2011

58.366.955.026.0

Sep 2011

58.467.054.926.1

Oct 2011

58.467.055.026.2

Nov 2011

58.567.355.026.3

Dec 2011

58.567.454.826.3

Jan 2012

58.567.654.825.6

Feb 2012

58.567.655.025.8

Mar 2012

58.667.655.025.7

Apr 2012

58.567.554.925.7

May 2012

58.667.555.025.9

Jun 2012

58.667.555.026.5

Jul 2012

58.567.454.826.6

Aug 2012

58.467.254.925.7

Sep 2012

58.667.655.026.1

Oct 2012

58.867.855.126.4

Nov 2012

58.767.655.026.4

Dec 2012

58.667.654.926.0

Jan 2013

58.667.754.726.7

Feb 2013

58.667.754.825.9

Mar 2013

58.567.754.725.9

Apr 2013

58.667.654.926.0

May 2013

58.767.555.026.5

Jun 2013

58.767.555.026.6

Jul 2013

58.767.555.126.6

Aug 2013

58.667.255.226.4

Sep 2013

58.667.255.027.4

Oct 2013

58.266.854.726.6

Nov 2013

58.667.354.927.1

Dec 2013

58.667.354.927.0

Jan 2014

58.867.655.226.4

Feb 2014

58.867.555.325.8

Mar 2014

58.967.855.227.0

Apr 2014

58.967.755.226.9

May 2014

58.967.655.227.3

Jun 2014

59.067.955.226.8

Jul 2014

59.067.955.127.1

 

The employment–population ratio of men age 20 and older, at 67.9 percent, was unchanged from June to July 2014 but has edged up 0.4 percentage point over the year. The employment–population ratio of women age 20 and older was 55.1 percent in July 2014, essentially the same as the prior month and a year earlier. Among 16- to 19-year-olds of both sexes, the employment–population ratio was 27.1 percent in July 2014, little different from a year earlier.

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially unchanged at 3.2 million in July. These individuals accounted for 32.9 percent of the unemployed. Over the past 12 months, the number of long-term unemployed has declined by 1.1 million.

 

 

Number of unemployed people by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted, July 2004–July 2014
MonthFewer than 5 weeks5 to 14 weeks15 to 26 weeks27 weeks and over

Jul 2004

2,820,0002,384,0001,237,0001,681,000

Aug 2004

2,660,0002,563,0001,206,0001,640,000

Sep 2004

2,758,0002,276,0001,209,0001,702,000

Oct 2004

2,732,0002,303,0001,304,0001,737,000

Nov 2004

2,638,0002,339,0001,258,0001,702,000

Dec 2004

2,768,0002,268,0001,274,0001,653,000

Jan 2005

2,635,0002,298,0001,203,0001,648,000

Feb 2005

2,749,0002,345,0001,268,0001,628,000

Mar 2005

2,483,0002,328,0001,157,0001,660,000

Apr 2005

2,688,0002,289,0001,069,0001,609,000

May 2005

2,754,0002,231,0001,145,0001,538,000

Jun 2005

2,659,0002,361,0001,030,0001,375,000

Jul 2005

2,568,0002,368,0001,068,0001,380,000

Aug 2005

2,570,0002,304,0001,161,0001,407,000

Sep 2005

2,763,0002,294,0001,098,0001,439,000

Oct 2005

2,719,0002,296,0001,070,0001,422,000

Nov 2005

2,823,0002,282,0001,116,0001,370,000

Dec 2005

2,588,0002,249,0001,073,0001,356,000

Jan 2006

2,527,0002,194,0001,100,0001,170,000

Feb 2006

2,577,0002,088,0001,195,0001,350,000

Mar 2006

2,659,0001,999,0001,064,0001,309,000

Apr 2006

2,665,0002,142,0001,022,0001,331,000

May 2006

2,545,0002,189,000969,0001,333,000

Jun 2006

2,705,0002,076,000982,0001,145,000

Jul 2006

2,721,0002,126,000986,0001,304,000

Aug 2006

2,603,0002,246,000987,0001,306,000

Sep 2006

2,608,0002,053,000986,0001,245,000

Oct 2006

2,616,0002,103,000984,0001,078,000

Nov 2006

2,511,0002,212,0001,028,0001,131,000

Dec 2006

2,596,0002,047,000990,0001,093,000

Jan 2007

2,561,0002,267,0001,015,0001,141,000

Feb 2007

2,574,0002,168,000962,0001,249,000

Mar 2007

2,307,0002,138,0001,010,0001,245,000

Apr 2007

2,456,0002,178,0001,075,0001,206,000

May 2007

2,464,0002,183,0001,100,0001,132,000

Jun 2007

2,551,0002,134,0001,138,0001,143,000

Jul 2007

2,502,0002,203,0001,073,0001,291,000

Aug 2007

2,614,0002,156,0001,086,0001,246,000

Sep 2007

2,557,0002,292,0001,091,0001,264,000

Oct 2007

2,545,0002,502,0001,003,0001,298,000

Nov 2007

2,645,0002,241,000992,0001,374,000

Dec 2007

2,718,0002,376,0001,177,0001,324,000

Jan 2008

2,554,0002,406,0001,152,0001,388,000

Feb 2008

2,653,0002,370,0001,116,0001,329,000

Mar 2008

2,823,0002,537,0001,168,0001,323,000

Apr 2008

2,493,0002,574,0001,314,0001,372,000

May 2008

3,278,0002,476,0001,219,0001,561,000

Jun 2008

2,753,0003,016,0001,337,0001,576,000

Jul 2008

2,854,0002,833,0001,450,0001,664,000

Aug 2008

3,256,0002,758,0001,554,0001,866,000

Sep 2008

2,848,0003,035,0001,599,0002,027,000

Oct 2008

3,170,0003,055,0001,710,0002,280,000

Nov 2008

3,335,0003,260,0001,704,0002,219,000

Dec 2008

3,255,0003,498,0001,936,0002,610,000

Jan 2009

3,524,0003,662,0002,065,0002,699,000

Feb 2009

3,450,0003,936,0002,456,0002,999,000

Mar 2009

3,465,0004,122,0002,625,0003,260,000

Apr 2009

3,338,0004,138,0002,634,0003,752,000

May 2009

3,246,0004,458,0003,049,0003,973,000

Jun 2009

3,114,0004,052,0003,488,0004,349,000

Jul 2009

3,137,0003,505,0002,923,0004,917,000

Aug 2009

2,940,0003,927,0002,791,0005,037,000

Sep 2009

2,841,0003,775,0002,908,0005,494,000

Oct 2009

3,223,0003,552,0003,006,0005,643,000

Nov 2009

2,816,0003,457,0002,847,0005,908,000

Dec 2009

2,879,0003,457,0002,712,0006,122,000

Jan 2010

2,918,0003,387,0002,570,0006,334,000

Feb 2010

2,798,0003,389,0002,764,0006,170,000

Mar 2010

2,773,0003,290,0002,519,0006,576,000

Apr 2010

2,726,0003,082,0002,363,0006,770,000

May 2010

2,775,0003,117,0002,248,0006,644,000

Jun 2010

2,680,0003,156,0002,294,0006,604,000

Jul 2010

2,810,0002,994,0002,220,0006,484,000

Aug 2010

2,683,0003,534,0002,171,0006,234,000

Sep 2010

2,817,0003,309,0002,293,0006,151,000

Oct 2010

2,657,0003,343,0002,385,0006,232,000

Nov 2010

2,911,0003,321,0002,377,0006,319,000

Dec 2010

2,681,0003,169,0002,118,0006,431,000

Jan 2011

2,676,0003,015,0002,210,0006,220,000

Feb 2011

2,454,0003,114,0002,244,0005,969,000

Mar 2011

2,541,0002,974,0002,034,0006,150,000

Apr 2011

2,785,0002,966,0002,106,0005,901,000

May 2011

2,682,0002,911,0002,031,0006,158,000

Jun 2011

2,935,0002,981,0001,899,0006,208,000

Jul 2011

2,650,0002,976,0002,009,0006,142,000

Aug 2011

2,670,0002,996,0002,213,0006,001,000

Sep 2011

2,743,0002,888,0002,015,0006,266,000

Oct 2011

2,663,0003,244,0001,947,0005,861,000

Nov 2011

2,560,0002,914,0002,032,0005,681,000

Dec 2011

2,646,0002,865,0001,955,0005,600,000

Jan 2012

2,461,0002,880,0001,942,0005,524,000

Feb 2012

2,584,0002,842,0002,021,0005,352,000

Mar 2012

2,724,0002,792,0001,924,0005,292,000

Apr 2012

2,621,0002,839,0001,951,0005,106,000

May 2012

2,575,0003,018,0001,677,0005,392,000

Jun 2012

2,741,0002,804,0001,839,0005,331,000

Jul 2012

2,708,0003,037,0001,780,0005,166,000

Aug 2012

2,832,0002,834,0001,845,0005,003,000

Sep 2012

2,517,0002,825,0001,853,0004,875,000

Oct 2012

2,619,0002,850,0001,774,0005,021,000

Nov 2012

2,636,0002,777,0001,796,0004,767,000

Dec 2012

2,688,0002,876,0001,862,0004,772,000

Jan 2013

2,753,0003,077,0001,867,0004,707,000

Feb 2013

2,677,0002,788,0001,735,0004,750,000

Mar 2013

2,497,0002,843,0001,779,0004,576,000

Apr 2013

2,491,0002,844,0001,969,0004,360,000

May 2013

2,704,0002,642,0001,934,0004,353,000

Jun 2013

2,665,0002,848,0001,892,0004,325,000

Jul 2013

2,548,0002,826,0001,786,0004,246,000

Aug 2013

2,527,0002,738,0001,704,0004,269,000

Sep 2013

2,571,0002,685,0001,802,0004,125,000

Oct 2013

2,794,0002,636,0001,777,0004,047,000

Nov 2013

2,439,0002,585,0001,742,0004,044,000

Dec 2013

2,255,0002,506,0001,651,0003,878,000

Jan 2014

2,434,0002,429,0001,689,0003,646,000

Feb 2014

2,373,0002,568,0001,615,0003,849,000

Mar 2014

2,461,0002,581,0001,677,0003,739,000

Apr 2014

2,447,0002,359,0001,533,0003,452,000

May 2014

2,559,0002,390,0001,441,0003,374,000

Jun 2014

2,410,0002,416,0001,472,0003,081,000

Jul 2014

2,587,0002,431,0001,412,0003,155,000

 

These data are from the Current Population Survey. For more information, see "The Employment Situation — July 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑1391. More charts featuring Current Population Survey data can be found in Charting the labor market: Data from the Current Population Survey (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment–population ratio and long-term unemployment in July 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140805.htm (visited October 23, 2014).

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