HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by sex and age, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status,
sex, and age
2012 2013 2014 2015
4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

244,169 244,828 245,363 245,961 246,564 247,086 247,625 248,233 248,843 249,901 250,461 251,099 251,741

Civilian labor force

155,497 155,338 155,533 155,660 155,043 155,677 155,524 156,100 156,316 156,931 157,128 157,014 157,432

Participation rate

63.7 63.4 63.4 63.3 62.9 63.0 62.8 62.9 62.8 62.8 62.7 62.5 62.5

Employed

143,349 143,320 143,822 144,344 144,259 145,350 145,895 146,579 147,400 148,223 148,659 148,950 149,523

Employment-population ratio

58.7 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.5 58.8 58.9 59.0 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.3 59.4

Unemployed

12,148 12,018 11,711 11,316 10,784 10,327 9,629 9,521 8,915 8,708 8,468 8,064 7,909

Unemployment rate

7.8 7.7 7.5 7.3 7.0 6.6 6.2 6.1 5.7 5.5 5.4 5.1 5.0

Not in labor force

88,672 89,491 89,830 90,301 91,521 91,409 92,101 92,133 92,527 92,970 93,334 94,085 94,309

Persons who currently want a job

6,709 6,696 6,548 6,312 5,963 6,178 6,285 6,349 6,492 6,377 6,099 5,989 5,854

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

117,808 118,118 118,393 118,700 119,010 119,306 119,583 119,895 120,207 120,648 120,930 121,252 121,574

Civilian labor force

82,629 82,713 82,753 82,758 82,446 82,672 82,635 83,060 83,111 83,679 83,673 83,491 83,628

Participation rate

70.1 70.0 69.9 69.7 69.3 69.3 69.1 69.3 69.1 69.4 69.2 68.9 68.8

Employed

76,084 76,250 76,303 76,373 76,506 77,073 77,408 77,959 78,332 78,935 79,111 79,181 79,318

Employment-population ratio

64.6 64.6 64.4 64.3 64.3 64.6 64.7 65.0 65.2 65.4 65.4 65.3 65.2

Unemployed

6,545 6,463 6,450 6,385 5,940 5,600 5,227 5,101 4,779 4,743 4,562 4,311 4,310

Unemployment rate

7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.2 6.8 6.3 6.1 5.7 5.7 5.5 5.2 5.2

Not in labor force

35,178 35,405 35,640 35,943 36,564 36,634 36,949 36,835 37,096 36,970 37,257 37,760 37,946

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

109,203 109,541 109,839 110,172 110,514 110,838 111,128 111,453 111,777 112,210 112,501 112,827 113,147

Civilian labor force

79,710 79,815 79,808 79,788 79,586 79,911 79,872 80,221 80,182 80,746 80,780 80,657 80,737

Participation rate

73.0 72.9 72.7 72.4 72.0 72.1 71.9 72.0 71.7 72.0 71.8 71.5 71.4

Employed

73,954 74,123 74,141 74,153 74,315 74,963 75,236 75,738 75,958 76,565 76,780 76,837 76,933

Employment-population ratio

67.7 67.7 67.5 67.3 67.2 67.6 67.7 68.0 68.0 68.2 68.2 68.1 68.0

Unemployed

5,755 5,692 5,667 5,634 5,272 4,948 4,636 4,483 4,224 4,181 4,000 3,820 3,804

Unemployment rate

7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 6.6 6.2 5.8 5.6 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.7 4.7

Not in labor force

29,494 29,726 30,032 30,385 30,928 30,927 31,256 31,232 31,595 31,464 31,721 32,170 32,410

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

126,361 126,711 126,970 127,261 127,554 127,780 128,042 128,338 128,636 129,253 129,531 129,848 130,167

Civilian labor force

72,868 72,625 72,780 72,902 72,597 73,005 72,889 73,040 73,204 73,252 73,455 73,523 73,804

Participation rate

57.7 57.3 57.3 57.3 56.9 57.1 56.9 56.9 56.9 56.7 56.7 56.6 56.7

Employed

67,265 67,070 67,519 67,971 67,752 68,277 68,487 68,619 69,068 69,288 69,549 69,770 70,205

Employment-population ratio

53.2 52.9 53.2 53.4 53.1 53.4 53.5 53.5 53.7 53.6 53.7 53.7 53.9

Unemployed

5,603 5,555 5,261 4,931 4,844 4,728 4,402 4,421 4,136 3,964 3,906 3,753 3,599

Unemployment rate

7.7 7.6 7.2 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.0 6.1 5.7 5.4 5.3 5.1 4.9

Not in labor force

53,493 54,086 54,190 54,359 54,958 54,775 55,153 55,298 55,432 56,001 56,077 56,325 56,363

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

118,076 118,434 118,708 119,019 119,340 119,583 119,853 120,157 120,464 121,061 121,344 121,661 121,977

Civilian labor force

69,963 69,693 69,923 70,049 69,783 70,216 70,065 70,220 70,333 70,397 70,607 70,756 71,014

Participation rate

59.3 58.8 58.9 58.9 58.5 58.7 58.5 58.4 58.4 58.1 58.2 58.2 58.2

Employed

64,967 64,788 65,262 65,666 65,472 66,001 66,168 66,302 66,668 66,902 67,150 67,431 67,809

Employment-population ratio

55.0 54.7 55.0 55.2 54.9 55.2 55.2 55.2 55.3 55.3 55.3 55.4 55.6

Unemployed

4,997 4,905 4,661 4,382 4,311 4,215 3,897 3,917 3,665 3,494 3,458 3,325 3,205

Unemployment rate

7.1 7.0 6.7 6.3 6.2 6.0 5.6 5.6 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.5

Not in labor force

48,113 48,741 48,785 48,970 49,557 49,367 49,788 49,938 50,131 50,664 50,737 50,906 50,963

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

16,889 16,854 16,816 16,770 16,710 16,664 16,644 16,622 16,602 16,630 16,616 16,611 16,618

Civilian labor force

5,824 5,830 5,803 5,823 5,674 5,550 5,587 5,659 5,800 5,788 5,740 5,602 5,681

Participation rate

34.5 34.6 34.5 34.7 34.0 33.3 33.6 34.0 34.9 34.8 34.5 33.7 34.2

Employed

4,428 4,409 4,419 4,524 4,472 4,385 4,491 4,538 4,775 4,756 4,730 4,682 4,781

Employment-population ratio

26.2 26.2 26.3 27.0 26.8 26.3 27.0 27.3 28.8 28.6 28.5 28.2 28.8

Unemployed

1,397 1,421 1,384 1,299 1,202 1,165 1,096 1,121 1,026 1,032 1,010 920 900

Unemployment rate

24.0 24.4 23.9 22.3 21.2 21.0 19.6 19.8 17.7 17.8 17.6 16.4 15.8

Not in labor force

11,065 11,024 11,013 10,947 11,037 11,115 11,057 10,963 10,801 10,842 10,876 11,009 10,937

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation.

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

 

Last Modified Date: January 08, 2016