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
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

242,436 242,968 243,564 244,169 244,828 245,363 245,961 246,564 247,086 247,625 248,233 248,843 249,901

Civilian labor force

154,650 154,859 154,904 155,450 155,416 155,574 155,570 154,989 155,785 155,583 155,971 156,258 157,029

Participation rate

63.8 63.7 63.6 63.7 63.5 63.4 63.2 62.9 63.0 62.8 62.8 62.8 62.8

Employed

141,871 142,195 142,500 143,303 143,377 143,860 144,287 144,205 145,434 145,946 146,486 147,344 148,276

Employment-population ratio

58.5 58.5 58.5 58.7 58.6 58.6 58.7 58.5 58.9 58.9 59.0 59.2 59.3

Unemployed

12,779 12,664 12,404 12,146 12,039 11,714 11,283 10,784 10,350 9,637 9,484 8,914 8,753

Unemployment rate

8.3 8.2 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.3 7.0 6.6 6.2 6.1 5.7 5.6

Not in labor force

87,786 88,110 88,660 88,719 89,413 89,789 90,391 91,575 91,301 92,042 92,262 92,584 92,872

Persons who currently want a job

6,336 6,415 6,776 6,721 6,707 6,528 6,307 5,981 6,192 6,257 6,341 6,515 6,422

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

116,897 117,178 117,491 117,808 118,118 118,393 118,700 119,010 119,306 119,583 119,895 120,207 120,648

Civilian labor force

82,114 82,284 82,289 82,589 82,765 82,783 82,711 82,392 82,745 82,674 83,003 83,040 83,746

Participation rate

70.2 70.2 70.0 70.1 70.1 69.9 69.7 69.2 69.4 69.1 69.2 69.1 69.4

Employed

75,232 75,408 75,538 76,041 76,284 76,333 76,358 76,447 77,121 77,446 77,940 78,257 78,963

Employment-population ratio

64.4 64.4 64.3 64.5 64.6 64.5 64.3 64.2 64.6 64.8 65.0 65.1 65.4

Unemployed

6,882 6,876 6,751 6,548 6,481 6,450 6,353 5,945 5,624 5,228 5,063 4,784 4,783

Unemployment rate

8.4 8.4 8.2 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.2 6.8 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.7

Not in labor force

34,783 34,894 35,203 35,218 35,352 35,610 35,989 36,618 36,561 36,909 36,891 37,166 36,902

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

108,188 108,504 108,850 109,203 109,541 109,839 110,172 110,514 110,838 111,128 111,453 111,777 112,210

Civilian labor force

79,240 79,291 79,332 79,670 79,857 79,836 79,754 79,530 79,969 79,910 80,182 80,108 80,796

Participation rate

73.2 73.1 72.9 73.0 72.9 72.7 72.4 72.0 72.1 71.9 71.9 71.7 72.0

Employed

73,125 73,210 73,382 73,910 74,150 74,171 74,146 74,252 75,003 75,275 75,729 75,877 76,579

Employment-population ratio

67.6 67.5 67.4 67.7 67.7 67.5 67.3 67.2 67.7 67.7 67.9 67.9 68.2

Unemployed

6,115 6,081 5,950 5,760 5,706 5,665 5,608 5,279 4,966 4,634 4,453 4,231 4,217

Unemployment rate

7.7 7.7 7.5 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.6 6.2 5.8 5.6 5.3 5.2

Not in labor force

28,948 29,212 29,518 29,534 29,685 30,003 30,418 30,984 30,869 31,218 31,271 31,669 31,414

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

125,540 125,790 126,073 126,361 126,711 126,970 127,261 127,554 127,780 128,042 128,338 128,636 129,253

Civilian labor force

72,536 72,575 72,615 72,860 72,650 72,792 72,858 72,597 73,039 72,909 72,967 73,218 73,283

Participation rate

57.8 57.7 57.6 57.7 57.3 57.3 57.3 56.9 57.2 56.9 56.9 56.9 56.7

Employed

66,639 66,787 66,962 67,262 67,093 67,527 67,929 67,758 68,313 68,500 68,546 69,088 69,313

Employment-population ratio

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

Unemployed

5,897 5,788 5,653 5,598 5,557 5,265 4,930 4,839 4,726 4,409 4,421 4,130 3,970

Unemployment rate

8.1 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.2 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.0 6.1 5.6 5.4

Not in labor force

53,004 53,215 53,457 53,501 54,060 54,178 54,402 54,957 54,740 55,133 55,371 55,418 55,970

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

117,171 117,449 117,759 118,076 118,434 118,708 119,019 119,340 119,583 119,853 120,157 120,464 121,061

Civilian labor force

69,625 69,729 69,739 69,959 69,715 69,924 70,016 69,789 70,244 70,071 70,163 70,355 70,419

Participation rate

59.4 59.4 59.2 59.2 58.9 58.9 58.8 58.5 58.7 58.5 58.4 58.4 58.2

Employed

64,358 64,557 64,676 64,968 64,807 65,261 65,633 65,484 66,030 66,169 66,243 66,695 66,920

Employment-population ratio

54.9 55.0 54.9 55.0 54.7 55.0 55.1 54.9 55.2 55.2 55.1 55.4 55.3

Unemployed

5,267 5,172 5,063 4,991 4,907 4,662 4,383 4,305 4,213 3,902 3,920 3,660 3,500

Unemployment rate

7.6 7.4 7.3 7.1 7.0 6.7 6.3 6.2 6.0 5.6 5.6 5.2 5.0

Not in labor force

47,546 47,720 48,020 48,117 48,719 48,784 49,003 49,551 49,340 49,782 49,994 50,109 50,641

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

17,078 17,015 16,955 16,889 16,854 16,816 16,770 16,710 16,664 16,644 16,622 16,602 16,630

Civilian labor force

5,785 5,839 5,833 5,821 5,844 5,814 5,799 5,670 5,572 5,602 5,625 5,796 5,814

Participation rate

33.9 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.7 34.6 34.6 33.9 33.4 33.7 33.8 34.9 35.0

Employed

4,388 4,428 4,442 4,425 4,419 4,428 4,507 4,469 4,401 4,502 4,514 4,773 4,778

Employment-population ratio

25.7 26.0 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.3 26.9 26.7 26.4 27.0 27.2 28.7 28.7

Unemployed

1,397 1,410 1,391 1,396 1,425 1,386 1,292 1,200 1,171 1,100 1,111 1,023 1,037

Unemployment rate

24.2 24.2 23.8 24.0 24.4 23.8 22.3 21.2 21.0 19.6 19.8 17.7 17.8

Not in labor force

11,293 11,177 11,122 11,068 11,009 11,002 10,971 11,041 11,093 11,042 10,997 10,806 10,816

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: April 03, 2015