HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table A-8b. Persons in the labor force and labor force participation rates by age and sex, seasonally adjusted
Age and sex Number of persons in
the labor force
(in thousands)
Labor force participation rates
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016

Total, 16 years and over

156,890 158,890 159,286 62.7 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.9 63.0

16 to 19 years

5,794 5,909 5,860 34.9 33.7 35.1 35.0 35.5 35.1

16 to 17 years

1,959 2,132 2,090 22.4 21.1 22.4 23.0 23.8 23.4

18 to 19 years

3,819 3,805 3,781 48.5 48.1 49.3 48.5 49.3 48.8

20 years and over

151,096 152,980 153,425 64.7 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 65.0

20 to 24 years

15,406 15,438 15,470 69.9 70.5 71.1 70.1 70.7 71.0

25 years and over

135,588 137,493 137,833 64.1 64.0 63.9 64.1 64.2 64.3

25 to 54 years

101,072 101,965 102,243 80.9 80.8 80.9 81.1 81.2 81.4

25 to 34 years

34,652 35,146 35,312 81.4 80.8 80.7 81.2 81.2 81.5

35 to 44 years

32,450 32,805 32,821 81.8 82.2 82.6 82.5 82.5 82.6

45 to 54 years

33,969 34,014 34,109 79.6 79.7 79.6 79.8 80.0 80.2

55 years and over

34,497 35,530 35,571 39.9 40.0 39.8 40.0 40.1 40.1

Men, 16 years and over

83,656 84,673 84,765 69.3 68.7 68.9 69.1 69.4 69.4

16 to 19 years

2,925 3,005 2,950 34.7 34.2 35.0 34.4 35.6 34.9

16 to 17 years

953 1,056 997 21.5 21.0 22.0 22.6 23.7 22.4

18 to 19 years

1,952 1,966 1,954 48.9 49.9 48.8 47.8 49.2 48.8

20 years and over

80,731 81,667 81,815 71.9 71.3 71.5 71.7 71.9 72.0

20 to 24 years

7,965 8,038 8,013 72.1 72.3 73.1 72.1 73.4 73.3

25 years and over

72,704 73,575 73,720 71.8 71.1 71.3 71.6 71.7 71.8

25 to 54 years

54,364 54,695 54,802 88.6 88.0 88.3 88.6 88.7 88.8

25 to 34 years

18,846 19,014 19,146 89.6 88.3 88.4 88.9 88.7 89.2

35 to 44 years

17,548 17,712 17,650 90.3 89.8 90.5 90.6 90.9 90.6

45 to 54 years

17,970 17,968 18,005 86.2 85.9 85.9 86.4 86.6 86.8

55 years and over

18,340 18,881 18,918 45.9 45.7 45.7 45.9 46.1 46.1

Women, 16 years and over

73,234 74,217 74,520 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.8 56.8 57.0

16 to 19 years

2,869 2,904 2,911 35.0 33.3 35.3 35.7 35.4 35.4

16 to 17 years

1,006 1,077 1,092 23.3 21.2 22.8 23.4 24.0 24.4

18 to 19 years

1,867 1,839 1,827 48.1 46.3 49.9 49.3 49.4 48.7

20 years and over

70,364 71,313 71,610 58.1 58.3 58.2 58.2 58.3 58.5

20 to 24 years

7,440 7,400 7,457 67.6 68.7 69.1 68.0 68.1 68.6

25 years and over

62,884 63,917 64,113 57.1 57.4 57.2 57.3 57.3 57.5

25 to 54 years

46,708 47,270 47,441 73.4 74.0 73.9 74.0 74.0 74.2

25 to 34 years

15,806 16,131 16,166 73.4 73.4 73.1 73.7 73.8 73.9

35 to 44 years

14,903 15,093 15,171 73.6 74.9 74.9 74.8 74.4 74.8

45 to 54 years

15,999 16,046 16,104 73.3 73.7 73.6 73.5 73.7 74.0

55 years and over

16,153 16,638 16,644 34.7 35.0 34.8 34.8 35.0 34.9

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: April 01, 2016