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
Sept.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Sept.
2013
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014

Total, 16 years and over

155,473 155,959 155,862 63.2 62.8 62.8 62.9 62.8 62.7

16 to 19 years

5,818 5,542 5,626 34.7 33.8 33.9 33.9 33.3 33.9

16 to 17 years

1,980 1,933 1,894 22.1 21.9 21.5 22.4 22.2 21.0

18 to 19 years

3,858 3,647 3,744 49.5 47.3 47.5 47.0 46.0 49.2

20 years and over

149,655 150,417 150,237 65.2 64.9 64.9 65.0 64.9 64.8

20 to 24 years

15,697 15,539 15,606 71.1 71.0 70.4 71.2 70.4 70.7

25 years and over

133,955 134,928 134,513 64.6 64.3 64.3 64.3 64.4 64.1

25 to 54 years

100,683 100,999 100,519 80.9 80.8 80.9 80.8 81.1 80.7

25 to 34 years

33,762 34,345 34,159 81.0 80.7 81.1 80.9 81.4 80.9

35 to 44 years

32,583 32,497 32,443 82.3 82.1 82.0 81.9 82.1 82.0

45 to 54 years

34,338 34,157 33,917 79.5 79.6 79.6 79.6 79.8 79.3

55 years and over

33,278 33,954 33,968 40.2 40.0 40.0 40.1 40.0 39.9

Men, 16 years and over

82,806 82,968 82,973 69.7 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.2 69.1

16 to 19 years

3,050 2,773 2,809 35.8 32.6 33.0 33.6 32.8 33.3

16 to 17 years

1,000 942 930 22.2 20.3 19.8 21.5 21.4 20.4

18 to 19 years

2,057 1,867 1,879 51.3 46.7 47.6 46.8 46.1 48.5

20 years and over

79,757 80,196 80,165 72.3 71.8 72.0 72.0 72.0 71.9

20 to 24 years

8,253 8,175 8,233 74.7 73.7 73.9 74.8 73.8 74.4

25 years and over

71,528 72,100 71,885 72.1 71.7 71.8 71.7 71.8 71.5

25 to 54 years

53,894 54,098 53,857 88.2 88.0 88.1 88.1 88.4 88.0

25 to 34 years

18,316 18,542 18,411 89.0 88.3 89.0 88.8 88.8 88.1

35 to 44 years

17,548 17,587 17,499 90.5 90.6 90.5 90.5 90.7 90.2

45 to 54 years

18,030 17,969 17,947 85.5 85.3 85.0 85.3 86.0 85.9

55 years and over

17,634 18,002 18,028 46.2 46.0 46.1 45.9 45.9 45.9

Women, 16 years and over

72,667 72,991 72,889 57.1 57.0 56.8 56.9 56.9 56.7

16 to 19 years

2,769 2,769 2,817 33.6 35.0 34.8 34.2 33.9 34.4

16 to 17 years

980 992 964 22.0 23.6 23.3 23.2 23.0 21.7

18 to 19 years

1,801 1,780 1,865 47.6 48.0 47.5 47.2 45.9 50.0

20 years and over

69,898 70,222 70,072 58.7 58.5 58.3 58.5 58.4 58.3

20 to 24 years

7,443 7,364 7,373 67.5 68.3 66.9 67.7 66.9 67.0

25 years and over

62,427 62,828 62,628 57.7 57.5 57.5 57.6 57.6 57.3

25 to 54 years

46,789 46,901 46,662 73.8 73.8 73.9 73.7 74.0 73.6

25 to 34 years

15,446 15,803 15,748 73.2 73.3 73.3 73.3 74.1 73.8

35 to 44 years

15,035 14,910 14,944 74.4 74.0 73.9 73.6 73.9 74.1

45 to 54 years

16,308 16,187 15,970 73.8 74.1 74.4 74.2 74.0 73.0

55 years and over

15,642 15,953 15,952 35.0 34.9 34.7 35.1 34.9 34.8

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: October 03, 2014