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
Nov.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016

Total, 16 years and over

157,367 159,712 159,486 62.5 62.8 62.8 62.9 62.8 62.7

16 to 19 years

5,605 5,898 5,910 33.7 35.2 35.8 35.8 35.2 35.3

16 to 17 years

1,882 2,074 2,045 21.1 23.9 24.5 24.7 22.9 22.5

18 to 19 years

3,707 3,796 3,884 48.1 48.2 48.9 48.8 49.4 50.8

20 years and over

151,762 153,815 153,576 64.5 64.8 64.7 64.8 64.7 64.6

20 to 24 years

15,400 15,164 15,215 70.5 70.1 70.9 70.4 70.1 70.4

25 years and over

136,445 138,728 138,512 64.0 64.2 64.1 64.3 64.2 64.1

25 to 54 years

101,271 102,730 102,499 80.8 81.2 81.3 81.5 81.6 81.4

25 to 34 years

34,727 35,753 35,629 80.8 81.7 82.1 82.0 81.7 81.4

35 to 44 years

32,651 32,887 32,913 82.2 82.3 82.2 82.6 82.5 82.5

45 to 54 years

33,893 34,089 33,957 79.7 79.8 79.6 80.0 80.6 80.3

55 years and over

35,177 36,023 36,008 40.0 40.3 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9

Men, 16 years and over

83,503 85,034 84,874 68.7 69.2 69.2 69.3 69.2 69.0

16 to 19 years

2,879 3,031 3,051 34.2 35.3 36.2 36.1 35.7 35.9

16 to 17 years

965 963 1,002 21.0 22.7 24.2 23.3 21.4 22.0

18 to 19 years

1,912 2,062 2,068 49.9 49.4 49.7 50.9 51.8 52.6

20 years and over

80,623 82,004 81,823 71.3 71.7 71.7 71.8 71.7 71.5

20 to 24 years

7,914 7,898 7,918 72.3 72.6 73.3 72.8 72.8 73.0

25 years and over

72,704 74,153 73,988 71.1 71.7 71.5 71.6 71.6 71.4

25 to 54 years

54,117 54,868 54,808 88.0 88.4 88.3 88.6 88.6 88.5

25 to 34 years

18,780 19,206 19,128 88.3 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.6 88.1

35 to 44 years

17,469 17,698 17,754 89.8 90.5 90.5 90.6 90.5 90.8

45 to 54 years

17,867 17,964 17,925 85.9 85.9 85.8 86.5 86.7 86.6

55 years and over

18,587 19,284 19,180 45.7 46.8 46.4 46.3 46.3 46.0

Women, 16 years and over

73,865 74,678 74,612 56.7 56.8 56.8 57.0 56.8 56.7

16 to 19 years

2,726 2,867 2,859 33.3 35.0 35.5 35.5 34.7 34.6

16 to 17 years

916 1,111 1,043 21.2 25.0 24.8 26.1 24.4 23.0

18 to 19 years

1,795 1,734 1,816 46.3 47.0 48.1 46.5 46.8 48.9

20 years and over

71,139 71,811 71,753 58.3 58.3 58.3 58.4 58.3 58.2

20 to 24 years

7,486 7,265 7,297 68.7 67.6 68.5 68.0 67.4 67.8

25 years and over

63,741 64,576 64,524 57.4 57.4 57.3 57.5 57.5 57.3

25 to 54 years

47,154 47,861 47,691 74.0 74.4 74.5 74.7 74.8 74.5

25 to 34 years

15,946 16,547 16,501 73.4 74.8 75.4 75.3 75.0 74.7

35 to 44 years

15,181 15,189 15,158 74.9 74.4 74.2 74.9 74.7 74.5

45 to 54 years

16,026 16,125 16,032 73.7 73.9 73.7 73.9 74.7 74.3

55 years and over

16,571 16,731 16,810 35.0 34.7 34.5 34.7 34.6 34.7

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: December 02, 2016