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
July
2014
June
2015
July
2015
July
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015
June
2015
July
2015

Total, 16 years and over

156,048 157,037 157,106 62.9 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.6 62.6

16 to 19 years

5,652 5,691 5,570 34.0 35.0 34.7 35.0 34.3 33.5

16 to 17 years

1,960 2,025 1,983 22.6 22.5 23.0 23.5 22.9 22.5

18 to 19 years

3,725 3,686 3,610 46.9 48.9 47.8 48.4 47.5 46.3

20 years and over

150,396 151,346 151,536 65.0 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.7 64.7

20 to 24 years

15,740 15,599 15,620 71.2 69.9 69.5 71.1 70.9 71.1

25 years and over

134,630 135,758 135,932 64.3 64.1 64.2 64.2 64.0 64.0

25 to 54 years

100,638 101,032 101,013 80.8 80.9 81.0 81.0 80.8 80.7

25 to 34 years

34,149 34,704 34,547 81.0 81.4 81.5 81.5 81.2 80.7

35 to 44 years

32,414 32,557 32,601 81.9 81.7 81.8 81.9 82.0 82.1

45 to 54 years

34,075 33,771 33,865 79.6 79.6 79.6 79.6 79.2 79.4

55 years and over

33,989 34,701 34,918 40.1 39.9 40.1 39.9 39.9 40.1

Men, 16 years and over

83,017 83,490 83,578 69.3 69.3 69.4 69.4 69.0 69.0

16 to 19 years

2,843 2,810 2,788 33.7 34.9 34.6 35.3 33.3 33.1

16 to 17 years

952 1,023 984 21.7 21.6 23.1 24.0 22.5 21.7

18 to 19 years

1,902 1,800 1,813 46.8 49.4 47.3 48.2 46.4 46.5

20 years and over

80,174 80,680 80,790 72.0 71.9 72.0 71.9 71.6 71.7

20 to 24 years

8,291 8,062 8,061 74.8 72.2 72.5 73.9 73.1 73.2

25 years and over

71,871 72,645 72,739 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.7 71.5 71.5

25 to 54 years

53,913 54,138 54,081 88.2 88.7 88.5 88.3 88.2 88.0

25 to 34 years

18,510 18,794 18,706 88.7 89.6 89.3 89.2 89.0 88.4

35 to 44 years

17,552 17,612 17,506 90.5 90.3 90.1 90.1 90.6 90.0

45 to 54 years

17,851 17,732 17,869 85.4 86.2 86.1 85.6 85.1 85.8

55 years and over

17,958 18,506 18,658 45.9 45.9 46.4 46.3 46.1 46.3

Women, 16 years and over

73,031 73,547 73,528 57.0 56.6 56.6 56.8 56.7 56.7

16 to 19 years

2,809 2,881 2,783 34.3 35.2 34.8 34.8 35.2 34.0

16 to 17 years

1,008 1,001 999 23.4 23.5 22.9 23.0 23.2 23.3

18 to 19 years

1,823 1,886 1,796 47.1 48.4 48.3 48.6 48.6 46.0

20 years and over

70,222 70,665 70,745 58.5 58.1 58.1 58.3 58.2 58.2

20 to 24 years

7,449 7,537 7,560 67.6 67.6 66.5 68.2 68.7 69.0

25 years and over

62,759 63,113 63,193 57.6 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.1 57.1

25 to 54 years

46,726 46,893 46,932 73.8 73.4 73.7 74.0 73.6 73.7

25 to 34 years

15,639 15,910 15,841 73.4 73.3 73.9 74.0 73.6 73.2

35 to 44 years

14,862 14,944 15,095 73.7 73.6 73.8 74.1 73.8 74.5

45 to 54 years

16,224 16,039 15,996 74.2 73.3 73.5 73.9 73.6 73.3

55 years and over

16,026 16,209 16,237 35.1 34.7 34.8 34.6 34.6 34.6

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: August 07, 2015