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.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015

Total, 16 years and over

156,180 157,002 156,906 63.2 62.9 62.7 62.9 62.8 62.7

16 to 19 years

5,692 5,801 5,824 34.2 34.8 34.6 35.0 34.9 35.0

16 to 17 years

1,971 2,011 1,971 22.1 22.3 23.2 23.3 22.9 22.5

18 to 19 years

3,709 3,811 3,848 47.9 49.4 47.4 48.1 48.5 48.9

20 years and over

150,488 151,201 151,081 65.3 64.9 64.7 64.9 64.8 64.7

20 to 24 years

15,872 15,677 15,422 71.8 71.0 70.5 70.3 71.0 69.9

25 years and over

134,513 135,473 135,545 64.5 64.2 64.1 64.3 64.1 64.1

25 to 54 years

100,989 101,199 101,060 81.2 80.8 80.8 81.1 81.0 80.9

25 to 34 years

34,165 34,551 34,648 81.4 81.2 81.1 81.4 81.2 81.4

35 to 44 years

32,616 32,524 32,440 82.4 82.0 81.9 82.1 82.0 81.7

45 to 54 years

34,209 34,124 33,972 79.8 79.4 79.6 79.8 79.9 79.6

55 years and over

33,494 34,263 34,470 39.8 40.1 39.9 40.0 39.7 39.9

Men, 16 years and over

83,005 83,772 83,694 69.5 69.0 69.2 69.5 69.4 69.3

16 to 19 years

2,880 2,942 2,943 34.0 34.8 34.9 35.2 34.9 34.9

16 to 17 years

933 979 958 20.6 23.0 23.2 22.8 22.1 21.6

18 to 19 years

1,930 1,979 1,972 48.9 48.8 47.2 48.4 49.3 49.4

20 years and over

80,125 80,831 80,752 72.2 71.6 71.8 72.1 72.0 71.9

20 to 24 years

8,342 8,216 7,981 75.3 73.0 73.5 73.4 74.3 72.2

25 years and over

71,735 72,511 72,690 71.8 71.5 71.6 71.8 71.7 71.8

25 to 54 years

54,022 54,354 54,381 88.4 88.0 88.2 88.6 88.6 88.7

25 to 34 years

18,517 18,789 18,857 89.2 88.1 88.7 89.6 89.4 89.6

35 to 44 years

17,576 17,513 17,544 90.7 90.3 90.3 90.5 90.1 90.3

45 to 54 years

17,929 18,052 17,980 85.6 85.8 85.8 85.9 86.4 86.2

55 years and over

17,712 18,157 18,309 45.7 46.0 45.9 45.8 45.6 45.9

Women, 16 years and over

73,175 73,230 73,211 57.2 57.1 56.6 56.8 56.7 56.6

16 to 19 years

2,812 2,860 2,882 34.3 34.8 34.4 34.8 34.9 35.2

16 to 17 years

1,038 1,032 1,013 23.6 21.6 23.3 23.7 23.7 23.5

18 to 19 years

1,779 1,832 1,877 46.8 50.1 47.6 47.7 47.7 48.4

20 years and over

70,363 70,370 70,330 58.8 58.6 58.2 58.3 58.1 58.1

20 to 24 years

7,530 7,461 7,442 68.3 69.0 67.5 67.1 67.8 67.6

25 years and over

62,778 62,962 62,855 57.8 57.6 57.2 57.4 57.2 57.1

25 to 54 years

46,967 46,845 46,679 74.2 73.9 73.7 73.8 73.7 73.4

25 to 34 years

15,648 15,763 15,791 73.7 74.4 73.7 73.4 73.2 73.3

35 to 44 years

15,040 15,010 14,897 74.5 73.9 73.9 74.1 74.1 73.6

45 to 54 years

16,279 16,072 15,992 74.3 73.4 73.6 73.9 73.6 73.3

55 years and over

15,774 16,098 16,160 34.8 35.1 34.7 35.0 34.7 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: April 03, 2015