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
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015

Total, 16 years and over

155,420 156,906 157,072 62.8 62.7 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.8

16 to 19 years

5,542 5,824 5,769 33.3 34.6 35.0 34.9 35.0 34.7

16 to 17 years

1,869 1,971 2,037 20.9 23.2 23.3 22.9 22.5 23.0

18 to 19 years

3,662 3,848 3,707 47.5 47.4 48.1 48.5 48.9 47.8

20 years and over

149,878 151,081 151,302 64.9 64.7 64.9 64.8 64.7 64.8

20 to 24 years

15,520 15,422 15,316 70.2 70.5 70.3 71.0 69.9 69.5

25 years and over

134,235 135,545 135,915 64.3 64.1 64.3 64.1 64.1 64.2

25 to 54 years

100,567 101,060 101,169 80.8 80.8 81.1 81.0 80.9 81.0

25 to 34 years

33,964 34,648 34,737 80.8 81.1 81.4 81.2 81.4 81.5

35 to 44 years

32,488 32,440 32,459 82.1 81.9 82.1 82.0 81.7 81.8

45 to 54 years

34,115 33,972 33,973 79.6 79.6 79.8 79.9 79.6 79.6

55 years and over

33,668 34,470 34,756 40.0 39.9 40.0 39.7 39.9 40.1

Men, 16 years and over

82,580 83,694 83,805 69.1 69.2 69.5 69.4 69.3 69.4

16 to 19 years

2,743 2,943 2,921 32.4 34.9 35.2 34.9 34.9 34.6

16 to 17 years

876 958 1,050 19.2 23.2 22.8 22.1 21.6 23.1

18 to 19 years

1,847 1,972 1,837 47.3 47.2 48.4 49.3 49.4 47.3

20 years and over

79,837 80,752 80,884 71.9 71.8 72.1 72.0 71.9 72.0

20 to 24 years

8,178 7,981 8,002 73.8 73.5 73.4 74.3 72.2 72.5

25 years and over

71,591 72,690 72,840 71.6 71.6 71.8 71.7 71.8 71.9

25 to 54 years

53,758 54,381 54,289 88.0 88.2 88.6 88.6 88.7 88.5

25 to 34 years

18,394 18,857 18,809 88.5 88.7 89.6 89.4 89.6 89.3

35 to 44 years

17,493 17,544 17,521 90.2 90.3 90.5 90.1 90.3 90.1

45 to 54 years

17,870 17,980 17,959 85.3 85.8 85.9 86.4 86.2 86.1

55 years and over

17,834 18,309 18,550 45.9 45.9 45.8 45.6 45.9 46.4

Women, 16 years and over

72,840 73,211 73,267 56.9 56.6 56.8 56.7 56.6 56.6

16 to 19 years

2,799 2,882 2,848 34.2 34.4 34.8 34.9 35.2 34.8

16 to 17 years

993 1,013 987 22.6 23.3 23.7 23.7 23.5 22.9

18 to 19 years

1,815 1,877 1,870 47.7 47.6 47.7 47.7 48.4 48.3

20 years and over

70,041 70,330 70,419 58.5 58.2 58.3 58.1 58.1 58.1

20 to 24 years

7,342 7,442 7,315 66.6 67.5 67.1 67.8 67.6 66.5

25 years and over

62,644 62,855 63,075 57.6 57.2 57.4 57.2 57.1 57.2

25 to 54 years

46,809 46,679 46,880 73.9 73.7 73.8 73.7 73.4 73.7

25 to 34 years

15,570 15,791 15,928 73.3 73.7 73.4 73.2 73.3 73.9

35 to 44 years

14,995 14,897 14,938 74.3 73.9 74.1 74.1 73.6 73.8

45 to 54 years

16,245 15,992 16,014 74.1 73.6 73.9 73.6 73.3 73.5

55 years and over

15,823 16,160 16,211 34.9 34.7 35.0 34.7 34.7 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: May 08, 2015