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
Jan.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016

Total, 16 years and over

157,025 157,833 158,335 62.9 62.4 62.5 62.5 62.6 62.7

16 to 19 years

5,797 5,837 5,832 34.8 33.8 33.7 33.7 35.1 35.0

16 to 17 years

2,050 1,994 2,033 23.1 22.1 21.5 21.1 22.4 23.0

18 to 19 years

3,734 3,814 3,788 48.0 47.4 47.8 48.1 49.3 48.5

20 years and over

151,228 151,996 152,504 64.9 64.4 64.5 64.5 64.6 64.7

20 to 24 years

15,523 15,521 15,308 70.3 70.2 70.8 70.5 71.1 70.1

25 years and over

135,679 136,503 137,150 64.3 63.8 63.9 64.0 63.9 64.1

25 to 54 years

101,311 101,375 101,870 81.1 80.6 80.8 80.8 80.9 81.1

25 to 34 years

34,588 34,743 35,102 81.4 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.7 81.2

35 to 44 years

32,593 32,786 32,812 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.2 82.6 82.5

45 to 54 years

34,130 33,846 33,955 79.8 79.2 79.4 79.7 79.6 79.8

55 years and over

34,389 35,151 35,303 40.0 39.7 39.9 40.0 39.8 40.0

Men, 16 years and over

83,689 83,876 84,238 69.4 68.7 68.7 68.7 68.9 69.1

16 to 19 years

2,952 2,949 2,905 35.0 33.9 33.8 34.2 35.0 34.4

16 to 17 years

1,008 982 1,013 22.7 21.7 21.3 21.0 22.0 22.6

18 to 19 years

1,938 1,936 1,892 48.5 48.5 48.9 49.9 48.8 47.8

20 years and over

80,737 80,927 81,333 72.0 71.3 71.3 71.3 71.5 71.7

20 to 24 years

8,126 7,997 7,903 73.4 72.2 73.0 72.3 73.1 72.1

25 years and over

72,564 72,939 73,382 71.8 71.2 71.3 71.1 71.3 71.6

25 to 54 years

54,353 54,279 54,617 88.6 88.1 88.1 88.0 88.3 88.6

25 to 34 years

18,790 18,834 19,014 89.5 88.3 88.4 88.3 88.4 88.9

35 to 44 years

17,589 17,611 17,649 90.5 90.4 90.4 89.8 90.5 90.6

45 to 54 years

17,974 17,833 17,954 85.9 85.7 85.7 85.9 85.9 86.4

55 years and over

18,211 18,660 18,764 45.9 45.5 45.7 45.7 45.7 45.9

Women, 16 years and over

73,336 73,957 74,097 56.8 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.8

16 to 19 years

2,845 2,888 2,926 34.7 33.7 33.7 33.3 35.3 35.7

16 to 17 years

1,042 1,012 1,020 23.6 22.5 21.8 21.2 22.8 23.4

18 to 19 years

1,796 1,878 1,897 47.5 46.3 46.8 46.3 49.9 49.3

20 years and over

70,491 71,069 71,171 58.3 58.0 58.1 58.3 58.2 58.2

20 to 24 years

7,396 7,524 7,404 67.1 68.2 68.6 68.7 69.1 68.0

25 years and over

63,115 63,563 63,769 57.4 57.0 57.1 57.4 57.2 57.3

25 to 54 years

46,957 47,096 47,252 73.8 73.4 73.7 74.0 73.9 74.0

25 to 34 years

15,798 15,909 16,088 73.5 73.1 73.1 73.4 73.1 73.7

35 to 44 years

15,004 15,175 15,163 74.1 74.4 74.6 74.9 74.9 74.8

45 to 54 years

16,156 16,012 16,001 73.9 72.9 73.3 73.7 73.6 73.5

55 years and over

16,170 16,529 16,530 34.9 34.7 34.8 35.0 34.8 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: February 05, 2016