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.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015

Total, 16 years and over

155,486 156,129 157,180 63.0 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.7 62.9

16 to 19 years

5,542 5,747 5,817 33.2 34.0 35.3 34.8 34.6 35.0

16 to 17 years

2,033 2,067 2,061 22.8 21.3 23.2 22.3 23.2 23.3

18 to 19 years

3,497 3,651 3,737 45.1 49.1 49.9 49.4 47.4 48.1

20 years and over

149,943 150,383 151,362 65.1 64.8 64.8 64.9 64.7 64.9

20 to 24 years

15,645 15,520 15,528 70.8 70.7 71.4 71.0 70.5 70.3

25 years and over

134,184 134,928 135,708 64.5 64.1 64.2 64.2 64.1 64.3

25 to 54 years

100,851 100,736 101,333 81.0 80.7 80.8 80.8 80.8 81.1

25 to 34 years

34,056 34,369 34,603 81.3 80.9 81.3 81.2 81.1 81.4

35 to 44 years

32,690 32,410 32,592 82.6 82.0 82.0 82.0 81.9 82.1

45 to 54 years

34,105 33,956 34,139 79.3 79.3 79.3 79.4 79.6 79.8

55 years and over

33,317 34,237 34,388 39.8 39.9 40.0 40.1 39.9 40.0

Men, 16 years and over

82,664 83,210 83,771 69.3 69.2 69.1 69.0 69.2 69.5

16 to 19 years

2,765 2,939 2,967 32.6 33.4 34.7 34.8 34.9 35.2

16 to 17 years

975 1,035 1,013 21.7 20.7 22.8 23.0 23.2 22.8

18 to 19 years

1,777 1,872 1,934 44.6 48.4 49.9 48.8 47.2 48.4

20 years and over

79,899 80,271 80,804 72.1 71.9 71.7 71.6 71.8 72.1

20 to 24 years

8,107 8,107 8,131 73.2 74.5 74.1 73.0 73.5 73.4

25 years and over

71,660 72,202 72,572 71.9 71.5 71.5 71.5 71.6 71.8

25 to 54 years

53,993 53,993 54,380 88.4 88.0 88.0 88.0 88.2 88.6

25 to 34 years

18,393 18,601 18,814 88.8 88.2 88.3 88.1 88.7 89.6

35 to 44 years

17,641 17,501 17,587 91.0 90.3 90.4 90.3 90.3 90.5

45 to 54 years

17,959 17,891 17,979 85.5 85.8 85.3 85.8 85.8 85.9

55 years and over

17,667 18,209 18,193 45.8 45.8 46.0 46.0 45.9 45.8

Women, 16 years and over

72,821 72,919 73,408 57.0 56.7 57.0 57.1 56.6 56.8

16 to 19 years

2,777 2,808 2,850 33.9 34.5 35.9 34.8 34.4 34.8

16 to 17 years

1,058 1,032 1,048 23.9 21.8 23.5 21.6 23.3 23.7

18 to 19 years

1,720 1,779 1,803 45.6 49.9 49.8 50.1 47.6 47.7

20 years and over

70,045 70,111 70,558 58.6 58.2 58.4 58.6 58.2 58.3

20 to 24 years

7,538 7,413 7,397 68.4 67.0 68.8 69.0 67.5 67.1

25 years and over

62,523 62,726 63,135 57.6 57.3 57.5 57.6 57.2 57.4

25 to 54 years

46,858 46,743 46,954 74.0 73.7 73.9 73.9 73.7 73.8

25 to 34 years

15,663 15,768 15,789 74.0 73.9 74.4 74.4 73.7 73.4

35 to 44 years

15,049 14,909 15,005 74.5 74.0 73.9 73.9 73.9 74.1

45 to 54 years

16,146 16,065 16,159 73.5 73.2 73.6 73.4 73.6 73.9

55 years and over

15,674 16,042 16,202 34.7 34.8 34.8 35.1 34.7 35.0

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 06, 2015