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
Oct.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014

Total, 16 years and over

154,625 155,862 156,278 62.8 62.8 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.8

16 to 19 years

5,706 5,626 5,854 34.1 33.9 33.9 33.3 33.9 35.3

16 to 17 years

1,983 1,894 2,066 22.1 21.5 22.4 22.2 21.0 22.9

18 to 19 years

3,732 3,744 3,773 48.2 47.5 47.0 46.0 49.2 49.8

20 years and over

148,919 150,237 150,424 64.8 64.9 65.0 64.9 64.8 64.8

20 to 24 years

15,595 15,606 15,736 70.6 70.4 71.2 70.4 70.7 71.4

25 years and over

133,589 134,513 134,842 64.4 64.3 64.3 64.4 64.1 64.2

25 to 54 years

100,302 100,519 100,706 80.6 80.9 80.8 81.1 80.7 80.8

25 to 34 years

33,632 34,159 34,343 80.6 81.1 80.9 81.4 80.9 81.2

35 to 44 years

32,437 32,443 32,438 81.9 82.0 81.9 82.1 82.0 82.0

45 to 54 years

34,234 33,917 33,925 79.4 79.6 79.6 79.8 79.3 79.4

55 years and over

33,318 33,968 34,144 40.1 40.0 40.1 40.0 39.9 40.0

Men, 16 years and over

82,186 82,973 82,959 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.2 69.1 69.1

16 to 19 years

2,919 2,809 2,926 34.3 33.0 33.6 32.8 33.3 34.7

16 to 17 years

961 930 1,030 21.5 19.8 21.5 21.4 20.4 22.3

18 to 19 years

1,977 1,879 1,893 49.0 47.6 46.8 46.1 48.5 49.7

20 years and over

79,267 80,165 80,032 71.8 72.0 72.0 72.0 71.9 71.7

20 to 24 years

8,109 8,233 8,168 73.3 73.9 74.8 73.8 74.4 73.9

25 years and over

71,349 71,885 71,935 71.8 71.8 71.7 71.8 71.5 71.5

25 to 54 years

53,683 53,857 53,820 87.9 88.1 88.1 88.4 88.0 87.9

25 to 34 years

18,180 18,411 18,457 88.2 89.0 88.8 88.8 88.1 88.2

35 to 44 years

17,550 17,499 17,537 90.5 90.5 90.5 90.7 90.2 90.4

45 to 54 years

17,952 17,947 17,826 85.2 85.0 85.3 86.0 85.9 85.3

55 years and over

17,666 18,028 18,114 46.2 46.1 45.9 45.9 45.9 46.0

Women, 16 years and over

72,439 72,889 73,320 56.8 56.8 56.9 56.9 56.7 57.0

16 to 19 years

2,787 2,817 2,928 33.9 34.8 34.2 33.9 34.4 35.8

16 to 17 years

1,022 964 1,036 22.7 23.3 23.2 23.0 21.7 23.5

18 to 19 years

1,754 1,865 1,880 47.3 47.5 47.2 45.9 50.0 49.9

20 years and over

69,652 70,072 70,392 58.4 58.3 58.5 58.4 58.3 58.5

20 to 24 years

7,486 7,373 7,569 67.9 66.9 67.7 66.9 67.0 68.9

25 years and over

62,240 62,628 62,907 57.5 57.5 57.6 57.6 57.3 57.5

25 to 54 years

46,619 46,662 46,886 73.5 73.9 73.7 74.0 73.6 74.0

25 to 34 years

15,452 15,748 15,886 73.1 73.3 73.3 74.1 73.8 74.4

35 to 44 years

14,886 14,944 14,900 73.7 73.9 73.6 73.9 74.1 73.8

45 to 54 years

16,281 15,970 16,099 73.8 74.4 74.2 74.0 73.0 73.7

55 years and over

15,617 15,952 16,008 34.8 34.7 35.1 34.9 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: November 07, 2014