Demographics

This page contains information about national labor force statistics with demographic characteristics available from the Current Population Survey (CPS). Data on the labor force characteristics of employed and unemployed persons, plus hours of work and earnings, also are available.

Demographic labor force information for States, counties, and cities are available separately from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. Contact LAUS staff for state or city data.


Age

Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics by age group. See also Older workers and Youth.


Certifications and licenses

Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics for persons with or without certifications and licenses—credentials that demonstrate a level of skill or knowledge needed to perform a specific type of job. These non-degree credentials are distinct from educational attainment. Questions to identify persons with professional certifications and licenses were added to the Current Population Survey (CPS) in January 2015.


Disability

Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics for persons with or without a disability. These are estimates for the nation as a whole; data are not available by state. Questions to identify persons with a disability were added to the Current Population Survey (CPS) in June 2008.


Educational attainment

Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics by educational attainment for persons age 25 and older. See also Earnings by education, School enrollment and Certifications and licenses.


Families and marital status

See also Women, including additional tables on parents, families, and marital status in the annual report on Women in the Labor Force: A Databook.

Employment, unemployment, and labor force participation in families

Employment and unemployment statistics for married men and women
  • Monthly tables:
    • Employment levels (HTML) (PDF)
    • Unemployment levels and rates (HTML) (PDF)

Unemployment statistics by marital status
  • Monthly table: Unemployment levels and rates by marital status, sex, race, and Hispanic ethnicity (HTML) (PDF)
  • Annual table: Unemployment levels and rates by marital status, sex, race, and Hispanic ethnicity (HTML) (PDF)

Foreign-born workers

Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics by foreign- and native-born status (nativity).


Older workers

See also Age.
Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics by single year of age for persons age 55 and older are available on request. Contact the Current Population Survey staff to obtain these data.


Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics for whites, blacks or African Americans, Asians, and persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. See also Earnings by Demographics.


School enrollment

Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics for youth ages 16 to 24 by school enrollment status. See also Youth and Educational attainment.


Veterans

Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces by period of service and service-connected disability.


Volunteering

These statistics reflect persons who volunteered through or for an organization. They come from a special supplemental survey last conducted in September 2015.

NOTICE 
The last volunteer supplement and associated BLS news release reflected data collected in September 2015.
The volunteer supplement was sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Please direct inquiries about newer data to the CNCS.



Women

Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics for women. See also Families and marital status and Earnings by demographics.


Youth

Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics for youth ages 16 to 24. See also Age and School Enrollment.

 

Last Modified Date: October 05, 2017