Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Sept.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2017
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

255,562 258,066 258,290 255,562 257,454 257,642 257,843 258,066 258,290

Civilian labor force

161,049 161,909 161,958 161,082 161,539 162,140 162,245 161,776 161,926

Participation rate

63.0 62.7 62.7 63.0 62.7 62.9 62.9 62.7 62.7

Employed

154,494 155,539 156,191 154,324 155,474 155,576 155,965 155,542 155,962

Employment-population ratio

60.5 60.3 60.5 60.4 60.4 60.4 60.5 60.3 60.4

Unemployed

6,556 6,370 5,766 6,759 6,065 6,564 6,280 6,234 5,964

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.9 3.6 4.2 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.7

Not in labor force

94,513 96,157 96,332 94,480 95,915 95,502 95,598 96,290 96,364

Persons who currently want a job

5,415 5,534 5,070 5,626 5,183 5,258 5,163 5,389 5,237

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,516 124,816 124,928 123,516 124,509 124,604 124,704 124,816 124,928

Civilian labor force

85,516 86,212 85,815 85,519 86,157 86,056 85,950 85,854 85,856

Participation rate

69.2 69.1 68.7 69.2 69.2 69.1 68.9 68.8 68.7

Employed

82,119 83,062 82,814 81,902 82,784 82,522 82,684 82,545 82,645

Employment-population ratio

66.5 66.5 66.3 66.3 66.5 66.2 66.3 66.1 66.2

Unemployed

3,397 3,150 3,002 3,617 3,373 3,534 3,266 3,309 3,211

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.7 3.5 4.2 3.9 4.1 3.8 3.9 3.7

Not in labor force

37,999 38,604 39,113 37,996 38,352 38,548 38,754 38,962 39,072

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

115,020 116,328 116,437 115,020 116,017 116,115 116,220 116,328 116,437

Civilian labor force

82,633 83,140 83,115 82,561 83,234 83,115 83,058 83,030 83,063

Participation rate

71.8 71.5 71.4 71.8 71.7 71.6 71.5 71.4 71.3

Employed

79,662 80,409 80,458 79,393 80,329 80,013 80,240 80,134 80,225

Employment-population ratio

69.3 69.1 69.1 69.0 69.2 68.9 69.0 68.9 68.9

Unemployed

2,972 2,731 2,658 3,168 2,905 3,102 2,818 2,895 2,837

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.3 3.2 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.4

Not in labor force

32,387 33,188 33,322 32,459 32,783 33,001 33,162 33,298 33,374

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

132,047 133,250 133,362 132,047 132,944 133,038 133,139 133,250 133,362

Civilian labor force

75,533 75,697 76,142 75,563 75,382 76,084 76,295 75,922 76,070

Participation rate

57.2 56.8 57.1 57.2 56.7 57.2 57.3 57.0 57.0

Employed

72,375 72,477 73,378 72,422 72,690 73,054 73,281 72,997 73,317

Employment-population ratio

54.8 54.4 55.0 54.8 54.7 54.9 55.0 54.8 55.0

Unemployed

3,158 3,220 2,765 3,142 2,692 3,030 3,013 2,925 2,753

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.3 3.6 4.2 3.6 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.6

Not in labor force

56,514 57,553 57,220 56,484 57,562 56,954 56,844 57,328 57,292

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,781 124,983 125,091 123,781 124,674 124,771 124,875 124,983 125,091

Civilian labor force

72,670 72,782 73,280 72,497 72,493 73,139 73,285 73,154 73,039

Participation rate

58.7 58.2 58.6 58.6 58.1 58.6 58.7 58.5 58.4

Employed

69,820 69,880 70,858 69,692 70,077 70,419 70,598 70,529 70,656

Employment-population ratio

56.4 55.9 56.6 56.3 56.2 56.4 56.5 56.4 56.5

Unemployed

2,849 2,902 2,422 2,804 2,415 2,720 2,687 2,625 2,383

Unemployment rate

3.9 4.0 3.3 3.9 3.3 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.3

Not in labor force

51,111 52,201 51,811 51,284 52,181 51,633 51,590 51,829 52,052

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,761 16,755 16,762 16,761 16,763 16,755 16,748 16,755 16,762

Civilian labor force

5,746 5,987 5,562 6,024 5,812 5,886 5,902 5,592 5,824

Participation rate

34.3 35.7 33.2 35.9 34.7 35.1 35.2 33.4 34.7

Employed

5,011 5,250 4,876 5,238 5,068 5,144 5,127 4,879 5,081

Employment-population ratio

29.9 31.3 29.1 31.3 30.2 30.7 30.6 29.1 30.3

Unemployed

735 737 686 786 745 743 775 714 743

Unemployment rate

12.8 12.3 12.3 13.0 12.8 12.6 13.1 12.8 12.8

Not in labor force

11,015 10,767 11,199 10,737 10,951 10,869 10,846 11,163 10,938

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: October 05, 2018