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)
Mar.
2017
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Mar.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

254,414 256,934 257,097 254,414 255,949 256,109 256,780 256,934 257,097

Civilian labor force

159,912 161,494 161,548 160,235 160,533 160,597 161,115 161,921 161,763

Participation rate

62.9 62.9 62.8 63.0 62.7 62.7 62.7 63.0 62.9

Employed

152,628 154,403 154,877 153,064 153,917 154,021 154,430 155,215 155,178

Employment-population ratio

60.0 60.1 60.2 60.2 60.1 60.1 60.1 60.4 60.4

Unemployed

7,284 7,091 6,671 7,171 6,616 6,576 6,684 6,706 6,585

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.4 4.1 4.5 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1

Not in labor force

94,502 95,439 95,549 94,179 95,416 95,512 95,665 95,012 95,335

Persons who currently want a job

5,507 5,152 4,793 5,772 5,265 5,308 5,171 5,131 5,096

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,945 124,250 124,331 122,945 123,707 123,786 124,173 124,250 124,331

Civilian labor force

84,718 85,806 85,924 85,027 85,221 85,354 85,931 86,267 86,169

Participation rate

68.9 69.1 69.1 69.2 68.9 69.0 69.2 69.4 69.3

Employed

80,546 81,829 82,151 81,121 81,666 81,821 82,274 82,685 82,630

Employment-population ratio

65.5 65.9 66.1 66.0 66.0 66.1 66.3 66.5 66.5

Unemployed

4,172 3,977 3,773 3,906 3,555 3,533 3,658 3,582 3,539

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.1

Not in labor force

38,227 38,444 38,407 37,919 38,486 38,432 38,242 37,983 38,162

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

114,455 115,748 115,832 114,455 115,212 115,292 115,669 115,748 115,832

Civilian labor force

81,924 83,053 83,162 82,007 82,375 82,548 82,928 83,309 83,200

Participation rate

71.6 71.8 71.8 71.7 71.5 71.6 71.7 72.0 71.8

Employed

78,172 79,552 79,810 78,548 79,324 79,431 79,705 80,213 80,113

Employment-population ratio

68.3 68.7 68.9 68.6 68.9 68.9 68.9 69.3 69.2

Unemployed

3,752 3,501 3,352 3,459 3,050 3,117 3,223 3,096 3,087

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.2 4.0 4.2 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.7

Not in labor force

32,531 32,695 32,670 32,448 32,837 32,745 32,741 32,440 32,632

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

131,469 132,684 132,766 131,469 132,242 132,323 132,607 132,684 132,766

Civilian labor force

75,194 75,688 75,624 75,209 75,312 75,243 75,183 75,654 75,594

Participation rate

57.2 57.0 57.0 57.2 57.0 56.9 56.7 57.0 56.9

Employed

72,082 72,574 72,726 71,943 72,251 72,200 72,157 72,530 72,548

Employment-population ratio

54.8 54.7 54.8 54.7 54.6 54.6 54.4 54.7 54.6

Unemployed

3,112 3,114 2,898 3,266 3,061 3,043 3,027 3,124 3,046

Unemployment rate

4.1 4.1 3.8 4.3 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.0

Not in labor force

56,275 56,996 57,142 56,260 56,930 57,080 57,423 57,030 57,172

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,212 124,407 124,491 123,212 123,975 124,057 124,328 124,407 124,491

Civilian labor force

72,354 72,791 72,780 72,233 72,302 72,293 72,210 72,565 72,610

Participation rate

58.7 58.5 58.5 58.6 58.3 58.3 58.1 58.3 58.3

Employed

69,559 70,029 70,178 69,337 69,665 69,614 69,583 69,828 69,916

Employment-population ratio

56.5 56.3 56.4 56.3 56.2 56.1 56.0 56.1 56.2

Unemployed

2,795 2,762 2,602 2,896 2,637 2,679 2,627 2,737 2,695

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.8 3.6 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.7

Not in labor force

50,858 51,616 51,711 50,979 51,673 51,764 52,118 51,842 51,880

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,747 16,778 16,774 16,747 16,762 16,760 16,783 16,778 16,774

Civilian labor force

5,634 5,650 5,606 5,995 5,857 5,757 5,977 6,048 5,952

Participation rate

33.6 33.7 33.4 35.8 34.9 34.4 35.6 36.0 35.5

Employed

4,897 4,822 4,889 5,179 4,928 4,977 5,143 5,174 5,149

Employment-population ratio

29.2 28.7 29.1 30.9 29.4 29.7 30.6 30.8 30.7

Unemployed

737 828 717 816 929 780 834 874 803

Unemployment rate

13.1 14.7 12.8 13.6 15.9 13.6 13.9 14.4 13.5

Not in labor force

11,113 11,128 11,169 10,752 10,906 11,003 10,806 10,731 10,822

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: April 06, 2018