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)
Nov.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Nov.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

255,949 258,514 258,708 255,949 257,843 258,066 258,290 258,514 258,708

Civilian labor force

160,466 162,723 162,665 160,533 162,245 161,776 161,926 162,637 162,770

Participation rate

62.7 62.9 62.9 62.7 62.9 62.7 62.7 62.9 62.9

Employed

154,180 156,952 157,015 153,917 155,965 155,542 155,962 156,562 156,795

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.7 60.7 60.1 60.5 60.3 60.4 60.6 60.6

Unemployed

6,286 5,771 5,650 6,616 6,280 6,234 5,964 6,075 5,975

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.5 3.5 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.7

Not in labor force

95,483 95,792 96,043 95,416 95,598 96,290 96,364 95,877 95,937

Persons who currently want a job

4,877 5,048 5,060 5,265 5,163 5,389 5,237 5,309 5,397

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,707 125,041 125,137 123,707 124,704 124,816 124,928 125,041 125,137

Civilian labor force

84,943 86,081 85,974 85,221 85,950 85,854 85,856 86,146 86,326

Participation rate

68.7 68.8 68.7 68.9 68.9 68.8 68.7 68.9 69.0

Employed

81,535 83,052 83,033 81,666 82,684 82,545 82,645 82,903 83,219

Employment-population ratio

65.9 66.4 66.4 66.0 66.3 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.5

Unemployed

3,408 3,029 2,941 3,555 3,266 3,309 3,211 3,243 3,106

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.5 3.4 4.2 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.6

Not in labor force

38,764 38,960 39,163 38,486 38,754 38,962 39,072 38,895 38,811

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

115,212 116,546 116,646 115,212 116,220 116,328 116,437 116,546 116,646

Civilian labor force

82,257 83,332 83,231 82,375 83,058 83,030 83,063 83,286 83,409

Participation rate

71.4 71.5 71.4 71.5 71.5 71.4 71.3 71.5 71.5

Employed

79,349 80,637 80,636 79,324 80,240 80,134 80,225 80,405 80,660

Employment-population ratio

68.9 69.2 69.1 68.9 69.0 68.9 68.9 69.0 69.1

Unemployed

2,909 2,694 2,596 3,050 2,818 2,895 2,837 2,881 2,749

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.2 3.1 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.3

Not in labor force

32,954 33,215 33,414 32,837 33,162 33,298 33,374 33,260 33,236

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

132,242 133,474 133,571 132,242 133,139 133,250 133,362 133,474 133,571

Civilian labor force

75,523 76,642 76,691 75,312 76,295 75,922 76,070 76,491 76,445

Participation rate

57.1 57.4 57.4 57.0 57.3 57.0 57.0 57.3 57.2

Employed

72,645 73,900 73,982 72,251 73,281 72,997 73,317 73,659 73,576

Employment-population ratio

54.9 55.4 55.4 54.6 55.0 54.8 55.0 55.2 55.1

Unemployed

2,877 2,742 2,709 3,061 3,013 2,925 2,753 2,832 2,869

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.6 3.5 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.8

Not in labor force

56,719 56,832 56,880 56,930 56,844 57,328 57,292 56,983 57,126

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,975 125,200 125,299 123,975 124,875 124,983 125,091 125,200 125,299

Civilian labor force

72,673 73,683 73,820 72,302 73,285 73,154 73,039 73,391 73,431

Participation rate

58.6 58.9 58.9 58.3 58.7 58.5 58.4 58.6 58.6

Employed

70,163 71,270 71,438 69,665 70,598 70,529 70,656 70,909 70,917

Employment-population ratio

56.6 56.9 57.0 56.2 56.5 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.6

Unemployed

2,509 2,412 2,383 2,637 2,687 2,625 2,383 2,482 2,514

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.3 3.2 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.3 3.4 3.4

Not in labor force

51,302 51,517 51,479 51,673 51,590 51,829 52,052 51,809 51,868

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,762 16,768 16,763 16,762 16,748 16,755 16,762 16,768 16,763

Civilian labor force

5,536 5,708 5,613 5,857 5,902 5,592 5,824 5,960 5,930

Participation rate

33.0 34.0 33.5 34.9 35.2 33.4 34.7 35.5 35.4

Employed

4,668 5,045 4,941 4,928 5,127 4,879 5,081 5,248 5,218

Employment-population ratio

27.8 30.1 29.5 29.4 30.6 29.1 30.3 31.3 31.1

Unemployed

868 664 672 929 775 714 743 712 712

Unemployment rate

15.7 11.6 12.0 15.9 13.1 12.8 12.8 11.9 12.0

Not in labor force

11,226 11,060 11,150 10,906 10,846 11,163 10,938 10,808 10,833

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: December 07, 2018