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.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

254,540 255,766 255,949 254,540 255,151 255,357 255,562 255,766 255,949

Civilian labor force

159,451 160,465 160,466 159,456 160,494 160,571 161,146 160,381 160,529

Participation rate

62.6 62.7 62.7 62.6 62.9 62.9 63.1 62.7 62.7

Employed

152,385 154,223 154,180 152,048 153,513 153,439 154,345 153,861 153,918

Employment-population ratio

59.9 60.3 60.2 59.7 60.2 60.1 60.4 60.2 60.1

Unemployed

7,066 6,242 6,286 7,409 6,981 7,132 6,801 6,520 6,610

Unemployment rate

4.4 3.9 3.9 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.1

Not in labor force

95,089 95,301 95,483 95,084 94,657 94,785 94,417 95,385 95,420

Persons who currently want a job

5,524 4,938 4,877 5,837 5,420 5,844 5,628 5,185 5,238

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,998 123,617 123,707 122,998 123,311 123,413 123,516 123,617 123,707

Civilian labor force

84,628 85,236 84,943 84,860 84,989 85,137 85,520 85,230 85,170

Participation rate

68.8 69.0 68.7 69.0 68.9 69.0 69.2 68.9 68.8

Employed

80,763 81,875 81,535 80,826 81,273 81,310 81,883 81,659 81,630

Employment-population ratio

65.7 66.2 65.9 65.7 65.9 65.9 66.3 66.1 66.0

Unemployed

3,865 3,362 3,408 4,034 3,715 3,826 3,636 3,570 3,541

Unemployment rate

4.6 3.9 4.0 4.8 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.2

Not in labor force

38,370 38,380 38,764 38,139 38,323 38,277 37,996 38,387 38,537

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

114,506 115,120 115,212 114,506 114,817 114,918 115,020 115,120 115,212

Civilian labor force

81,751 82,455 82,257 81,817 82,108 82,252 82,569 82,340 82,310

Participation rate

71.4 71.6 71.4 71.5 71.5 71.6 71.8 71.5 71.4

Employed

78,405 79,530 79,349 78,330 78,830 78,847 79,377 79,231 79,277

Employment-population ratio

68.5 69.1 68.9 68.4 68.7 68.6 69.0 68.8 68.8

Unemployed

3,347 2,925 2,909 3,486 3,278 3,405 3,192 3,109 3,033

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.5 3.5 4.3 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.7

Not in labor force

32,755 32,665 32,954 32,690 32,709 32,666 32,451 32,781 32,902

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

131,542 132,149 132,242 131,542 131,840 131,943 132,047 132,149 132,242

Civilian labor force

74,823 75,228 75,523 74,597 75,505 75,435 75,626 75,152 75,358

Participation rate

56.9 56.9 57.1 56.7 57.3 57.2 57.3 56.9 57.0

Employed

71,622 72,348 72,645 71,222 72,240 72,129 72,461 72,202 72,289

Employment-population ratio

54.4 54.7 54.9 54.1 54.8 54.7 54.9 54.6 54.7

Unemployed

3,201 2,880 2,877 3,375 3,265 3,306 3,165 2,950 3,069

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.8 3.8 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.2 3.9 4.1

Not in labor force

56,719 56,921 56,719 56,945 56,334 56,509 56,421 56,998 56,884

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,285 123,882 123,975 123,285 123,577 123,679 123,781 123,882 123,975

Civilian labor force

72,109 72,443 72,673 71,737 72,526 72,425 72,569 72,206 72,346

Participation rate

58.5 58.5 58.6 58.2 58.7 58.6 58.6 58.3 58.4

Employed

69,203 69,872 70,163 68,712 69,599 69,500 69,737 69,592 69,700

Employment-population ratio

56.1 56.4 56.6 55.7 56.3 56.2 56.3 56.2 56.2

Unemployed

2,906 2,571 2,509 3,025 2,927 2,925 2,831 2,615 2,646

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.5 3.5 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.7

Not in labor force

51,176 51,440 51,302 51,548 51,051 51,254 51,212 51,676 51,629

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,749 16,763 16,762 16,749 16,757 16,759 16,761 16,763 16,762

Civilian labor force

5,591 5,567 5,536 5,903 5,860 5,895 6,008 5,836 5,873

Participation rate

33.4 33.2 33.0 35.2 35.0 35.2 35.8 34.8 35.0

Employed

4,778 4,821 4,668 5,006 5,084 5,092 5,230 5,039 4,942

Employment-population ratio

28.5 28.8 27.8 29.9 30.3 30.4 31.2 30.1 29.5

Unemployed

814 746 868 897 775 803 778 797 931

Unemployment rate

14.6 13.4 15.7 15.2 13.2 13.6 12.9 13.7 15.9

Not in labor force

11,158 11,196 11,226 10,846 10,898 10,865 10,753 10,928 10,889

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 08, 2017