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)
Dec.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

251,936 254,540 254,742 251,936 253,854 254,091 254,321 254,540 254,742

Civilian labor force

157,245 159,451 158,968 157,957 159,508 159,830 159,643 159,456 159,640

Participation rate

62.4 62.6 62.4 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.8 62.6 62.7

Employed

149,703 152,385 151,798 150,030 151,655 151,926 151,902 152,048 152,111

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.9 59.6 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.7 59.7 59.7

Unemployed

7,542 7,066 7,170 7,927 7,853 7,904 7,740 7,409 7,529

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.4 4.5 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.7

Not in labor force

94,691 95,089 95,774 93,978 94,346 94,261 94,678 95,084 95,102

Persons who currently want a job

5,705 5,524 5,449 5,920 5,841 6,082 5,889 5,837 5,662

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

121,671 122,998 123,099 121,671 122,656 122,775 122,889 122,998 123,099

Civilian labor force

83,439 84,628 84,463 83,959 84,902 85,042 84,994 84,860 84,979

Participation rate

68.6 68.8 68.6 69.0 69.2 69.3 69.2 69.0 69.0

Employed

79,158 80,763 80,368 79,650 80,669 80,735 80,717 80,826 80,861

Employment-population ratio

65.1 65.7 65.3 65.5 65.8 65.8 65.7 65.7 65.7

Unemployed

4,280 3,865 4,095 4,310 4,234 4,307 4,278 4,034 4,118

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.6 4.8 5.1 5.0 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.8

Not in labor force

38,233 38,370 38,636 37,712 37,754 37,732 37,895 38,139 38,120

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

113,241 114,506 114,603 113,241 114,173 114,289 114,401 114,506 114,603

Civilian labor force

80,663 81,751 81,640 81,000 81,835 81,988 81,967 81,817 81,983

Participation rate

71.2 71.4 71.2 71.5 71.7 71.7 71.6 71.5 71.5

Employed

76,827 78,405 77,984 77,213 78,142 78,191 78,232 78,330 78,379

Employment-population ratio

67.8 68.5 68.0 68.2 68.4 68.4 68.4 68.4 68.4

Unemployed

3,836 3,347 3,656 3,787 3,693 3,798 3,735 3,486 3,605

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.1 4.5 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.3 4.4

Not in labor force

32,578 32,755 32,963 32,241 32,338 32,301 32,434 32,690 32,620

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

130,265 131,542 131,643 130,265 131,198 131,317 131,432 131,542 131,643

Civilian labor force

73,807 74,823 74,505 73,998 74,605 74,788 74,648 74,597 74,661

Participation rate

56.7 56.9 56.6 56.8 56.9 57.0 56.8 56.7 56.7

Employed

70,544 71,622 71,430 70,381 70,986 71,191 71,185 71,222 71,250

Employment-population ratio

54.2 54.4 54.3 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.2 54.1 54.1

Unemployed

3,262 3,201 3,075 3,618 3,619 3,597 3,463 3,375 3,411

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.3 4.1 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.6

Not in labor force

56,458 56,719 57,138 56,266 56,593 56,529 56,783 56,945 56,982

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,071 123,285 123,383 122,071 122,949 123,066 123,179 123,285 123,383

Civilian labor force

71,055 72,109 71,794 71,109 71,674 71,856 71,784 71,737 71,831

Participation rate

58.2 58.5 58.2 58.3 58.3 58.4 58.3 58.2 58.2

Employed

68,131 69,203 68,984 67,920 68,452 68,702 68,698 68,712 68,760

Employment-population ratio

55.8 56.1 55.9 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.8 55.7 55.7

Unemployed

2,924 2,906 2,810 3,189 3,223 3,154 3,085 3,025 3,071

Unemployment rate

4.1 4.0 3.9 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.3

Not in labor force

51,016 51,176 51,589 50,962 51,275 51,210 51,395 51,548 51,552

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,624 16,749 16,756 16,624 16,732 16,737 16,741 16,749 16,756

Civilian labor force

5,527 5,591 5,534 5,848 5,999 5,987 5,892 5,903 5,826

Participation rate

33.2 33.4 33.0 35.2 35.9 35.8 35.2 35.2 34.8

Employed

4,745 4,778 4,831 4,898 5,062 5,034 4,972 5,006 4,972

Employment-population ratio

28.5 28.5 28.8 29.5 30.3 30.1 29.7 29.9 29.7

Unemployed

782 814 704 951 937 953 920 897 854

Unemployment rate

14.2 14.6 12.7 16.3 15.6 15.9 15.6 15.2 14.7

Not in labor force

11,096 11,158 11,221 10,775 10,733 10,750 10,849 10,846 10,930

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: January 06, 2017