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)
Feb.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

252,577 254,082 254,246 252,577 254,321 254,540 254,742 254,082 254,246

Civilian labor force

158,279 158,676 159,482 158,888 159,643 159,456 159,640 159,716 160,056

Participation rate

62.7 62.5 62.7 62.9 62.8 62.6 62.7 62.9 63.0

Employed

150,060 150,527 151,594 151,043 151,902 152,048 152,111 152,081 152,528

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.2 59.6 59.8 59.7 59.7 59.7 59.9 60.0

Unemployed

8,219 8,149 7,887 7,845 7,740 7,409 7,529 7,635 7,528

Unemployment rate

5.2 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.7

Not in labor force

94,298 95,406 94,764 93,690 94,678 95,084 95,102 94,366 94,190

Persons who currently want a job

5,949 5,934 5,641 5,858 5,889 5,837 5,662 5,739 5,597

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,017 122,781 122,862 122,017 122,889 122,998 123,099 122,781 122,862

Civilian labor force

84,052 84,234 84,589 84,694 84,994 84,860 84,979 85,096 85,194

Participation rate

68.9 68.6 68.8 69.4 69.2 69.0 69.0 69.3 69.3

Employed

79,415 79,721 80,126 80,486 80,717 80,826 80,861 81,013 81,141

Employment-population ratio

65.1 64.9 65.2 66.0 65.7 65.7 65.7 66.0 66.0

Unemployed

4,637 4,514 4,463 4,208 4,278 4,034 4,118 4,083 4,053

Unemployment rate

5.5 5.4 5.3 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8

Not in labor force

37,965 38,546 38,273 37,323 37,895 38,139 38,120 37,685 37,668

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

113,566 114,297 114,375 113,566 114,401 114,506 114,603 114,297 114,375

Civilian labor force

81,306 81,551 81,782 81,681 81,967 81,817 81,983 82,113 82,138

Participation rate

71.6 71.4 71.5 71.9 71.6 71.5 71.5 71.8 71.8

Employed

77,148 77,483 77,781 77,974 78,232 78,330 78,379 78,503 78,573

Employment-population ratio

67.9 67.8 68.0 68.7 68.4 68.4 68.4 68.7 68.7

Unemployed

4,158 4,068 4,002 3,707 3,735 3,486 3,605 3,609 3,564

Unemployment rate

5.1 5.0 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.3

Not in labor force

32,260 32,746 32,592 31,885 32,434 32,690 32,620 32,184 32,237

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

130,561 131,301 131,384 130,561 131,432 131,542 131,643 131,301 131,384

Civilian labor force

74,227 74,441 74,893 74,194 74,648 74,597 74,661 74,621 74,862

Participation rate

56.9 56.7 57.0 56.8 56.8 56.7 56.7 56.8 57.0

Employed

70,646 70,806 71,469 70,556 71,185 71,222 71,250 71,069 71,388

Employment-population ratio

54.1 53.9 54.4 54.0 54.2 54.1 54.1 54.1 54.3

Unemployed

3,582 3,635 3,424 3,637 3,463 3,375 3,411 3,552 3,475

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.9 4.6 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.6

Not in labor force

56,333 56,860 56,491 56,367 56,783 56,945 56,982 56,681 56,521

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,345 123,052 123,131 122,345 123,179 123,285 123,383 123,052 123,131

Civilian labor force

71,518 71,663 72,230 71,289 71,784 71,737 71,831 71,686 72,011

Participation rate

58.5 58.2 58.7 58.3 58.3 58.2 58.2 58.3 58.5

Employed

68,305 68,423 69,157 68,071 68,698 68,712 68,760 68,550 68,932

Employment-population ratio

55.8 55.6 56.2 55.6 55.8 55.7 55.7 55.7 56.0

Unemployed

3,213 3,240 3,072 3,218 3,085 3,025 3,071 3,136 3,079

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.5 4.3 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3

Not in labor force

50,828 51,389 50,901 51,056 51,395 51,548 51,552 51,366 51,119

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,666 16,734 16,740 16,666 16,741 16,749 16,756 16,734 16,740

Civilian labor force

5,456 5,462 5,470 5,918 5,892 5,903 5,826 5,917 5,907

Participation rate

32.7 32.6 32.7 35.5 35.2 35.2 34.8 35.4 35.3

Employed

4,608 4,620 4,657 4,997 4,972 5,006 4,972 5,028 5,023

Employment-population ratio

27.6 27.6 27.8 30.0 29.7 29.9 29.7 30.0 30.0

Unemployed

848 842 813 921 920 897 854 890 884

Unemployment rate

15.5 15.4 14.9 15.6 15.6 15.2 14.7 15.0 15.0

Not in labor force

11,211 11,272 11,271 10,748 10,849 10,846 10,930 10,816 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: March 10, 2017