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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.
2018
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

258,888 260,020 260,181 258,888 259,432 259,638 259,845 260,020 260,181

Civilian labor force

162,510 164,386 164,007 163,111 163,894 164,051 164,401 164,347 164,556

Participation rate

62.8 63.2 63.0 63.0 63.2 63.2 63.3 63.2 63.2

Employed

156,481 158,945 158,504 156,825 157,895 158,298 158,544 158,536 158,803

Employment-population ratio

60.4 61.1 60.9 60.6 60.9 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0

Unemployed

6,029 5,441 5,503 6,286 5,999 5,753 5,857 5,811 5,753

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.3 3.4 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5

Not in labor force

96,378 95,634 96,174 95,777 95,538 95,587 95,444 95,673 95,625

Persons who currently want a job

5,121 4,515 4,643 5,312 5,117 4,861 4,756 4,832 4,832

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

125,227 125,773 125,852 125,227 125,481 125,583 125,687 125,773 125,852

Civilian labor force

85,857 86,864 86,500 86,406 86,824 86,855 86,901 87,104 87,049

Participation rate

68.6 69.1 68.7 69.0 69.2 69.2 69.1 69.3 69.2

Employed

82,440 83,973 83,467 83,016 83,613 83,747 83,776 84,018 84,034

Employment-population ratio

65.8 66.8 66.3 66.3 66.6 66.7 66.7 66.8 66.8

Unemployed

3,417 2,890 3,033 3,390 3,210 3,109 3,126 3,086 3,015

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.3 3.5 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5

Not in labor force

39,370 38,909 39,352 38,820 38,657 38,728 38,786 38,669 38,803

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

116,739 117,331 117,413 116,739 117,040 117,140 117,242 117,331 117,413

Civilian labor force

83,101 83,970 83,628 83,483 83,852 83,841 83,911 84,057 84,008

Participation rate

71.2 71.6 71.2 71.5 71.6 71.6 71.6 71.6 71.5

Employed

80,036 81,464 80,940 80,496 81,046 81,146 81,196 81,377 81,390

Employment-population ratio

68.6 69.4 68.9 69.0 69.2 69.3 69.3 69.4 69.3

Unemployed

3,066 2,506 2,688 2,987 2,806 2,695 2,715 2,679 2,618

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.0 3.2 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1

Not in labor force

33,638 33,361 33,785 33,256 33,187 33,300 33,330 33,274 33,405

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

133,662 134,247 134,329 133,662 133,951 134,054 134,158 134,247 134,329

Civilian labor force

76,654 77,522 77,507 76,705 77,070 77,195 77,500 77,243 77,507

Participation rate

57.3 57.7 57.7 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.8 57.5 57.7

Employed

74,041 74,971 75,036 73,808 74,282 74,551 74,769 74,518 74,769

Employment-population ratio

55.4 55.8 55.9 55.2 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.5 55.7

Unemployed

2,612 2,550 2,471 2,896 2,788 2,644 2,731 2,725 2,738

Unemployment rate

3.4 3.3 3.2 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5

Not in labor force

57,008 56,725 56,822 56,957 56,881 56,859 56,658 57,004 56,822

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

125,393 125,998 126,082 125,393 125,705 125,806 125,907 125,998 126,082

Civilian labor force

73,768 74,695 74,730 73,673 74,116 74,313 74,542 74,291 74,584

Participation rate

58.8 59.3 59.3 58.8 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.0 59.2

Employed

71,422 72,426 72,534 71,123 71,665 71,990 72,130 71,881 72,200

Employment-population ratio

57.0 57.5 57.5 56.7 57.0 57.2 57.3 57.0 57.3

Unemployed

2,345 2,269 2,196 2,550 2,451 2,323 2,411 2,411 2,383

Unemployment rate

3.2 3.0 2.9 3.5 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2

Not in labor force

51,625 51,303 51,352 51,720 51,590 51,493 51,365 51,706 51,498

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,756 16,692 16,686 16,756 16,687 16,691 16,696 16,692 16,686

Civilian labor force

5,641 5,721 5,649 5,955 5,926 5,897 5,948 5,999 5,964

Participation rate

33.7 34.3 33.9 35.5 35.5 35.3 35.6 35.9 35.7

Employed

5,023 5,055 5,029 5,205 5,184 5,162 5,218 5,278 5,213

Employment-population ratio

30.0 30.3 30.1 31.1 31.1 30.9 31.3 31.6 31.2

Unemployed

619 666 619 750 742 735 730 721 752

Unemployment rate

11.0 11.6 11.0 12.6 12.5 12.5 12.3 12.0 12.6

Not in labor force

11,115 10,971 11,038 10,801 10,761 10,794 10,748 10,693 10,722

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 10, 2020