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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.
2020
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

261,230 262,029 262,136 261,230 261,611 261,766 261,908 262,029 262,136

Civilian labor force

160,017 162,099 161,696 160,671 161,505 161,471 161,610 162,126 162,294

Participation rate

61.3 61.9 61.7 61.5 61.7 61.7 61.7 61.9 61.9

Employed

149,613 155,797 155,732 149,883 153,167 153,806 154,234 155,324 155,975

Employment-population ratio

57.3 59.5 59.4 57.4 58.5 58.8 58.9 59.3 59.5

Unemployed

10,404 6,302 5,964 10,789 8,339 7,666 7,375 6,802 6,319

Unemployment rate

6.5 3.9 3.7 6.7 5.2 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.9

Not in labor force

101,213 99,930 100,440 100,559 100,106 100,294 100,298 99,902 99,842

Persons who currently want a job

7,088 5,491 5,524 7,277 5,701 5,918 5,935 5,819 5,713

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

126,367 126,779 126,832 126,367 126,570 126,648 126,719 126,779 126,832

Civilian labor force

84,644 85,793 85,339 85,186 85,656 85,801 85,735 86,017 85,857

Participation rate

67.0 67.7 67.3 67.4 67.7 67.7 67.7 67.8 67.7

Employed

78,955 82,474 82,024 79,443 81,102 81,533 81,835 82,432 82,508

Employment-population ratio

62.5 65.1 64.7 62.9 64.1 64.4 64.6 65.0 65.1

Unemployed

5,689 3,318 3,314 5,743 4,554 4,268 3,900 3,585 3,349

Unemployment rate

6.7 3.9 3.9 6.7 5.3 5.0 4.5 4.2 3.9

Not in labor force

41,723 40,986 41,493 41,181 40,914 40,846 40,983 40,762 40,975

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

118,010 118,466 118,520 118,010 118,261 118,337 118,406 118,466 118,520

Civilian labor force

81,877 82,929 82,547 82,236 82,672 82,851 82,703 83,007 82,902

Participation rate

69.4 70.0 69.6 69.7 69.9 70.0 69.8 70.1 69.9

Employed

76,572 79,904 79,525 76,949 78,480 78,952 79,164 79,736 79,892

Employment-population ratio

64.9 67.4 67.1 65.2 66.4 66.7 66.9 67.3 67.4

Unemployed

5,305 3,025 3,022 5,287 4,192 3,899 3,539 3,272 3,010

Unemployment rate

6.5 3.6 3.7 6.4 5.1 4.7 4.3 3.9 3.6

Not in labor force

36,134 35,537 35,973 35,774 35,590 35,486 35,703 35,459 35,618

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

134,862 135,250 135,304 134,862 135,041 135,118 135,189 135,250 135,304

Civilian labor force

75,373 76,306 76,357 75,485 75,849 75,670 75,874 76,109 76,437

Participation rate

55.9 56.4 56.4 56.0 56.2 56.0 56.1 56.3 56.5

Employed

70,658 73,323 73,708 70,439 72,065 72,273 72,399 72,892 73,467

Employment-population ratio

52.4 54.2 54.5 52.2 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.9 54.3

Unemployed

4,715 2,984 2,649 5,046 3,784 3,398 3,475 3,217 2,970

Unemployment rate

6.3 3.9 3.5 6.7 5.0 4.5 4.6 4.2 3.9

Not in labor force

59,490 58,944 58,947 59,377 59,191 59,448 59,315 59,141 58,867

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

126,681 127,112 127,167 126,681 126,906 126,982 127,051 127,112 127,167

Civilian labor force

72,558 73,463 73,546 72,494 72,862 72,644 72,929 73,134 73,455

Participation rate

57.3 57.8 57.8 57.2 57.4 57.2 57.4 57.5 57.8

Employed

68,248 70,786 71,140 67,933 69,390 69,555 69,790 70,257 70,795

Employment-population ratio

53.9 55.7 55.9 53.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 55.3 55.7

Unemployed

4,309 2,677 2,406 4,561 3,472 3,089 3,139 2,876 2,660

Unemployment rate

5.9 3.6 3.3 6.3 4.8 4.3 4.3 3.9 3.6

Not in labor force

54,124 53,649 53,621 54,187 54,044 54,337 54,122 53,978 53,712

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,538 16,450 16,449 16,538 16,443 16,447 16,451 16,450 16,449

Civilian labor force

5,582 5,707 5,602 5,940 5,971 5,976 5,978 5,985 5,936

Participation rate

33.8 34.7 34.1 35.9 36.3 36.3 36.3 36.4 36.1

Employed

4,793 5,107 5,068 5,000 5,297 5,298 5,281 5,331 5,287

Employment-population ratio

29.0 31.0 30.8 30.2 32.2 32.2 32.1 32.4 32.1

Unemployed

789 600 535 940 675 678 697 654 649

Unemployment rate

14.1 10.5 9.5 15.8 11.3 11.3 11.7 10.9 10.9

Not in labor force

10,956 10,743 10,847 10,598 10,472 10,471 10,473 10,465 10,512

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.

Last Modified Date: January 07, 2022