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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)
Nov.
2021
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Nov.
2021
July
2022
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

262,029 264,535 264,708 262,029 264,012 264,184 264,356 264,535 264,708

Civilian labor force

162,099 164,753 164,272 162,126 163,960 164,746 164,689 164,667 164,481

Participation rate

61.9 62.3 62.1 61.9 62.1 62.4 62.3 62.2 62.1

Employed

155,797 159,144 158,749 155,324 158,290 158,732 158,936 158,608 158,470

Employment-population ratio

59.5 60.2 60.0 59.3 60.0 60.1 60.1 60.0 59.9

Unemployed

6,302 5,609 5,523 6,802 5,670 6,014 5,753 6,059 6,011

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.4 3.4 4.2 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.7

Not in labor force

99,930 99,782 100,436 99,902 100,051 99,438 99,667 99,868 100,227

Persons who currently want a job

5,491 5,341 5,211 5,819 5,910 5,549 5,834 5,717 5,550

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

126,779 128,897 128,983 126,779 128,636 128,722 128,807 128,897 128,983

Civilian labor force

85,793 87,685 87,441 86,017 86,936 87,335 87,711 87,789 87,761

Participation rate

67.7 68.0 67.8 67.8 67.6 67.8 68.1 68.1 68.0

Employed

82,474 84,799 84,455 82,432 83,891 84,045 84,587 84,571 84,516

Employment-population ratio

65.1 65.8 65.5 65.0 65.2 65.3 65.7 65.6 65.5

Unemployed

3,318 2,886 2,986 3,585 3,046 3,290 3,124 3,218 3,245

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.3 3.4 4.2 3.5 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.7

Not in labor force

40,986 41,212 41,542 40,762 41,700 41,387 41,097 41,108 41,222

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

118,466 120,225 120,301 118,466 119,977 120,058 120,140 120,225 120,301

Civilian labor force

82,929 84,623 84,329 83,007 83,857 84,158 84,660 84,626 84,491

Participation rate

70.0 70.4 70.1 70.1 69.9 70.1 70.5 70.4 70.2

Employed

79,904 82,093 81,731 79,736 81,164 81,225 81,878 81,792 81,657

Employment-population ratio

67.4 68.3 67.9 67.3 67.7 67.7 68.2 68.0 67.9

Unemployed

3,025 2,530 2,598 3,272 2,692 2,934 2,783 2,834 2,834

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.0 3.1 3.9 3.2 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.4

Not in labor force

35,537 35,601 35,972 35,459 36,120 35,900 35,479 35,599 35,810

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

135,250 135,638 135,725 135,250 135,376 135,462 135,548 135,638 135,725

Civilian labor force

76,306 77,068 76,831 76,109 77,024 77,410 76,978 76,878 76,720

Participation rate

56.4 56.8 56.6 56.3 56.9 57.1 56.8 56.7 56.5

Employed

73,323 74,345 74,294 72,892 74,399 74,687 74,349 74,037 73,954

Employment-population ratio

54.2 54.8 54.7 53.9 55.0 55.1 54.9 54.6 54.5

Unemployed

2,984 2,723 2,537 3,217 2,625 2,724 2,629 2,841 2,766

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.5 3.3 4.2 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.7 3.6

Not in labor force

58,944 58,570 58,894 59,141 58,351 58,052 58,570 58,760 59,005

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

127,112 127,204 127,283 127,112 126,951 127,034 127,117 127,204 127,283

Civilian labor force

73,463 74,069 73,766 73,134 73,988 74,140 73,750 73,759 73,519

Participation rate

57.8 58.2 58.0 57.5 58.3 58.4 58.0 58.0 57.8

Employed

70,786 71,628 71,516 70,257 71,710 71,729 71,493 71,224 71,072

Employment-population ratio

55.7 56.3 56.2 55.3 56.5 56.5 56.2 56.0 55.8

Unemployed

2,677 2,441 2,250 2,876 2,278 2,411 2,258 2,534 2,447

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.3 3.1 3.9 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.4 3.3

Not in labor force

53,649 53,135 53,517 53,978 52,963 52,895 53,367 53,445 53,764

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,450 17,107 17,124 16,450 17,084 17,091 17,099 17,107 17,124

Civilian labor force

5,707 6,061 6,177 5,985 6,116 6,447 6,278 6,283 6,472

Participation rate

34.7 35.4 36.1 36.4 35.8 37.7 36.7 36.7 37.8

Employed

5,107 5,422 5,502 5,331 5,415 5,778 5,565 5,592 5,741

Employment-population ratio

31.0 31.7 32.1 32.4 31.7 33.8 32.5 32.7 33.5

Unemployed

600 638 675 654 700 669 713 691 731

Unemployment rate

10.5 10.5 10.9 10.9 11.5 10.4 11.4 11.0 11.3

Not in labor force

10,743 11,046 10,947 10,465 10,968 10,644 10,821 10,824 10,652

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: December 02, 2022