Unemployment by sex and age, January 2014
February 11, 2014
The unemployment rate, at 6.6 percent, changed little in January 2014. The jobless rate has decreased by 0.6 percentage point since October 2013 and by 1.3 percentage points since January 2013.
|Total, 16 years and over||Total, 16 to 19 years||Total, 20 to 24 years||Total, 25 to 54||Total, 55 and over||Men, 16 years and over||Men, 16 to 19 years||Men, 20 to 24 years||Men, 25 to 54||Men, 55 and over||Women, 16 years and over||Women, 16 to 19 years||Women, 20 to 24 years||Women, 25 to 54||Women, 55 and over|
The unemployment rate for teenagers, 20.7 percent, showed little change over the month. The unemployment rate for young men age 16 to 19 years was 22.6 percent in January, while that of young women was 18.7 percent.
The unemployment rate for adults (20 years and older) was 6.1 percent in January. The rates for adult men and adult women, at 6.2 percent and 5.9 percent, respectively, also showed little change in January.
The unemployment rate for persons age 20 to 24 years was 11.9 percent; for age 25 to 54 years, 5.6 percent; and for age 55 years and over, 4.5 percent.
The unemployment rate for men age 20 to 24 years was 12.9 percent; for men age 25 to 54 years, 5.7 percent; and for men age 55 years and over, 4.6 percent. Rates for women in these age categories were 10.9 percent, 5.5 percent, and 4.6 percent.
These data are from the Current Population Survey (CPS) program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — January 2014," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL-14-0168. More charts featuring CPS data can be found in Charting the labor market: Data from the Current Population Survey, January 2014 (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment by sex and age, January 2014 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140211.htm (visited July 21, 2019).
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