HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by sex and age, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status,
sex, and age
2015 2016 2017 2018
3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

251,099 251,741 252,581 253,180 253,855 254,534 254,247 254,771 255,357 255,941 256,937 257,456 258,066

Civilian labor force

156,956 157,539 158,817 158,803 159,485 159,660 159,984 160,042 160,716 160,500 161,600 161,735 161,982

Participation rate

62.5 62.6 62.9 62.7 62.8 62.7 62.9 62.8 62.9 62.7 62.9 62.8 62.8

Employed

148,925 149,625 150,937 151,063 151,662 152,099 152,550 153,101 153,769 153,928 154,941 155,410 155,823

Employment-population ratio

59.3 59.4 59.8 59.7 59.7 59.8 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.1 60.3 60.4 60.4

Unemployed

8,031 7,913 7,880 7,740 7,823 7,561 7,433 6,941 6,947 6,572 6,658 6,325 6,159

Unemployment rate

5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.8

Not in labor force

94,143 94,203 93,764 94,377 94,370 94,874 94,264 94,729 94,641 95,441 95,337 95,721 96,084

Persons who currently want a job

5,957 5,871 5,853 5,818 5,899 5,829 5,690 5,506 5,606 5,268 5,133 5,185 5,263

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

121,252 121,574 122,018 122,319 122,657 122,995 122,863 123,122 123,413 123,703 124,252 124,511 124,816

Civilian labor force

83,530 83,688 84,481 84,609 84,960 84,982 85,056 85,001 85,230 85,274 86,123 86,122 85,887

Participation rate

68.9 68.8 69.2 69.2 69.3 69.1 69.2 69.0 69.1 68.9 69.3 69.2 68.8

Employed

79,235 79,411 80,296 80,457 80,686 80,843 81,055 81,334 81,511 81,718 82,529 82,639 82,625

Employment-population ratio

65.3 65.3 65.8 65.8 65.8 65.7 66.0 66.1 66.0 66.1 66.4 66.4 66.2

Unemployed

4,295 4,277 4,185 4,152 4,274 4,139 4,001 3,667 3,720 3,556 3,593 3,483 3,262

Unemployment rate

5.1 5.1 5.0 4.9 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.8

Not in labor force

37,721 37,886 37,537 37,710 37,697 38,013 37,807 38,121 38,183 38,429 38,129 38,389 38,929

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

112,827 113,147 113,567 113,847 114,173 114,504 114,376 114,629 114,918 115,208 115,750 116,018 116,328

Civilian labor force

80,701 80,790 81,529 81,667 81,912 81,951 82,037 81,997 82,329 82,429 83,146 83,182 83,050

Participation rate

71.5 71.4 71.8 71.7 71.7 71.6 71.7 71.5 71.6 71.5 71.8 71.7 71.4

Employed

76,901 77,004 77,851 78,010 78,157 78,334 78,504 78,796 79,047 79,334 80,010 80,151 80,200

Employment-population ratio

68.2 68.1 68.6 68.5 68.5 68.4 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 69.1 69.1 68.9

Unemployed

3,801 3,786 3,679 3,657 3,755 3,617 3,534 3,201 3,281 3,095 3,135 3,032 2,850

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.3 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.4

Not in labor force

32,125 32,357 32,038 32,180 32,261 32,552 32,338 32,632 32,590 32,779 32,604 32,835 33,278

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

129,848 130,167 130,562 130,861 131,199 131,539 131,385 131,648 131,943 132,238 132,685 132,945 133,250

Civilian labor force

73,426 73,851 74,336 74,194 74,525 74,678 74,928 75,041 75,486 75,226 75,477 75,613 76,095

Participation rate

56.5 56.7 56.9 56.7 56.8 56.8 57.0 57.0 57.2 56.9 56.9 56.9 57.1

Employed

69,690 70,214 70,640 70,606 70,977 71,256 71,496 71,767 72,258 72,210 72,412 72,771 73,198

Employment-population ratio

53.7 53.9 54.1 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.4 54.5 54.8 54.6 54.6 54.7 54.9

Unemployed

3,736 3,636 3,695 3,588 3,549 3,422 3,432 3,274 3,228 3,016 3,065 2,842 2,897

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.8

Not in labor force

56,422 56,317 56,227 56,668 56,673 56,861 56,457 56,608 56,458 57,012 57,208 57,332 57,155

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

121,661 121,977 122,347 122,625 122,950 123,282 123,131 123,387 123,679 123,972 124,408 124,675 124,983

Civilian labor force

70,651 71,045 71,420 71,306 71,607 71,820 72,001 72,103 72,467 72,260 72,462 72,710 73,159

Participation rate

58.1 58.2 58.4 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.5 58.4 58.6 58.3 58.2 58.3 58.5

Employed

67,349 67,811 68,148 68,157 68,489 68,752 68,962 69,198 69,594 69,618 69,775 70,163 70,594

Employment-population ratio

55.4 55.6 55.7 55.6 55.7 55.8 56.0 56.1 56.3 56.2 56.1 56.3 56.5

Unemployed

3,302 3,234 3,272 3,149 3,118 3,068 3,039 2,905 2,873 2,642 2,686 2,547 2,565

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.5

Not in labor force

51,010 50,932 50,927 51,319 51,343 51,463 51,131 51,284 51,212 51,711 51,947 51,965 51,824

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

16,611 16,618 16,666 16,708 16,732 16,749 16,740 16,755 16,759 16,762 16,778 16,763 16,755

Civilian labor force

5,603 5,704 5,868 5,830 5,966 5,889 5,945 5,942 5,920 5,811 5,992 5,843 5,773

Participation rate

33.7 34.3 35.2 34.9 35.7 35.2 35.5 35.5 35.3 34.7 35.7 34.9 34.5

Employed

4,675 4,810 4,938 4,896 5,017 5,014 5,084 5,108 5,128 4,976 5,156 5,097 5,029

Employment-population ratio

28.1 28.9 29.6 29.3 30.0 29.9 30.4 30.5 30.6 29.7 30.7 30.4 30.0

Unemployed

928 893 930 934 949 876 861 834 792 835 837 747 744

Unemployment rate

16.6 15.7 15.9 16.0 15.9 14.9 14.5 14.0 13.4 14.4 14.0 12.8 12.9

Not in labor force

11,008 10,914 10,799 10,878 10,766 10,859 10,795 10,813 10,839 10,951 10,786 10,920 10,982

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation.

Note: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: October 05, 2018