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
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

249,901 250,461 251,099 251,741 252,581 253,180 253,855 254,534 254,247 254,771 255,357 255,941 256,937

Civilian labor force

156,850 157,191 156,956 157,539 158,817 158,803 159,485 159,660 159,984 160,042 160,716 160,500 161,600

Participation rate

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

Employed

148,129 148,700 148,925 149,625 150,937 151,063 151,662 152,099 152,550 153,101 153,769 153,928 154,941

Employment-population ratio

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

Unemployed

8,721 8,491 8,031 7,913 7,880 7,740 7,823 7,561 7,433 6,941 6,947 6,572 6,658

Unemployment rate

5.6 5.4 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.1

Not in labor force

93,051 93,270 94,143 94,203 93,764 94,377 94,370 94,874 94,264 94,729 94,641 95,441 95,337

Persons who currently want a job

6,375 6,128 5,957 5,871 5,853 5,818 5,899 5,829 5,690 5,506 5,606 5,268 5,133

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

120,648 120,930 121,252 121,574 122,018 122,319 122,657 122,995 122,863 123,122 123,413 123,703 124,252

Civilian labor force

83,577 83,697 83,530 83,688 84,481 84,609 84,960 84,982 85,056 85,001 85,230 85,274 86,123

Participation rate

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

Employed

78,816 79,102 79,235 79,411 80,296 80,457 80,686 80,843 81,055 81,334 81,511 81,718 82,529

Employment-population ratio

65.3 65.4 65.3 65.3 65.8 65.8 65.8 65.7 66.0 66.1 66.0 66.1 66.4

Unemployed

4,760 4,595 4,295 4,277 4,185 4,152 4,274 4,139 4,001 3,667 3,720 3,556 3,593

Unemployment rate

5.7 5.5 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.9 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.2

Not in labor force

37,072 37,233 37,721 37,886 37,537 37,710 37,697 38,013 37,807 38,121 38,183 38,429 38,129

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

112,210 112,501 112,827 113,147 113,567 113,847 114,173 114,504 114,376 114,629 114,918 115,208 115,750

Civilian labor force

80,654 80,793 80,701 80,790 81,529 81,667 81,912 81,951 82,037 81,997 82,329 82,429 83,146

Participation rate

71.9 71.8 71.5 71.4 71.8 71.7 71.7 71.6 71.7 71.5 71.6 71.5 71.8

Employed

76,455 76,772 76,901 77,004 77,851 78,010 78,157 78,334 78,504 78,796 79,047 79,334 80,010

Employment-population ratio

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

Unemployed

4,199 4,021 3,801 3,786 3,679 3,657 3,755 3,617 3,534 3,201 3,281 3,095 3,135

Unemployment rate

5.2 5.0 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.3 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.8

Not in labor force

31,556 31,708 32,125 32,357 32,038 32,180 32,261 32,552 32,338 32,632 32,590 32,779 32,604

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

129,253 129,531 129,848 130,167 130,562 130,861 131,199 131,539 131,385 131,648 131,943 132,238 132,685

Civilian labor force

73,274 73,494 73,426 73,851 74,336 74,194 74,525 74,678 74,928 75,041 75,486 75,226 75,477

Participation rate

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

Employed

69,313 69,597 69,690 70,214 70,640 70,606 70,977 71,256 71,496 71,767 72,258 72,210 72,412

Employment-population ratio

53.6 53.7 53.7 53.9 54.1 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.4 54.5 54.8 54.6 54.6

Unemployed

3,961 3,896 3,736 3,636 3,695 3,588 3,549 3,422 3,432 3,274 3,228 3,016 3,065

Unemployment rate

5.4 5.3 5.1 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.0 4.1

Not in labor force

55,979 56,038 56,422 56,317 56,227 56,668 56,673 56,861 56,457 56,608 56,458 57,012 57,208

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

121,061 121,344 121,661 121,977 122,347 122,625 122,950 123,282 123,131 123,387 123,679 123,972 124,408

Civilian labor force

70,427 70,658 70,651 71,045 71,420 71,306 71,607 71,820 72,001 72,103 72,467 72,260 72,462

Participation rate

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

Employed

66,932 67,201 67,349 67,811 68,148 68,157 68,489 68,752 68,962 69,198 69,594 69,618 69,775

Employment-population ratio

55.3 55.4 55.4 55.6 55.7 55.6 55.7 55.8 56.0 56.1 56.3 56.2 56.1

Unemployed

3,495 3,456 3,302 3,234 3,272 3,149 3,118 3,068 3,039 2,905 2,873 2,642 2,686

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.7

Not in labor force

50,634 50,687 51,010 50,932 50,927 51,319 51,343 51,463 51,131 51,284 51,212 51,711 51,947

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

16,630 16,616 16,611 16,618 16,666 16,708 16,732 16,749 16,740 16,755 16,759 16,762 16,778

Civilian labor force

5,769 5,740 5,603 5,704 5,868 5,830 5,966 5,889 5,945 5,942 5,920 5,811 5,992

Participation rate

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

Employed

4,742 4,726 4,675 4,810 4,938 4,896 5,017 5,014 5,084 5,108 5,128 4,976 5,156

Employment-population ratio

28.5 28.4 28.1 28.9 29.6 29.3 30.0 29.9 30.4 30.5 30.6 29.7 30.7

Unemployed

1,027 1,014 928 893 930 934 949 876 861 834 792 835 837

Unemployment rate

17.8 17.7 16.6 15.7 15.9 16.0 15.9 14.9 14.5 14.0 13.4 14.4 14.0

Not in labor force

10,861 10,876 11,008 10,914 10,799 10,878 10,766 10,859 10,795 10,813 10,839 10,951 10,786

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: April 06, 2018