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
2014 2015 2016 2017
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

247,086 247,625 248,233 248,843 249,901 250,461 251,099 251,741 252,581 253,180 253,855 254,534 254,247

Civilian labor force

155,632 155,540 156,105 156,350 156,858 157,161 157,014 157,480 158,842 158,779 159,544 159,580 159,991

Participation rate

63.0 62.8 62.9 62.8 62.8 62.7 62.5 62.6 62.9 62.7 62.8 62.7 62.9

Employed

145,291 145,905 146,602 147,436 148,138 148,685 148,971 149,568 150,959 151,059 151,709 152,020 152,536

Employment-population ratio

58.8 58.9 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.3 59.4 59.8 59.7 59.8 59.7 60.0

Unemployed

10,341 9,635 9,503 8,914 8,721 8,476 8,043 7,912 7,883 7,720 7,836 7,559 7,455

Unemployment rate

6.6 6.2 6.1 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.7

Not in labor force

91,454 92,085 92,128 92,493 93,043 93,300 94,085 94,262 93,738 94,401 94,311 94,955 94,256

Persons who currently want a job

6,176 6,299 6,345 6,481 6,378 6,119 5,979 5,844 5,854 5,810 5,938 5,796 5,706

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

119,306 119,583 119,895 120,207 120,648 120,930 121,252 121,574 122,018 122,319 122,657 122,995 122,863

Civilian labor force

82,644 82,646 83,069 83,129 83,630 83,689 83,503 83,657 84,560 84,597 84,921 84,944 85,122

Participation rate

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

Employed

77,021 77,404 77,984 78,378 78,861 79,107 79,210 79,376 80,362 80,462 80,649 80,801 81,096

Employment-population ratio

64.6 64.7 65.0 65.2 65.4 65.4 65.3 65.3 65.9 65.8 65.8 65.7 66.0

Unemployed

5,623 5,243 5,085 4,751 4,769 4,582 4,293 4,281 4,198 4,135 4,272 4,143 4,025

Unemployment rate

6.8 6.3 6.1 5.7 5.7 5.5 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.9 5.0 4.9 4.7

Not in labor force

36,662 36,937 36,826 37,078 37,018 37,241 37,749 37,917 37,458 37,721 37,736 38,051 37,741

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

110,838 111,128 111,453 111,777 112,210 112,501 112,827 113,147 113,567 113,847 114,173 114,504 114,376

Civilian labor force

79,887 79,872 80,237 80,200 80,702 80,781 80,678 80,766 81,600 81,648 81,880 81,922 82,099

Participation rate

72.1 71.9 72.0 71.7 71.9 71.8 71.5 71.4 71.9 71.7 71.7 71.5 71.8

Employed

74,910 75,228 75,771 75,999 76,490 76,771 76,878 76,986 77,904 78,006 78,125 78,314 78,544

Employment-population ratio

67.6 67.7 68.0 68.0 68.2 68.2 68.1 68.0 68.6 68.5 68.4 68.4 68.7

Unemployed

4,977 4,643 4,466 4,200 4,211 4,010 3,800 3,780 3,696 3,642 3,755 3,609 3,555

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.8 5.6 5.2 5.2 5.0 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.3

Not in labor force

30,951 31,256 31,216 31,577 31,508 31,720 32,148 32,381 31,968 32,199 32,293 32,581 32,277

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

127,780 128,042 128,338 128,636 129,253 129,531 129,848 130,167 130,562 130,861 131,199 131,539 131,385

Civilian labor force

72,988 72,894 73,036 73,221 73,228 73,472 73,512 73,823 74,282 74,182 74,624 74,635 74,870

Participation rate

57.1 56.9 56.9 56.9 56.7 56.7 56.6 56.7 56.9 56.7 56.9 56.7 57.0

Employed

68,270 68,501 68,618 69,058 69,276 69,579 69,761 70,192 70,597 70,597 71,060 71,219 71,440

Employment-population ratio

53.4 53.5 53.5 53.7 53.6 53.7 53.7 53.9 54.1 53.9 54.2 54.1 54.4

Unemployed

4,718 4,393 4,418 4,163 3,952 3,894 3,750 3,631 3,686 3,585 3,564 3,416 3,430

Unemployment rate

6.5 6.0 6.0 5.7 5.4 5.3 5.1 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.6

Not in labor force

54,792 55,148 55,302 55,415 56,025 56,059 56,336 56,345 56,280 56,680 56,575 56,904 56,515

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

119,583 119,853 120,157 120,464 121,061 121,344 121,661 121,977 122,347 122,625 122,950 123,282 123,131

Civilian labor force

70,207 70,072 70,212 70,341 70,384 70,628 70,739 71,022 71,370 71,284 71,706 71,784 71,953

Participation rate

58.7 58.5 58.4 58.4 58.1 58.2 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.1 58.3 58.2 58.4

Employed

66,001 66,182 66,296 66,656 66,900 67,179 67,415 67,794 68,111 68,144 68,563 68,723 68,918

Employment-population ratio

55.2 55.2 55.2 55.3 55.3 55.4 55.4 55.6 55.7 55.6 55.8 55.7 56.0

Unemployed

4,206 3,890 3,916 3,685 3,484 3,449 3,324 3,228 3,259 3,140 3,143 3,060 3,035

Unemployment rate

6.0 5.6 5.6 5.2 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2

Not in labor force

49,376 49,781 49,945 50,123 50,677 50,716 50,922 50,955 50,977 51,341 51,244 51,498 51,179

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

16,664 16,644 16,622 16,602 16,630 16,616 16,611 16,618 16,666 16,708 16,732 16,749 16,740

Civilian labor force

5,537 5,596 5,656 5,809 5,773 5,752 5,597 5,693 5,872 5,847 5,958 5,874 5,940

Participation rate

33.2 33.6 34.0 35.0 34.7 34.6 33.7 34.3 35.2 35.0 35.6 35.1 35.5

Employed

4,380 4,494 4,535 4,780 4,747 4,736 4,678 4,789 4,944 4,909 5,021 4,983 5,075

Employment-population ratio

26.3 27.0 27.3 28.8 28.5 28.5 28.2 28.8 29.7 29.4 30.0 29.8 30.3

Unemployed

1,158 1,102 1,121 1,029 1,026 1,016 919 904 928 938 937 890 865

Unemployment rate

20.9 19.7 19.8 17.7 17.8 17.7 16.4 15.9 15.8 16.0 15.7 15.2 14.6

Not in labor force

11,127 11,048 10,966 10,792 10,858 10,863 11,014 10,926 10,794 10,861 10,774 10,875 10,800

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 07, 2017