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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-8. Unemployment rates by age, sex, and marital status, seasonally adjusted
[Percent]
Age, sex, and marital status 2018 2019 2020 2021
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8 13.0 8.8 6.7 6.2

16 to 19 years

14.0 12.3 12.4 12.8 13.3 12.4 12.3 12.7 12.7 28.1 17.2 14.7 13.9

16 to 17 years

15.7 13.3 12.8 13.4 15.4 13.2 13.4 14.0 13.2 26.7 16.5 14.5 14.4

18 to 19 years

13.1 11.6 12.3 12.5 12.3 11.8 11.7 12.0 12.6 28.6 17.7 14.9 13.7

20 years and over

3.7 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.5 12.5 8.5 6.4 5.9

20 to 24 years

6.8 7.0 6.8 7.1 7.3 6.5 6.7 6.6 7.1 22.7 14.9 10.9 9.9

25 years and over

3.3 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.1 11.4 7.8 6.0 5.5

25 to 54 years

3.4 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 11.3 7.9 6.1 5.7

25 to 34 years

4.2 4.0 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.9 13.2 9.8 7.0 6.6

35 to 44 years

3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 3.0 10.2 6.9 5.6 5.5

45 to 54 years

2.9 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 10.5 6.8 5.6 4.8

55 years and over

3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.6 2.8 11.7 7.7 5.8 5.0


Men, 16 years and over

4.0 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.8 12.1 8.6 6.9 6.3

16 to 19 years

15.5 14.8 14.0 13.6 14.7 13.7 13.1 13.8 13.4 26.5 19.0 15.4 15.9

16 to 17 years

16.7 16.3 14.3 14.7 16.3 13.0 13.4 15.2 14.6 22.3 18.6 15.3 14.9

18 to 19 years

15.0 13.8 13.8 13.1 13.9 13.9 13.0 13.1 12.9 28.3 19.3 15.6 16.6

20 years and over

3.6 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.5 11.6 8.2 6.6 6.0

20 to 24 years

7.5 7.8 7.5 7.8 8.2 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.3 21.4 14.9 11.9 10.3

25 years and over

3.3 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.1 10.6 7.5 6.1 5.5

25 to 54 years

3.2 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2 10.7 7.7 6.2 5.7

25 to 34 years

3.9 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.8 3.8 4.0 12.9 10.0 7.4 6.7

35 to 44 years

2.8 2.8 2.8 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.8 9.5 6.7 5.7 5.5

45 to 54 years

2.8 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.4 2.6 9.4 6.2 5.5 4.6

55 years and over

3.3 3.1 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.6 2.3 2.5 3.0 10.4 7.1 5.6 5.2


Women, 16 years and over

4.0 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.8 14.1 9.1 6.6 6.1

16 to 19 years

12.4 9.9 11.0 12.1 11.9 11.1 11.4 11.6 12.0 29.7 15.5 13.9 11.9

16 to 17 years

14.9 10.4 11.5 12.3 14.6 13.4 13.4 13.0 12.1 30.3 14.7 13.7 13.9

18 to 19 years

11.0 9.4 10.7 11.9 10.7 9.7 10.4 10.7 12.2 29.0 16.1 14.1 10.8

20 years and over

3.7 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.5 13.5 8.8 6.3 5.9

20 to 24 years

6.1 6.2 6.1 6.3 6.3 5.2 5.7 5.5 7.0 24.0 14.9 9.9 9.4

25 years and over

3.4 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.1 12.4 8.2 5.9 5.5

25 to 54 years

3.6 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.2 12.1 8.1 6.0 5.7

25 to 34 years

4.5 4.0 3.7 4.0 4.2 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.8 13.5 9.6 6.5 6.5

35 to 44 years

3.4 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.1 11.0 7.1 5.6 5.5

45 to 54 years

2.9 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.8 11.7 7.5 5.7 5.0

55 years and over

2.9 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.7 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.6 13.2 8.3 5.9 4.9


MARITAL STATUS

Married men, spouse present(1)

2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 8.3 5.3 4.1 3.7

Married women, spouse present(1)

2.6 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.5 11.1 7.0 4.7 4.2

Footnotes
(1) Beginning with data for January 2020, refers to persons in both opposite-sex and same-sex married couples. Prior to January 2020, includes persons in opposite-sex married couples only.

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

 

Last Modified Date: April 02, 2021