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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
HISTORICAL
A-2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and over by sex, 2011 to date
[Numbers in thousands]
Sex, year,
and month
Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force Not
in
labor
force
Number Percent
of
population
Employed Unemployed
Number Percent
of
population
Number Percent
of
labor
force

MEN

2011

116,317 81,975 70.5 74,290 63.9 7,684 9.4 34,343

2012

117,343 82,327 70.2 75,555 64.4 6,771 8.2 35,017

2013

118,555 82,667 69.7 76,353 64.4 6,314 7.6 35,889

2014

119,748 82,882 69.2 77,692 64.9 5,190 6.3 36,865

2015

121,101 83,620 69.1 79,131 65.3 4,490 5.4 37,481

2016

122,497 84,755 69.2 80,568 65.8 4,187 4.9 37,743

2017

123,275 85,145 69.1 81,402 66.0 3,743 4.4 38,130

2018

124,678 86,096 69.1 82,698 66.3 3,398 3.9 38,582

2019

125,353 86,687 69.2 83,460 66.6 3,227 3.7 38,667

2020

125,922 85,204 67.7 78,560 62.4 6,644 7.8 40,718

Monthly data, seasonally adjusted(1)

2020

April

125,707 83,166 66.2 71,892 57.2 11,274 13.6 42,541

May

125,782 83,895 66.7 73,694 58.6 10,200 12.2 41,887

June

125,860 84,577 67.2 75,656 60.1 8,921 10.5 41,283

July

125,944 84,534 67.1 76,256 60.5 8,278 9.8 41,409

August

126,036 85,270 67.7 78,213 62.1 7,057 8.3 40,765

September

126,127 85,199 67.6 78,663 62.4 6,537 7.7 40,928

October

126,218 85,495 67.7 79,537 63.0 5,958 7.0 40,722

November

126,296 85,161 67.4 79,267 62.8 5,894 6.9 41,135

December

126,367 85,175 67.4 79,481 62.9 5,694 6.7 41,192

2021

January

126,192 85,149 67.5 79,714 63.2 5,434 6.4 41,043

February

126,224 85,061 67.4 79,666 63.1 5,395 6.3 41,163

March

126,266 84,917 67.3 79,681 63.1 5,236 6.2 41,349

April

126,316 85,410 67.6 80,017 63.3 5,394 6.3 40,905

WOMEN

2011

123,300 71,642 58.1 65,579 53.2 6,063 8.5 51,658

2012

125,941 72,648 57.7 66,914 53.1 5,734 7.9 53,293

2013

127,124 72,722 57.2 67,577 53.2 5,146 7.1 54,401

2014

128,199 73,039 57.0 68,613 53.5 4,426 6.1 55,159

2015

129,700 73,510 56.7 69,703 53.7 3,807 5.2 56,190

2016

131,040 74,432 56.8 70,868 54.1 3,564 4.8 56,608

2017

131,804 75,175 57.0 71,936 54.6 3,239 4.3 56,629

2018

133,112 75,978 57.1 73,063 54.9 2,916 3.8 57,134

2019

133,822 76,852 57.4 74,078 55.4 2,774 3.6 56,970

2020

134,407 75,538 56.2 69,234 51.5 6,304 8.3 58,869

Monthly data, seasonally adjusted(1)

2020

April

134,189 73,312 54.6 61,478 45.8 11,834 16.1 60,877

May

134,265 74,305 55.3 63,530 47.3 10,775 14.5 59,960

June

134,344 75,220 56.0 66,444 49.5 8,776 11.7 59,124

July

134,429 75,551 56.2 67,520 50.2 8,030 10.6 58,879

August

134,523 75,548 56.2 69,063 51.3 6,485 8.6 58,975

September

134,615 74,879 55.6 68,880 51.2 5,998 8.0 59,737

October

134,707 75,222 55.8 70,131 52.1 5,091 6.8 59,485

November

134,788 75,376 55.9 70,542 52.3 4,834 6.4 59,413

December

134,862 75,392 55.9 70,350 52.2 5,042 6.7 59,471

2021

January

134,660 75,012 55.7 70,316 52.2 4,696 6.3 59,648

February

134,694 75,149 55.8 70,572 52.4 4,577 6.1 59,545

March

134,737 75,641 56.1 71,167 52.8 4,474 5.9 59,096

April

134,787 75,577 56.1 71,159 52.8 4,418 5.8 59,210

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

NOTE: Revisions to population controls and other changes can affect the comparability of labor force levels over time. In recent years, updated population controls have been introduced annually with the release of January data. Additional information is online at https://www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#pop.

 

Last Modified Date: May 07, 2021