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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, 2012 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

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

2021

126,487 85,505 67.6 80,829 63.9 4,676 5.5 40,983

Monthly data, seasonally adjusted(1)

2021

April

126,316 85,416 67.6 80,092 63.4 5,324 6.2 40,900

May

126,369 85,307 67.5 80,197 63.5 5,110 6.0 41,062

June

126,434 85,443 67.6 80,276 63.5 5,167 6.0 40,990

July

126,499 85,505 67.6 80,749 63.8 4,757 5.6 40,994

August

126,570 85,656 67.7 81,102 64.1 4,554 5.3 40,914

September

126,648 85,801 67.7 81,533 64.4 4,268 5.0 40,846

October

126,719 85,735 67.7 81,835 64.6 3,900 4.5 40,983

November

126,779 86,017 67.8 82,432 65.0 3,585 4.2 40,762

December

126,832 85,857 67.7 82,508 65.1 3,349 3.9 40,975

2022

January

128,236 87,074 67.9 83,518 65.1 3,556 4.1 41,162

February

128,296 87,567 68.3 84,247 65.7 3,320 3.8 40,729

March

128,355 87,660 68.3 84,465 65.8 3,195 3.6 40,695

April

128,411 87,377 68.0 84,089 65.5 3,288 3.8 41,034

WOMEN

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

2021

134,958 75,699 56.1 71,752 53.2 3,948 5.2 59,259

Monthly data, seasonally adjusted(1)

2021

April

134,787 75,562 56.1 71,167 52.8 4,395 5.8 59,225

May

134,841 75,494 56.0 71,353 52.9 4,141 5.5 59,347

June

134,905 75,671 56.1 71,336 52.9 4,335 5.7 59,234

July

134,970 75,870 56.2 71,956 53.3 3,914 5.2 59,100

August

135,041 75,849 56.2 72,065 53.4 3,784 5.0 59,191

September

135,118 75,670 56.0 72,273 53.5 3,398 4.5 59,448

October

135,189 75,874 56.1 72,399 53.6 3,475 4.6 59,315

November

135,250 76,109 56.3 72,892 53.9 3,217 4.2 59,141

December

135,304 76,437 56.5 73,467 54.3 2,970 3.9 58,867

2022

January

134,966 76,612 56.8 73,656 54.6 2,957 3.9 58,354

February

135,028 76,425 56.6 73,475 54.4 2,950 3.9 58,604

March

135,089 76,749 56.8 73,992 54.8 2,757 3.6 58,340

April

135,148 76,670 56.7 74,017 54.8 2,653 3.5 58,479

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 06, 2022