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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-3. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by sex and age, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status,
sex, and age
2021 2022
Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug.

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

261,611 261,766 261,908 262,029 262,136 263,202 263,324 263,444 263,559 263,679 263,835 264,012 264,184

Civilian labor force

161,505 161,471 161,610 162,126 162,294 163,687 163,991 164,409 164,046 164,376 164,023 163,960 164,746

Participation rate

61.7 61.7 61.7 61.9 61.9 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.2 62.3 62.2 62.1 62.4

Employed

153,167 153,806 154,234 155,324 155,975 157,174 157,722 158,458 158,105 158,426 158,111 158,290 158,732

Employment-population ratio

58.5 58.8 58.9 59.3 59.5 59.7 59.9 60.1 60.0 60.1 59.9 60.0 60.1

Unemployed

8,339 7,666 7,375 6,802 6,319 6,513 6,270 5,952 5,941 5,950 5,912 5,670 6,014

Unemployment rate

5.2 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.7

Not in labor force

100,106 100,294 100,298 99,902 99,842 99,516 99,333 99,035 99,513 99,302 99,812 100,051 99,438

Persons who currently want a job

5,701 5,918 5,935 5,819 5,713 5,704 5,355 5,737 5,859 5,681 5,656 5,910 5,549


Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

126,570 126,648 126,719 126,779 126,832 128,236 128,296 128,355 128,411 128,470 128,547 128,636 128,722

Civilian labor force

85,656 85,801 85,735 86,017 85,857 87,074 87,567 87,660 87,377 87,366 87,213 86,936 87,335

Participation rate

67.7 67.7 67.7 67.8 67.7 67.9 68.3 68.3 68.0 68.0 67.8 67.6 67.8

Employed

81,102 81,533 81,835 82,432 82,508 83,518 84,247 84,465 84,089 84,218 84,061 83,891 84,045

Employment-population ratio

64.1 64.4 64.6 65.0 65.1 65.1 65.7 65.8 65.5 65.6 65.4 65.2 65.3

Unemployed

4,554 4,268 3,900 3,585 3,349 3,556 3,320 3,195 3,288 3,148 3,152 3,046 3,290

Unemployment rate

5.3 5.0 4.5 4.2 3.9 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.8

Not in labor force

40,914 40,846 40,983 40,762 40,975 41,162 40,729 40,695 41,034 41,104 41,334 41,700 41,387


Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

118,261 118,337 118,406 118,466 118,520 119,612 119,669 119,726 119,780 119,831 119,899 119,977 120,058

Civilian labor force

82,672 82,851 82,703 83,007 82,902 83,967 84,446 84,426 84,295 84,249 84,040 83,857 84,158

Participation rate

69.9 70.0 69.8 70.1 69.9 70.2 70.6 70.5 70.4 70.3 70.1 69.9 70.1

Employed

78,480 78,952 79,164 79,736 79,892 80,767 81,473 81,554 81,334 81,422 81,242 81,164 81,225

Employment-population ratio

66.4 66.7 66.9 67.3 67.4 67.5 68.1 68.1 67.9 67.9 67.8 67.7 67.7

Unemployed

4,192 3,899 3,539 3,272 3,010 3,199 2,973 2,872 2,961 2,827 2,797 2,692 2,934

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.7 4.3 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.5

Not in labor force

35,590 35,486 35,703 35,459 35,618 35,645 35,224 35,300 35,486 35,582 35,859 36,120 35,900


Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

135,041 135,118 135,189 135,250 135,304 134,966 135,028 135,089 135,148 135,209 135,287 135,376 135,462

Civilian labor force

75,849 75,670 75,874 76,109 76,437 76,612 76,425 76,749 76,670 77,010 76,809 77,024 77,410

Participation rate

56.2 56.0 56.1 56.3 56.5 56.8 56.6 56.8 56.7 57.0 56.8 56.9 57.1

Employed

72,065 72,273 72,399 72,892 73,467 73,656 73,475 73,992 74,017 74,208 74,050 74,399 74,687

Employment-population ratio

53.4 53.5 53.6 53.9 54.3 54.6 54.4 54.8 54.8 54.9 54.7 55.0 55.1

Unemployed

3,784 3,398 3,475 3,217 2,970 2,957 2,950 2,757 2,653 2,802 2,760 2,625 2,724

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.5 4.6 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.5

Not in labor force

59,191 59,448 59,315 59,141 58,867 58,354 58,604 58,340 58,479 58,199 58,478 58,351 58,052


Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

126,906 126,982 127,051 127,112 127,167 126,570 126,631 126,691 126,749 126,802 126,872 126,951 127,034

Civilian labor force

72,862 72,644 72,929 73,134 73,455 73,494 73,446 73,695 73,514 73,911 73,741 73,988 74,140

Participation rate

57.4 57.2 57.4 57.5 57.8 58.1 58.0 58.2 58.0 58.3 58.1 58.3 58.4

Employed

69,390 69,555 69,790 70,257 70,795 70,857 70,775 71,244 71,170 71,432 71,311 71,710 71,729

Employment-population ratio

54.7 54.8 54.9 55.3 55.7 56.0 55.9 56.2 56.2 56.3 56.2 56.5 56.5

Unemployed

3,472 3,089 3,139 2,876 2,660 2,637 2,671 2,451 2,344 2,479 2,430 2,278 2,411

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.3 4.3 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.3

Not in labor force

54,044 54,337 54,122 53,978 53,712 53,076 53,185 52,996 53,234 52,891 53,131 52,963 52,895


Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

16,443 16,447 16,451 16,450 16,449 17,020 17,024 17,027 17,030 17,046 17,064 17,084 17,091

Civilian labor force

5,971 5,976 5,978 5,985 5,936 6,226 6,100 6,288 6,237 6,216 6,242 6,116 6,447

Participation rate

36.3 36.3 36.3 36.4 36.1 36.6 35.8 36.9 36.6 36.5 36.6 35.8 37.7

Employed

5,297 5,298 5,281 5,331 5,287 5,550 5,474 5,660 5,601 5,571 5,558 5,415 5,778

Employment-population ratio

32.2 32.2 32.1 32.4 32.1 32.6 32.2 33.2 32.9 32.7 32.6 31.7 33.8

Unemployed

675 678 697 654 649 676 626 629 636 645 685 700 669

Unemployment rate

11.3 11.3 11.7 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.3 10.0 10.2 10.4 11.0 11.5 10.4

Not in labor force

10,472 10,471 10,473 10,465 10,512 10,795 10,924 10,739 10,793 10,830 10,822 10,968 10,644

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: September 02, 2022