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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
2018 2019
Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

258,888 258,239 258,392 258,537 258,693 258,861 259,037 259,225 259,432 259,638 259,845 260,020 260,181

Civilian labor force

163,111 163,142 163,047 162,935 162,546 162,782 163,133 163,373 163,894 164,051 164,401 164,347 164,556

Participation rate

63.0 63.2 63.1 63.0 62.8 62.9 63.0 63.0 63.2 63.2 63.3 63.2 63.2

Employed

156,825 156,627 156,866 156,741 156,696 156,844 157,148 157,346 157,895 158,298 158,544 158,536 158,803

Employment-population ratio

60.6 60.7 60.7 60.6 60.6 60.6 60.7 60.7 60.9 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0

Unemployed

6,286 6,516 6,181 6,194 5,850 5,938 5,985 6,027 5,999 5,753 5,857 5,811 5,753

Unemployment rate

3.9 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5

Not in labor force

95,777 95,097 95,345 95,602 96,147 96,079 95,905 95,852 95,538 95,587 95,444 95,673 95,625

Persons who currently want a job

5,312 5,239 5,206 5,196 5,105 5,037 5,312 5,016 5,117 4,861 4,756 4,832 4,832


Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

125,227 124,890 124,965 125,037 125,114 125,197 125,285 125,378 125,481 125,583 125,687 125,773 125,852

Civilian labor force

86,406 86,543 86,399 86,441 86,233 86,412 86,549 86,793 86,824 86,855 86,901 87,104 87,049

Participation rate

69.0 69.3 69.1 69.1 68.9 69.0 69.1 69.2 69.2 69.2 69.1 69.3 69.2

Employed

83,016 83,012 83,066 83,047 82,999 83,213 83,358 83,589 83,613 83,747 83,776 84,018 84,034

Employment-population ratio

66.3 66.5 66.5 66.4 66.3 66.5 66.5 66.7 66.6 66.7 66.7 66.8 66.8

Unemployed

3,390 3,530 3,333 3,394 3,234 3,199 3,191 3,204 3,210 3,109 3,126 3,086 3,015

Unemployment rate

3.9 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5

Not in labor force

38,820 38,347 38,566 38,595 38,881 38,785 38,736 38,585 38,657 38,728 38,786 38,669 38,803


Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

116,739 116,436 116,513 116,586 116,665 116,752 116,843 116,939 117,040 117,140 117,242 117,331 117,413

Civilian labor force

83,483 83,586 83,588 83,566 83,421 83,569 83,568 83,771 83,852 83,841 83,911 84,057 84,008

Participation rate

71.5 71.8 71.7 71.7 71.5 71.6 71.5 71.6 71.6 71.6 71.6 71.6 71.5

Employed

80,496 80,474 80,677 80,570 80,609 80,761 80,780 80,975 81,046 81,146 81,196 81,377 81,390

Employment-population ratio

69.0 69.1 69.2 69.1 69.1 69.2 69.1 69.2 69.2 69.3 69.3 69.4 69.3

Unemployed

2,987 3,112 2,911 2,995 2,812 2,808 2,788 2,796 2,806 2,695 2,715 2,679 2,618

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1

Not in labor force

33,256 32,850 32,925 33,021 33,244 33,184 33,275 33,168 33,187 33,300 33,330 33,274 33,405


Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

133,662 133,350 133,427 133,500 133,579 133,664 133,753 133,847 133,951 134,054 134,158 134,247 134,329

Civilian labor force

76,705 76,600 76,648 76,494 76,313 76,370 76,584 76,580 77,070 77,195 77,500 77,243 77,507

Participation rate

57.4 57.4 57.4 57.3 57.1 57.1 57.3 57.2 57.5 57.6 57.8 57.5 57.7

Employed

73,808 73,614 73,800 73,694 73,697 73,631 73,790 73,757 74,282 74,551 74,769 74,518 74,769

Employment-population ratio

55.2 55.2 55.3 55.2 55.2 55.1 55.2 55.1 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.5 55.7

Unemployed

2,896 2,985 2,848 2,799 2,616 2,739 2,793 2,823 2,788 2,644 2,731 2,725 2,738

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5

Not in labor force

56,957 56,750 56,779 57,007 57,266 57,294 57,169 57,267 56,881 56,859 56,658 57,004 56,822


Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

125,393 125,099 125,177 125,252 125,332 125,419 125,509 125,604 125,705 125,806 125,907 125,998 126,082

Civilian labor force

73,673 73,643 73,667 73,508 73,440 73,439 73,655 73,585 74,116 74,313 74,542 74,291 74,584

Participation rate

58.8 58.9 58.8 58.7 58.6 58.6 58.7 58.6 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.0 59.2

Employed

71,123 71,004 71,169 71,056 71,136 71,038 71,209 71,120 71,665 71,990 72,130 71,881 72,200

Employment-population ratio

56.7 56.8 56.9 56.7 56.8 56.6 56.7 56.6 57.0 57.2 57.3 57.0 57.3

Unemployed

2,550 2,639 2,497 2,451 2,304 2,401 2,447 2,465 2,451 2,323 2,411 2,411 2,383

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2

Not in labor force

51,720 51,456 51,511 51,744 51,892 51,980 51,853 52,019 51,590 51,493 51,365 51,706 51,498


Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

16,756 16,704 16,702 16,698 16,696 16,690 16,686 16,682 16,687 16,691 16,696 16,692 16,686

Civilian labor force

5,955 5,913 5,792 5,862 5,685 5,774 5,910 6,017 5,926 5,897 5,948 5,999 5,964

Participation rate

35.5 35.4 34.7 35.1 34.1 34.6 35.4 36.1 35.5 35.3 35.6 35.9 35.7

Employed

5,205 5,149 5,019 5,115 4,951 5,044 5,159 5,250 5,184 5,162 5,218 5,278 5,213

Employment-population ratio

31.1 30.8 30.1 30.6 29.7 30.2 30.9 31.5 31.1 30.9 31.3 31.6 31.2

Unemployed

750 765 773 747 734 730 751 767 742 735 730 721 752

Unemployment rate

12.6 12.9 13.3 12.7 12.9 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.5 12.5 12.3 12.0 12.6

Not in labor force

10,801 10,791 10,909 10,837 11,010 10,916 10,776 10,665 10,761 10,794 10,748 10,693 10,722

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: January 10, 2020