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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
2020 2021
Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct.

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

260,925 261,085 261,230 260,851 260,918 261,003 261,103 261,210 261,338 261,469 261,611 261,766 261,908

Civilian labor force

160,718 160,536 160,567 160,161 160,211 160,558 160,988 160,935 161,086 161,347 161,537 161,354 161,458

Participation rate

61.6 61.5 61.5 61.4 61.4 61.5 61.7 61.6 61.6 61.7 61.7 61.6 61.6

Employed

149,669 149,809 149,830 150,031 150,239 150,848 151,176 151,620 151,602 152,645 153,154 153,680 154,039

Employment-population ratio

57.4 57.4 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.8 57.9 58.0 58.0 58.4 58.5 58.7 58.8

Unemployed

11,049 10,728 10,736 10,130 9,972 9,710 9,812 9,316 9,484 8,702 8,384 7,674 7,419

Unemployment rate

6.9 6.7 6.7 6.3 6.2 6.0 6.1 5.8 5.9 5.4 5.2 4.8 4.6

Not in labor force

100,207 100,548 100,663 100,690 100,708 100,445 100,115 100,275 100,253 100,123 100,074 100,412 100,450

Persons who currently want a job

6,682 7,127 7,331 6,957 6,933 6,850 6,647 6,600 6,428 6,517 5,682 5,969 5,978


Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

126,218 126,296 126,367 126,192 126,224 126,266 126,316 126,369 126,434 126,499 126,570 126,648 126,719

Civilian labor force

85,495 85,161 85,175 85,149 85,061 84,917 85,410 85,210 85,320 85,507 85,684 85,797 85,720

Participation rate

67.7 67.4 67.4 67.5 67.4 67.3 67.6 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.7 67.6

Employed

79,537 79,267 79,481 79,714 79,666 79,681 80,017 80,062 80,176 80,712 81,100 81,501 81,825

Employment-population ratio

63.0 62.8 62.9 63.2 63.1 63.1 63.3 63.4 63.4 63.8 64.1 64.4 64.6

Unemployed

5,958 5,894 5,694 5,434 5,395 5,236 5,394 5,148 5,144 4,795 4,584 4,296 3,896

Unemployment rate

7.0 6.9 6.7 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.3 6.0 6.0 5.6 5.4 5.0 4.5

Not in labor force

40,722 41,135 41,192 41,043 41,163 41,349 40,905 41,159 41,114 40,992 40,886 40,850 40,998


Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

117,854 117,936 118,010 117,864 117,902 117,949 118,003 118,059 118,125 118,192 118,261 118,337 118,406

Civilian labor force

82,505 82,226 82,244 82,173 82,095 81,978 82,333 82,182 82,414 82,526 82,665 82,847 82,689

Participation rate

70.0 69.7 69.7 69.7 69.6 69.5 69.8 69.6 69.8 69.8 69.9 70.0 69.8

Employed

77,013 76,777 77,004 77,204 77,193 77,194 77,348 77,340 77,545 78,041 78,440 78,927 79,163

Employment-population ratio

65.3 65.1 65.3 65.5 65.5 65.4 65.5 65.5 65.6 66.0 66.3 66.7 66.9

Unemployed

5,492 5,449 5,240 4,969 4,902 4,784 4,985 4,842 4,869 4,484 4,225 3,919 3,526

Unemployment rate

6.7 6.6 6.4 6.0 6.0 5.8 6.1 5.9 5.9 5.4 5.1 4.7 4.3

Not in labor force

35,349 35,710 35,767 35,691 35,807 35,972 35,670 35,877 35,711 35,667 35,597 35,490 35,717


Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

134,707 134,788 134,862 134,660 134,694 134,737 134,787 134,841 134,905 134,970 135,041 135,118 135,189

Civilian labor force

75,222 75,376 75,392 75,012 75,149 75,641 75,577 75,725 75,766 75,840 75,853 75,557 75,737

Participation rate

55.8 55.9 55.9 55.7 55.8 56.1 56.1 56.2 56.2 56.2 56.2 55.9 56.0

Employed

70,131 70,542 70,350 70,316 70,572 71,167 71,159 71,557 71,426 71,934 72,054 72,179 72,214

Employment-population ratio

52.1 52.3 52.2 52.2 52.4 52.8 52.8 53.1 52.9 53.3 53.4 53.4 53.4

Unemployed

5,091 4,834 5,042 4,696 4,577 4,474 4,418 4,168 4,340 3,906 3,799 3,378 3,523

Unemployment rate

6.8 6.4 6.7 6.3 6.1 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.7 5.2 5.0 4.5 4.7

Not in labor force

59,485 59,413 59,471 59,648 59,545 59,096 59,210 59,116 59,139 59,130 59,188 59,561 59,452


Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

126,520 126,604 126,681 126,507 126,546 126,594 126,648 126,704 126,770 126,837 126,906 126,982 127,051

Civilian labor force

72,255 72,395 72,422 72,147 72,173 72,668 72,503 72,707 72,855 72,883 72,842 72,533 72,784

Participation rate

57.1 57.2 57.2 57.0 57.0 57.4 57.2 57.4 57.5 57.5 57.4 57.1 57.3

Employed

67,534 67,941 67,872 67,851 67,928 68,513 68,430 68,811 68,817 69,235 69,357 69,466 69,604

Employment-population ratio

53.4 53.7 53.6 53.6 53.7 54.1 54.0 54.3 54.3 54.6 54.7 54.7 54.8

Unemployed

4,721 4,453 4,551 4,296 4,245 4,155 4,073 3,895 4,038 3,648 3,485 3,067 3,179

Unemployment rate

6.5 6.2 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.5 5.0 4.8 4.2 4.4

Not in labor force

54,265 54,209 54,259 54,360 54,373 53,926 54,145 53,998 53,915 53,954 54,065 54,449 54,267


Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

16,551 16,545 16,538 16,481 16,470 16,460 16,451 16,446 16,443 16,440 16,443 16,447 16,451

Civilian labor force

5,958 5,915 5,900 5,841 5,942 5,913 6,152 6,046 5,817 5,938 6,031 5,975 5,984

Participation rate

36.0 35.8 35.7 35.4 36.1 35.9 37.4 36.8 35.4 36.1 36.7 36.3 36.4

Employed

5,122 5,091 4,955 4,975 5,118 5,142 5,398 5,468 5,240 5,369 5,357 5,287 5,271

Employment-population ratio

30.9 30.8 30.0 30.2 31.1 31.2 32.8 33.2 31.9 32.7 32.6 32.1 32.0

Unemployed

836 825 946 865 825 771 754 578 577 569 674 687 714

Unemployment rate

14.0 13.9 16.0 14.8 13.9 13.0 12.3 9.6 9.9 9.6 11.2 11.5 11.9

Not in labor force

10,593 10,630 10,638 10,640 10,528 10,547 10,300 10,400 10,626 10,502 10,412 10,473 10,466

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: November 05, 2021