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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
2019 2020
July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

259,225 259,432 259,638 259,845 260,020 260,181 259,502 259,628 259,758 259,896 260,047 260,204 260,373

Civilian labor force

163,373 163,894 164,051 164,401 164,347 164,556 164,606 164,546 162,913 156,481 158,227 159,932 159,870

Participation rate

63.0 63.2 63.2 63.3 63.2 63.2 63.4 63.4 62.7 60.2 60.8 61.5 61.4

Employed

157,346 157,895 158,298 158,544 158,536 158,803 158,714 158,759 155,772 133,403 137,242 142,182 143,532

Employment-population ratio

60.7 60.9 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.2 61.1 60.0 51.3 52.8 54.6 55.1

Unemployed

6,027 5,999 5,753 5,857 5,811 5,753 5,892 5,787 7,140 23,078 20,985 17,750 16,338

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.5 4.4 14.7 13.3 11.1 10.2

Not in labor force

95,852 95,538 95,587 95,444 95,673 95,625 94,896 95,082 96,845 103,415 101,820 100,273 100,503

Persons who currently want a job

5,016 5,117 4,861 4,756 4,832 4,832 4,904 4,962 5,509 9,916 8,962 8,195 7,732


Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

125,378 125,481 125,583 125,687 125,773 125,852 125,513 125,575 125,639 125,707 125,782 125,860 125,944

Civilian labor force

86,793 86,824 86,855 86,901 87,104 87,049 87,088 87,008 86,123 83,139 83,900 84,596 84,533

Participation rate

69.2 69.2 69.2 69.1 69.3 69.2 69.4 69.3 68.5 66.1 66.7 67.2 67.1

Employed

83,589 83,613 83,747 83,776 84,018 84,034 83,940 83,871 82,357 71,916 73,702 75,629 76,212

Employment-population ratio

66.7 66.6 66.7 66.7 66.8 66.8 66.9 66.8 65.6 57.2 58.6 60.1 60.5

Unemployed

3,204 3,210 3,109 3,126 3,086 3,015 3,147 3,137 3,765 11,223 10,199 8,967 8,321

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 4.4 13.5 12.2 10.6 9.8

Not in labor force

38,585 38,657 38,728 38,786 38,669 38,803 38,426 38,568 39,516 42,569 41,881 41,264 41,411


Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

116,939 117,040 117,140 117,242 117,331 117,413 117,110 117,181 117,254 117,330 117,410 117,492 117,580

Civilian labor force

83,771 83,852 83,841 83,911 84,057 84,008 84,087 84,001 83,176 80,461 81,057 81,995 81,904

Participation rate

71.6 71.6 71.6 71.6 71.6 71.5 71.8 71.7 70.9 68.6 69.0 69.8 69.7

Employed

80,975 81,046 81,146 81,196 81,377 81,390 81,345 81,202 79,832 69,977 71,672 73,641 74,184

Employment-population ratio

69.2 69.2 69.3 69.3 69.4 69.3 69.5 69.3 68.1 59.6 61.0 62.7 63.1

Unemployed

2,796 2,806 2,695 2,715 2,679 2,618 2,743 2,799 3,344 10,483 9,385 8,354 7,720

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.3 4.0 13.0 11.6 10.2 9.4

Not in labor force

33,168 33,187 33,300 33,330 33,274 33,405 33,023 33,180 34,078 36,870 36,352 35,497 35,676


Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

133,847 133,951 134,054 134,158 134,247 134,329 133,988 134,053 134,119 134,189 134,265 134,344 134,429

Civilian labor force

76,580 77,070 77,195 77,500 77,243 77,507 77,518 77,538 76,790 73,343 74,327 75,336 75,337

Participation rate

57.2 57.5 57.6 57.8 57.5 57.7 57.9 57.8 57.3 54.7 55.4 56.1 56.0

Employed

73,757 74,282 74,551 74,769 74,518 74,769 74,774 74,888 73,415 61,487 63,540 66,552 67,320

Employment-population ratio

55.1 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.5 55.7 55.8 55.9 54.7 45.8 47.3 49.5 50.1

Unemployed

2,823 2,788 2,644 2,731 2,725 2,738 2,744 2,651 3,375 11,855 10,787 8,783 8,017

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 4.4 16.2 14.5 11.7 10.6

Not in labor force

57,267 56,881 56,859 56,658 57,004 56,822 56,470 56,514 57,329 60,847 59,938 59,009 59,092


Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

125,604 125,705 125,806 125,907 125,998 126,082 125,770 125,841 125,915 125,991 126,072 126,155 126,243

Civilian labor force

73,585 74,116 74,313 74,542 74,291 74,584 74,512 74,501 73,840 70,913 71,558 72,580 72,720

Participation rate

58.6 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.0 59.2 59.2 59.2 58.6 56.3 56.8 57.5 57.6

Employed

71,120 71,665 71,990 72,130 71,881 72,200 72,097 72,179 70,886 59,947 61,638 64,426 65,113

Employment-population ratio

56.6 57.0 57.2 57.3 57.0 57.3 57.3 57.4 56.3 47.6 48.9 51.1 51.6

Unemployed

2,465 2,451 2,323 2,411 2,411 2,383 2,415 2,323 2,954 10,966 9,920 8,154 7,607

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 4.0 15.5 13.9 11.2 10.5

Not in labor force

52,019 51,590 51,493 51,365 51,706 51,498 51,258 51,340 52,075 55,079 54,514 53,575 53,523


Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

16,682 16,687 16,691 16,696 16,692 16,686 16,622 16,606 16,590 16,574 16,566 16,557 16,550

Civilian labor force

6,017 5,926 5,897 5,948 5,999 5,964 6,007 6,043 5,897 5,108 5,612 5,356 5,245

Participation rate

36.1 35.5 35.3 35.6 35.9 35.7 36.1 36.4 35.5 30.8 33.9 32.3 31.7

Employed

5,250 5,184 5,162 5,218 5,278 5,213 5,273 5,378 5,054 3,479 3,932 4,114 4,235

Employment-population ratio

31.5 31.1 30.9 31.3 31.6 31.2 31.7 32.4 30.5 21.0 23.7 24.8 25.6

Unemployed

767 742 735 730 721 752 734 665 843 1,628 1,681 1,242 1,011

Unemployment rate

12.7 12.5 12.5 12.3 12.0 12.6 12.2 11.0 14.3 31.9 29.9 23.2 19.3

Not in labor force

10,665 10,761 10,794 10,748 10,693 10,722 10,614 10,562 10,693 11,467 10,953 11,201 11,304

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: August 07, 2020