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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table A-8a. Employed persons and employment-population ratios by age and sex, seasonally adjusted
Age and sex Number of employed persons
(in thousands)
Employment-population ratios
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020

Total, 16 years and over

157,895 143,532 147,288 60.9 51.3 52.8 54.6 55.1 56.5

16 to 19 years

5,184 4,235 4,706 31.1 21.0 23.7 24.8 25.6 28.4

16 to 17 years

1,839 1,727 1,845 21.3 15.1 16.4 17.4 19.4 20.6

18 to 19 years

3,347 2,581 2,838 41.6 27.1 31.5 33.5 33.7 37.4

20 years and over

152,711 139,297 142,582 62.9 53.4 54.8 56.7 57.1 58.4

20 to 24 years

14,047 11,593 12,253 66.7 47.9 50.7 53.8 55.4 58.6

25 years and over

138,542 127,741 130,231 62.5 53.9 55.1 56.9 57.3 58.4

25 to 54 years

101,074 93,068 94,928 80.1 69.7 71.4 73.5 73.8 75.3

25 to 34 years

35,945 32,105 32,889 80.0 67.9 69.8 71.4 71.6 73.3

35 to 44 years

33,165 31,398 31,972 80.8 71.9 73.0 75.0 75.9 77.2

45 to 54 years

31,964 29,565 30,067 79.3 69.3 71.5 74.4 74.2 75.5

55 years and over

37,468 34,673 35,304 39.3 33.3 33.9 35.2 35.8 36.4

Men, 16 years and over

83,613 76,212 78,255 66.6 57.2 58.6 60.1 60.5 62.1

16 to 19 years

2,567 2,028 2,310 30.4 23.1 24.2 23.8 24.2 27.6

16 to 17 years

894 753 860 20.4 14.6 15.3 16.4 16.8 19.1

18 to 19 years

1,663 1,297 1,435 41.1 31.5 33.2 32.4 33.4 37.2

20 years and over

81,046 74,184 75,945 69.2 59.6 61.0 62.7 63.1 64.5

20 to 24 years

7,096 5,949 6,345 67.4 50.0 52.1 54.8 56.9 60.7

25 years and over

73,835 68,243 69,503 69.3 60.6 62.0 63.4 63.7 64.8

25 to 54 years

53,773 49,683 50,763 86.3 76.0 77.9 79.5 79.8 81.6

25 to 34 years

19,208 17,019 17,566 85.7 73.3 75.2 75.9 76.0 78.4

35 to 44 years

17,773 16,867 17,210 88.1 79.2 80.5 81.6 82.9 84.4

45 to 54 years

16,793 15,796 15,987 85.2 75.7 78.4 81.5 81.1 82.2

55 years and over

20,061 18,560 18,740 45.4 39.2 39.8 41.0 41.3 41.6

Women, 16 years and over

74,282 67,320 69,033 55.5 45.8 47.3 49.5 50.1 51.3

16 to 19 years

2,617 2,207 2,396 31.7 18.8 23.2 26.0 27.0 29.3

16 to 17 years

946 974 984 22.3 15.6 17.5 18.4 22.1 22.1

18 to 19 years

1,684 1,284 1,402 42.1 22.5 29.6 34.5 34.0 37.5

20 years and over

71,665 65,113 66,637 57.0 47.6 48.9 51.1 51.6 52.7

20 to 24 years

6,950 5,644 5,908 66.1 45.9 49.3 52.7 53.9 56.4

25 years and over

64,708 59,498 60,728 56.2 47.7 48.8 50.9 51.4 52.4

25 to 54 years

47,301 43,385 44,164 74.0 63.5 65.0 67.7 67.9 69.2

25 to 34 years

16,738 15,086 15,323 74.3 62.6 64.5 67.0 67.1 68.2

35 to 44 years

15,392 14,531 14,762 73.8 64.8 65.7 68.7 69.2 70.2

45 to 54 years

15,171 13,769 14,079 73.6 63.3 64.8 67.5 67.5 69.1

55 years and over

17,406 16,113 16,564 34.0 28.3 28.9 30.2 31.0 31.9

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: September 23, 2020