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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table A-8b. Persons in the labor force and labor force participation rates by age and sex, seasonally adjusted
Age and sex Number of persons in
the labor force
(in thousands)
Labor force participation rates
Sept.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021

Total, 16 years and over

160,078 161,537 161,354 61.4 61.6 61.6 61.7 61.7 61.6

16 to 19 years

5,920 6,031 5,975 35.8 36.8 35.4 36.1 36.7 36.3

16 to 17 years

2,158 2,289 2,272 24.4 26.3 25.6 25.8 26.3 25.6

18 to 19 years

3,755 3,700 3,685 48.8 48.1 45.6 46.7 47.7 48.6

20 years and over

154,159 155,506 155,379 63.1 63.3 63.4 63.4 63.4 63.3

20 to 24 years

14,451 14,603 14,664 69.1 70.3 70.8 70.5 70.2 70.6

25 years and over

139,841 141,010 140,859 62.6 62.5 62.7 62.8 62.8 62.7

25 to 54 years

102,018 103,159 102,913 80.9 81.3 81.7 81.8 81.8 81.6

25 to 34 years

36,444 36,811 36,622 81.2 81.6 81.9 82.3 82.3 81.9

35 to 44 years

33,785 34,426 34,289 81.5 81.9 82.3 82.5 82.1 81.7

45 to 54 years

31,789 31,922 32,001 80.0 80.4 80.8 80.6 80.9 81.2

55 years and over

37,815 37,852 37,960 38.9 38.4 38.4 38.4 38.5 38.6

Men, 16 years and over

85,199 85,684 85,797 67.6 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.7

16 to 19 years

2,906 3,020 2,951 34.7 36.4 35.0 35.9 36.3 35.5

16 to 17 years

1,039 1,068 1,110 23.1 24.9 24.8 24.5 24.7 24.9

18 to 19 years

1,859 1,934 1,827 48.0 49.5 45.3 47.8 48.7 47.3

20 years and over

82,293 82,665 82,847 69.9 69.6 69.8 69.8 69.9 70.0

20 to 24 years

7,477 7,496 7,574 71.6 72.6 72.2 72.1 72.2 73.0

25 years and over

74,800 75,205 75,284 69.7 69.4 69.6 69.7 69.7 69.7

25 to 54 years

54,543 55,048 54,900 87.6 87.8 88.1 88.3 88.4 88.1

25 to 34 years

19,502 19,694 19,636 87.1 87.4 87.4 88.1 88.1 87.9

35 to 44 years

18,260 18,537 18,560 89.5 89.8 90.0 90.0 89.7 89.7

45 to 54 years

16,781 16,817 16,704 86.4 86.0 87.0 86.7 87.2 86.7

55 years and over

20,257 20,157 20,384 44.9 44.2 44.3 44.3 44.2 44.7

Women, 16 years and over

74,879 75,853 75,557 55.6 56.2 56.2 56.2 56.2 55.9

16 to 19 years

3,013 3,011 3,024 36.8 37.1 35.8 36.4 37.0 37.2

16 to 17 years

1,118 1,221 1,162 25.6 27.8 26.5 27.1 28.0 26.3

18 to 19 years

1,896 1,766 1,858 49.7 46.6 45.9 45.7 46.7 50.0

20 years and over

71,865 72,842 72,533 56.8 57.4 57.5 57.5 57.4 57.1

20 to 24 years

6,974 7,107 7,090 66.6 67.9 69.3 68.9 68.2 68.1

25 years and over

65,042 65,804 65,576 56.1 56.2 56.4 56.5 56.5 56.3

25 to 54 years

47,475 48,111 48,013 74.4 75.0 75.4 75.5 75.4 75.3

25 to 34 years

16,942 17,117 16,986 75.4 75.8 76.4 76.5 76.5 75.9

35 to 44 years

15,525 15,889 15,729 73.8 74.2 74.9 75.2 74.8 74.0

45 to 54 years

15,008 15,105 15,298 73.8 75.0 74.8 74.8 74.9 75.9

55 years and over

17,565 17,695 17,568 33.7 33.3 33.2 33.3 33.6 33.3

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: October 08, 2021