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
Nov.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017

Total, 16 years and over

159,456 160,381 160,529 62.6 62.9 62.9 63.1 62.7 62.7

16 to 19 years

5,903 5,836 5,873 35.2 35.0 35.2 35.8 34.8 35.0

16 to 17 years

2,055 2,278 2,390 22.6 24.0 24.9 25.0 24.1 25.7

18 to 19 years

3,869 3,545 3,512 50.6 47.2 47.0 48.9 48.6 47.1

20 years and over

153,553 154,546 154,656 64.6 64.9 64.8 65.0 64.7 64.7

20 to 24 years

15,231 15,320 15,098 70.5 71.7 71.6 72.1 71.9 70.9

25 years and over

138,499 139,258 139,674 64.1 64.3 64.2 64.3 64.0 64.1

25 to 54 years

102,506 102,679 102,906 81.4 81.8 81.6 81.8 81.6 81.8

25 to 34 years

35,669 36,267 36,256 81.4 82.2 81.9 82.3 82.3 82.2

35 to 44 years

32,905 33,085 33,188 82.5 82.8 82.4 82.6 82.5 82.7

45 to 54 years

33,932 33,327 33,462 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.5 80.1 80.5

55 years and over

35,986 36,600 36,764 39.9 40.1 40.2 40.1 39.8 39.9

Men, 16 years and over

84,860 85,230 85,170 69.0 68.9 69.0 69.2 68.9 68.8

16 to 19 years

3,043 2,890 2,861 35.8 33.9 34.0 34.7 34.0 33.7

16 to 17 years

1,003 1,081 1,131 22.0 21.4 22.6 22.8 22.7 23.7

18 to 19 years

2,061 1,818 1,741 52.4 48.1 47.5 49.8 48.8 46.6

20 years and over

81,817 82,340 82,310 71.5 71.5 71.6 71.8 71.5 71.4

20 to 24 years

7,929 7,934 7,890 73.1 74.5 74.5 75.0 74.3 73.9

25 years and over

73,995 74,407 74,514 71.4 71.3 71.3 71.4 71.2 71.3

25 to 54 years

54,828 54,849 54,818 88.5 88.5 88.4 88.6 88.5 88.5

25 to 34 years

19,156 19,447 19,412 88.3 88.6 88.7 88.9 88.8 88.6

35 to 44 years

17,753 17,816 17,783 90.8 90.6 90.0 90.5 90.6 90.3

45 to 54 years

17,919 17,586 17,623 86.6 86.4 86.4 86.5 86.3 86.6

55 years and over

19,167 19,559 19,696 45.9 46.0 46.2 46.4 46.0 46.3

Women, 16 years and over

74,597 75,152 75,358 56.7 57.3 57.2 57.3 56.9 57.0

16 to 19 years

2,860 2,946 3,012 34.6 36.1 36.4 37.0 35.6 36.4

16 to 17 years

1,052 1,197 1,259 23.1 26.8 27.4 27.3 25.5 27.7

18 to 19 years

1,808 1,727 1,771 48.7 46.3 46.6 48.0 48.3 47.7

20 years and over

71,737 72,206 72,346 58.2 58.7 58.6 58.6 58.3 58.4

20 to 24 years

7,302 7,386 7,208 67.8 68.8 68.7 69.3 69.5 67.8

25 years and over

64,504 64,851 65,161 57.3 57.8 57.6 57.6 57.3 57.5

25 to 54 years

47,678 47,830 48,088 74.5 75.3 75.1 75.2 74.9 75.3

25 to 34 years

16,514 16,820 16,844 74.8 75.9 75.3 75.7 75.8 75.8

35 to 44 years

15,152 15,269 15,405 74.5 75.3 75.0 75.0 74.8 75.4

45 to 54 years

16,013 15,742 15,838 74.2 74.6 74.9 74.8 74.1 74.6

55 years and over

16,805 17,048 17,071 34.6 35.0 34.9 34.8 34.5 34.5

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: December 08, 2017