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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
Oct.
2019
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020

Total, 16 years and over

164,401 160,143 160,867 63.3 61.5 61.4 61.7 61.4 61.7

16 to 19 years

5,948 5,997 5,974 35.6 32.3 31.7 33.9 36.2 36.1

16 to 17 years

2,152 2,155 2,111 23.6 22.8 23.6 23.9 24.3 24.3

18 to 19 years

3,847 3,785 3,869 50.8 43.2 42.0 45.4 49.2 49.2

20 years and over

158,453 154,146 154,893 65.2 63.4 63.4 63.6 63.1 63.4

20 to 24 years

15,307 14,441 14,844 72.8 67.0 67.8 68.2 69.0 71.0

25 years and over

143,179 139,717 140,081 64.5 63.1 63.0 63.1 62.6 62.7

25 to 54 years

104,594 101,929 102,365 82.8 81.5 81.3 81.4 80.9 81.2

25 to 34 years

37,463 36,425 36,506 83.3 80.9 80.8 81.1 81.2 81.4

35 to 44 years

34,294 33,761 33,861 83.4 82.6 82.6 82.6 81.4 81.6

45 to 54 years

32,837 31,742 31,998 81.6 81.1 80.4 80.5 79.9 80.6

55 years and over

38,585 37,776 37,725 40.3 39.0 39.2 39.4 38.9 38.7

Men, 16 years and over

86,901 85,237 85,569 69.1 67.2 67.1 67.7 67.6 67.8

16 to 19 years

2,990 2,941 3,006 35.4 31.1 31.4 33.5 35.2 35.9

16 to 17 years

1,050 1,035 1,040 22.9 20.2 22.2 22.4 23.1 23.9

18 to 19 years

1,951 1,880 1,966 50.6 43.6 42.5 46.7 48.5 49.0

20 years and over

83,911 82,296 82,562 71.6 69.8 69.7 70.1 69.9 70.1

20 to 24 years

7,795 7,477 7,658 74.1 67.6 69.2 70.8 71.6 73.3

25 years and over

76,104 74,798 74,902 71.3 69.9 69.7 70.0 69.7 69.7

25 to 54 years

55,574 54,551 54,726 89.1 87.9 87.6 88.1 87.7 87.9

25 to 34 years

20,054 19,495 19,595 89.4 86.1 86.1 86.9 87.0 87.5

35 to 44 years

18,315 18,271 18,253 90.6 89.6 89.9 90.2 89.5 89.3

45 to 54 years

17,205 16,785 16,879 87.3 88.1 86.9 87.2 86.4 86.9

55 years and over

20,529 20,247 20,176 46.3 45.0 44.9 44.9 44.9 44.7

Women, 16 years and over

77,500 74,906 75,298 57.8 56.1 56.0 56.1 55.6 55.9

16 to 19 years

2,958 3,056 2,968 35.9 33.6 32.0 34.3 37.3 36.3

16 to 17 years

1,102 1,119 1,072 24.3 25.4 25.0 25.5 25.6 24.7

18 to 19 years

1,896 1,905 1,903 51.0 42.8 41.5 44.0 49.9 49.5

20 years and over

74,542 71,850 72,330 59.2 57.5 57.6 57.6 56.8 57.2

20 to 24 years

7,512 6,964 7,186 71.4 66.4 66.4 65.6 66.5 68.6

25 years and over

67,075 64,919 65,179 58.1 56.7 56.8 56.8 56.0 56.2

25 to 54 years

49,020 47,378 47,639 76.6 75.4 75.1 74.9 74.2 74.6

25 to 34 years

17,409 16,930 16,911 77.3 75.8 75.5 75.4 75.4 75.3

35 to 44 years

15,979 15,490 15,608 76.5 75.8 75.6 75.2 73.6 74.1

45 to 54 years

15,632 14,957 15,120 76.1 74.4 74.2 74.1 73.6 74.5

55 years and over

18,041 17,551 17,538 35.1 33.8 34.3 34.6 33.7 33.6

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: November 06, 2020