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
Mar.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Total, 16 years and over

159,278 160,056 160,201 63.0 62.6 62.7 62.9 63.0 63.0

16 to 19 years

5,861 5,907 5,995 35.1 35.2 34.8 35.4 35.3 35.8

16 to 17 years

2,101 2,169 2,303 23.5 22.6 23.0 23.7 24.1 25.8

18 to 19 years

3,767 3,761 3,681 48.6 50.6 48.9 49.2 48.7 47.1

20 years and over

153,417 154,149 154,206 65.0 64.6 64.6 64.8 64.9 64.9

20 to 24 years

15,440 15,412 15,320 70.8 70.5 71.0 71.3 71.7 71.4

25 years and over

137,883 138,649 138,894 64.3 64.1 64.0 64.1 64.2 64.2

25 to 54 years

102,281 102,530 102,577 81.4 81.4 81.5 81.5 81.7 81.7

25 to 34 years

35,365 35,973 36,101 81.6 81.4 81.9 82.1 82.2 82.4

35 to 44 years

32,821 32,967 32,880 82.6 82.5 82.5 82.6 82.8 82.6

45 to 54 years

34,096 33,591 33,596 80.2 80.3 80.1 79.9 80.0 80.1

55 years and over

35,591 36,115 36,305 40.1 39.9 39.7 39.9 39.9 40.1

Men, 16 years and over

84,750 85,194 85,076 69.4 69.0 69.0 69.3 69.3 69.2

16 to 19 years

2,951 3,056 3,030 34.9 35.8 35.3 35.2 36.0 35.7

16 to 17 years

1,007 1,087 1,151 22.6 22.0 21.9 23.0 24.3 25.5

18 to 19 years

1,948 1,980 1,876 48.6 52.4 50.4 49.4 49.4 47.1

20 years and over

81,800 82,138 82,046 72.0 71.5 71.5 71.8 71.8 71.7

20 to 24 years

7,999 7,974 7,917 73.1 73.1 73.7 74.6 74.0 73.5

25 years and over

73,769 74,101 74,119 71.8 71.4 71.3 71.5 71.5 71.5

25 to 54 years

54,827 54,844 54,790 88.9 88.5 88.6 88.9 88.8 88.7

25 to 34 years

19,179 19,368 19,376 89.4 88.3 88.8 89.6 89.2 89.1

35 to 44 years

17,651 17,741 17,752 90.6 90.8 90.6 90.9 90.9 90.9

45 to 54 years

17,996 17,734 17,662 86.8 86.6 86.6 86.3 86.4 86.2

55 years and over

18,942 19,258 19,329 46.2 45.9 45.6 45.8 46.0 46.1

Women, 16 years and over

74,527 74,862 75,126 57.0 56.7 56.7 56.8 57.0 57.1

16 to 19 years

2,910 2,851 2,965 35.4 34.6 34.3 35.6 34.5 35.9

16 to 17 years

1,094 1,081 1,153 24.5 23.1 24.0 24.5 23.8 26.1

18 to 19 years

1,820 1,780 1,805 48.5 48.7 47.3 49.0 47.9 47.1

20 years and over

71,617 72,011 72,160 58.5 58.2 58.2 58.3 58.5 58.6

20 to 24 years

7,441 7,438 7,404 68.5 67.8 68.2 67.9 69.5 69.2

25 years and over

64,114 64,548 64,775 57.5 57.3 57.3 57.3 57.4 57.6

25 to 54 years

47,454 47,687 47,787 74.2 74.5 74.5 74.4 74.7 74.9

25 to 34 years

16,185 16,605 16,725 74.0 74.8 75.1 74.8 75.3 75.7

35 to 44 years

15,169 15,225 15,128 74.8 74.5 74.6 74.6 75.1 74.6

45 to 54 years

16,100 15,856 15,934 74.0 74.2 73.9 73.9 73.9 74.3

55 years and over

16,638 16,855 16,973 34.9 34.6 34.5 34.8 34.7 34.9

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: April 07, 2017