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
Dec.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016

Total, 16 years and over

157,957 159,456 159,640 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.8 62.6 62.7

16 to 19 years

5,848 5,903 5,826 35.2 35.9 35.8 35.2 35.2 34.8

16 to 17 years

2,008 2,055 2,091 22.6 24.4 24.6 22.9 22.6 23.0

18 to 19 years

3,841 3,869 3,743 49.7 49.1 48.8 49.4 50.6 48.9

20 years and over

152,109 153,553 153,814 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.7 64.6 64.6

20 to 24 years

15,494 15,231 15,326 71.0 70.9 70.4 70.1 70.5 71.0

25 years and over

136,610 138,499 138,477 64.0 64.1 64.2 64.2 64.1 64.0

25 to 54 years

101,454 102,506 102,625 81.0 81.3 81.5 81.6 81.4 81.5

25 to 34 years

34,808 35,669 35,884 80.8 82.1 82.0 81.7 81.4 81.9

35 to 44 years

32,786 32,905 32,916 82.6 82.2 82.6 82.5 82.5 82.5

45 to 54 years

33,860 33,932 33,825 79.7 79.7 80.0 80.5 80.3 80.1

55 years and over

35,166 35,986 35,857 39.9 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.9 39.7

Men, 16 years and over

83,959 84,860 84,979 69.0 69.2 69.3 69.2 69.0 69.0

16 to 19 years

2,959 3,043 2,995 35.1 36.2 36.0 35.7 35.8 35.3

16 to 17 years

991 1,003 996 22.2 24.0 23.1 21.4 22.0 21.9

18 to 19 years

1,956 2,061 1,995 49.2 49.9 51.0 51.7 52.4 50.4

20 years and over

81,000 81,817 81,983 71.5 71.7 71.7 71.6 71.5 71.5

20 to 24 years

7,986 7,929 7,983 73.0 73.2 72.9 72.7 73.1 73.7

25 years and over

72,999 73,995 73,987 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.6 71.4 71.3

25 to 54 years

54,310 54,828 54,903 88.3 88.4 88.6 88.6 88.5 88.6

25 to 34 years

18,863 19,156 19,288 88.6 88.8 88.8 88.6 88.3 88.8

35 to 44 years

17,620 17,753 17,734 90.6 90.5 90.6 90.5 90.8 90.6

45 to 54 years

17,827 17,919 17,881 85.9 85.8 86.4 86.7 86.6 86.6

55 years and over

18,688 19,167 19,084 45.8 46.3 46.3 46.3 45.9 45.6

Women, 16 years and over

73,998 74,597 74,661 56.8 56.9 57.0 56.8 56.7 56.7

16 to 19 years

2,889 2,860 2,831 35.3 35.5 35.5 34.7 34.6 34.3

16 to 17 years

1,017 1,052 1,096 22.9 24.8 26.1 24.4 23.1 24.0

18 to 19 years

1,885 1,808 1,748 50.1 48.2 46.4 46.9 48.7 47.3

20 years and over

71,109 71,737 71,831 58.3 58.3 58.4 58.3 58.2 58.2

20 to 24 years

7,508 7,302 7,343 69.0 68.6 67.9 67.5 67.8 68.2

25 years and over

63,611 64,504 64,490 57.2 57.3 57.5 57.4 57.3 57.3

25 to 54 years

47,144 47,678 47,722 73.9 74.5 74.7 74.8 74.5 74.5

25 to 34 years

15,945 16,514 16,596 73.3 75.4 75.2 75.0 74.8 75.1

35 to 44 years

15,167 15,152 15,181 74.9 74.2 74.9 74.7 74.5 74.6

45 to 54 years

16,032 16,013 15,944 73.7 73.9 73.9 74.6 74.2 73.9

55 years and over

16,502 16,805 16,789 34.8 34.6 34.7 34.6 34.6 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: January 06, 2017