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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
Jan.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021

Total, 16 years and over

164,455 160,567 160,161 63.4 61.4 61.6 61.5 61.5 61.4

16 to 19 years

5,982 5,900 5,841 36.0 35.8 36.0 35.8 35.7 35.4

16 to 17 years

2,216 2,087 2,121 25.3 24.4 24.4 24.1 23.5 24.2

18 to 19 years

3,795 3,848 3,756 48.3 48.8 48.8 48.7 50.2 48.8

20 years and over

158,473 154,666 154,320 65.2 63.1 63.3 63.2 63.2 63.1

20 to 24 years

15,167 14,821 14,641 72.6 69.1 70.9 70.6 70.8 70.2

25 years and over

143,216 139,807 139,629 64.5 62.6 62.7 62.5 62.5 62.5

25 to 54 years

104,543 102,172 102,275 83.0 80.9 81.3 80.9 81.0 81.1

25 to 34 years

37,506 36,310 36,349 83.7 81.2 81.4 80.5 80.9 81.1

35 to 44 years

34,309 33,869 34,110 83.5 81.5 81.6 81.8 81.4 82.0

45 to 54 years

32,728 31,993 31,816 81.7 80.0 80.7 80.4 80.6 80.2

55 years and over

38,680 37,671 37,352 40.3 38.9 38.8 38.8 38.6 38.3

Men, 16 years and over

86,954 85,175 85,149 69.3 67.6 67.7 67.4 67.4 67.5

16 to 19 years

2,984 2,931 2,976 35.5 34.7 35.8 35.1 35.1 35.7

16 to 17 years

1,010 1,039 1,049 23.1 23.1 24.1 22.9 23.0 23.2

18 to 19 years

1,988 1,905 1,945 49.4 48.0 48.5 48.7 49.6 51.1

20 years and over

83,970 82,244 82,173 71.7 69.9 70.0 69.7 69.7 69.7

20 to 24 years

7,791 7,594 7,564 74.6 71.6 73.3 73.0 72.7 72.6

25 years and over

76,192 74,573 74,617 71.4 69.7 69.7 69.5 69.3 69.4

25 to 54 years

55,468 54,413 54,578 89.3 87.6 87.9 87.4 87.3 87.7

25 to 34 years

19,905 19,463 19,490 89.0 87.1 87.4 86.5 86.9 87.1

35 to 44 years

18,335 18,250 18,424 90.7 89.5 89.3 89.5 89.1 89.9

45 to 54 years

17,228 16,700 16,664 88.0 86.4 87.0 86.4 86.0 86.0

55 years and over

20,724 20,160 20,039 46.5 44.9 44.7 44.7 44.5 44.3

Women, 16 years and over

77,500 75,392 75,012 57.8 55.6 55.8 55.9 55.9 55.7

16 to 19 years

2,998 2,969 2,865 36.5 36.8 36.2 36.4 36.3 35.1

16 to 17 years

1,205 1,047 1,072 27.5 25.6 24.8 25.2 24.0 25.2

18 to 19 years

1,807 1,943 1,811 47.1 49.7 49.1 48.7 50.9 46.5

20 years and over

74,502 72,422 72,147 59.2 56.8 57.1 57.2 57.2 57.0

20 to 24 years

7,376 7,227 7,077 70.5 66.6 68.6 68.3 69.0 67.7

25 years and over

67,024 65,234 65,012 58.1 56.1 56.3 56.2 56.1 56.0

25 to 54 years

49,074 47,759 47,697 76.9 74.4 74.8 74.5 74.8 74.8

25 to 34 years

17,601 16,847 16,859 78.4 75.4 75.4 74.5 75.0 75.2

35 to 44 years

15,974 15,618 15,686 76.5 73.8 74.2 74.4 74.0 74.3

45 to 54 years

15,499 15,293 15,152 75.7 73.8 74.7 74.8 75.3 74.7

55 years and over

17,950 17,503 17,315 34.8 33.7 33.6 33.7 33.5 33.1

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: February 05, 2021