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
Sept.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2017
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018

Total, 16 years and over

161,082 161,776 161,926 63.0 62.7 62.9 62.9 62.7 62.7

16 to 19 years

6,024 5,592 5,824 35.9 34.7 35.1 35.2 33.4 34.7

16 to 17 years

2,291 2,044 2,048 24.9 23.5 24.0 24.3 23.0 22.9

18 to 19 years

3,678 3,540 3,739 48.6 47.3 47.2 46.8 45.1 47.9

20 years and over

155,058 156,184 156,102 64.9 64.7 64.9 64.8 64.7 64.6

20 to 24 years

15,373 14,853 15,062 72.0 71.2 71.4 71.4 70.0 71.0

25 years and over

139,688 141,231 141,066 64.2 64.1 64.2 64.2 64.2 64.0

25 to 54 years

102,883 103,613 103,465 81.8 81.8 82.0 82.1 82.0 81.8

25 to 34 years

36,229 36,826 36,799 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.4 82.5 82.3

35 to 44 years

33,088 33,608 33,458 82.6 82.6 82.9 83.1 82.7 82.2

45 to 54 years

33,566 33,180 33,209 80.5 80.6 80.8 80.7 80.7 80.8

55 years and over

36,784 37,628 37,596 40.1 40.1 40.1 40.1 40.2 40.1

Men, 16 years and over

85,519 85,854 85,856 69.2 69.2 69.1 68.9 68.8 68.7

16 to 19 years

2,958 2,824 2,793 34.8 34.4 34.7 34.1 33.3 32.9

16 to 17 years

1,065 961 916 22.7 23.0 22.8 22.1 21.2 20.0

18 to 19 years

1,887 1,860 1,878 49.5 47.5 47.3 46.5 47.0 48.0

20 years and over

82,561 83,030 83,063 71.8 71.7 71.6 71.5 71.4 71.3

20 to 24 years

8,006 7,559 7,737 74.9 73.5 73.6 72.6 71.1 72.8

25 years and over

74,527 75,422 75,301 71.4 71.6 71.4 71.4 71.4 71.2

25 to 54 years

54,867 55,316 55,276 88.6 89.1 88.9 88.8 88.8 88.6

25 to 34 years

19,441 19,828 19,825 88.9 89.0 89.0 88.9 89.2 89.0

35 to 44 years

17,775 18,112 18,049 90.5 91.1 91.0 91.0 90.7 90.3

45 to 54 years

17,651 17,376 17,403 86.5 87.1 86.8 86.5 86.4 86.6

55 years and over

19,661 20,107 20,024 46.4 46.4 46.1 46.3 46.4 46.1

Women, 16 years and over

75,563 75,922 76,070 57.2 56.7 57.2 57.3 57.0 57.0

16 to 19 years

3,066 2,768 3,031 37.1 34.9 35.6 36.4 33.5 36.6

16 to 17 years

1,226 1,083 1,132 27.2 24.0 25.1 26.5 24.8 25.8

18 to 19 years

1,791 1,679 1,861 47.6 47.0 47.2 47.1 43.1 47.9

20 years and over

72,497 73,154 73,039 58.6 58.1 58.6 58.7 58.5 58.4

20 to 24 years

7,367 7,293 7,325 69.2 69.0 69.2 70.3 68.8 69.2

25 years and over

65,160 65,809 65,765 57.6 57.1 57.6 57.6 57.5 57.4

25 to 54 years

48,016 48,298 48,189 75.2 74.8 75.3 75.5 75.3 75.2

25 to 34 years

16,789 16,998 16,974 75.7 75.6 75.8 75.9 75.9 75.7

35 to 44 years

15,313 15,496 15,409 75.1 74.4 75.1 75.4 75.0 74.5

45 to 54 years

15,915 15,804 15,806 74.7 74.3 75.1 75.1 75.1 75.3

55 years and over

17,139 17,505 17,589 34.8 34.7 34.8 34.7 34.8 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: October 05, 2018