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.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018

Total, 16 years and over

160,636 162,821 163,240 62.7 62.7 62.7 62.9 62.9 63.1

16 to 19 years

5,771 5,935 5,971 34.4 33.4 34.9 35.6 35.4 35.6

16 to 17 years

2,225 2,206 2,071 23.9 23.0 22.8 24.6 24.6 23.5

18 to 19 years

3,565 3,725 3,917 47.9 45.1 48.1 48.1 47.8 49.4

20 years and over

154,866 156,886 157,269 64.7 64.7 64.7 64.8 64.8 65.0

20 to 24 years

14,992 14,922 14,960 70.5 69.9 71.0 70.4 70.4 70.6

25 years and over

139,795 141,929 142,241 64.1 64.2 64.0 64.3 64.3 64.4

25 to 54 years

103,064 104,062 104,210 81.9 82.0 81.8 82.3 82.2 82.3

25 to 34 years

36,221 37,032 37,148 82.0 82.6 82.4 82.8 82.7 82.9

35 to 44 years

33,309 33,775 33,823 82.9 82.7 82.3 83.1 82.8 82.9

45 to 54 years

33,533 33,255 33,238 80.7 80.6 80.8 81.0 81.1 81.2

55 years and over

36,733 37,855 38,044 39.8 40.2 40.1 40.1 40.2 40.3

Men, 16 years and over

85,409 86,330 86,441 69.0 68.8 68.8 68.9 69.0 69.0

16 to 19 years

2,816 2,921 2,942 33.2 33.3 33.1 33.8 34.4 34.7

16 to 17 years

1,005 995 996 21.1 21.2 19.9 22.1 21.8 22.3

18 to 19 years

1,824 1,925 1,955 48.9 47.2 48.1 47.6 48.9 48.6

20 years and over

82,594 83,408 83,500 71.6 71.4 71.4 71.5 71.5 71.5

20 to 24 years

7,815 7,646 7,642 73.3 71.1 72.8 72.1 72.1 72.1

25 years and over

74,723 75,736 75,809 71.4 71.3 71.2 71.4 71.4 71.4

25 to 54 years

55,134 55,563 55,549 89.0 88.8 88.7 89.0 89.0 89.0

25 to 34 years

19,464 19,856 19,895 88.7 89.1 89.0 89.3 89.0 89.1

35 to 44 years

17,931 18,190 18,218 91.0 90.7 90.3 90.8 90.7 90.8

45 to 54 years

17,739 17,518 17,436 87.4 86.4 86.6 87.0 87.3 87.1

55 years and over

19,589 20,173 20,260 45.9 46.3 46.1 46.1 46.3 46.4

Women, 16 years and over

75,227 76,492 76,798 56.9 57.0 57.1 57.4 57.3 57.5

16 to 19 years

2,955 3,013 3,029 35.7 33.6 36.7 37.5 36.4 36.6

16 to 17 years

1,220 1,211 1,074 26.8 24.9 25.9 27.2 27.5 24.6

18 to 19 years

1,741 1,800 1,962 46.9 43.1 48.1 48.6 46.6 50.2

20 years and over

72,272 73,478 73,769 58.3 58.5 58.4 58.7 58.6 58.8

20 to 24 years

7,177 7,276 7,318 67.6 68.7 69.1 68.6 68.8 69.2

25 years and over

65,072 66,193 66,432 57.4 57.6 57.5 57.8 57.7 57.9

25 to 54 years

47,930 48,499 48,661 75.0 75.4 75.2 75.8 75.6 75.9

25 to 34 years

16,757 17,177 17,253 75.4 76.1 75.7 76.4 76.5 76.8

35 to 44 years

15,379 15,585 15,605 75.2 75.0 74.5 75.7 75.2 75.2

45 to 54 years

15,794 15,737 15,802 74.4 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.1 75.6

55 years and over

17,155 17,682 17,794 34.6 34.9 35.0 34.9 35.0 35.1

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: January 04, 2019