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
Apr.
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
Apr.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018

Total, 16 years and over

160,181 161,763 161,527 62.9 62.7 62.7 63.0 62.9 62.8

16 to 19 years

5,983 5,952 5,831 35.7 34.4 35.6 36.0 35.5 34.8

16 to 17 years

2,256 2,225 2,132 25.3 24.1 24.4 25.1 24.7 23.8

18 to 19 years

3,729 3,730 3,730 47.6 47.6 49.2 49.2 48.0 47.7

20 years and over

154,199 155,810 155,696 64.8 64.7 64.6 64.9 64.8 64.7

20 to 24 years

15,345 15,352 15,190 71.6 70.5 71.8 71.7 72.2 71.4

25 years and over

138,822 140,548 140,520 64.2 64.1 63.9 64.3 64.2 64.1

25 to 54 years

102,603 103,642 103,508 81.7 81.9 81.8 82.2 82.1 82.0

25 to 34 years

35,998 36,647 36,710 82.1 82.0 81.9 82.4 82.5 82.5

35 to 44 years

32,976 33,527 33,609 82.8 82.9 82.9 83.1 83.0 83.1

45 to 54 years

33,629 33,469 33,189 80.3 80.7 80.7 81.1 80.7 80.2

55 years and over

36,256 36,903 37,046 39.9 39.9 39.5 39.9 39.8 39.9

Men, 16 years and over

85,124 86,169 86,152 69.2 69.0 69.2 69.4 69.3 69.2

16 to 19 years

3,070 2,969 2,954 36.1 33.0 35.3 34.8 34.9 34.8

16 to 17 years

1,126 1,062 1,037 25.2 21.1 22.4 23.1 23.5 23.2

18 to 19 years

1,954 1,916 1,934 48.5 48.6 50.8 48.8 48.1 48.1

20 years and over

82,054 83,200 83,199 71.6 71.6 71.7 72.0 71.8 71.8

20 to 24 years

7,970 8,045 7,895 74.1 73.4 74.9 75.0 75.5 74.1

25 years and over

74,090 75,190 75,346 71.4 71.4 71.4 71.7 71.5 71.6

25 to 54 years

54,708 55,510 55,555 88.6 89.0 89.0 89.3 89.2 89.3

25 to 34 years

19,268 19,752 19,857 88.5 88.7 88.6 89.3 89.3 89.7

35 to 44 years

17,824 18,114 18,126 91.2 90.9 90.9 91.3 91.3 91.2

45 to 54 years

17,616 17,643 17,572 86.1 87.4 87.6 87.6 87.1 86.9

55 years and over

19,382 19,681 19,791 46.1 45.9 45.8 46.0 45.8 46.0

Women, 16 years and over

75,057 75,594 75,375 57.1 56.9 56.7 57.0 56.9 56.7

16 to 19 years

2,913 2,983 2,877 35.3 35.7 35.9 37.3 36.1 34.8

16 to 17 years

1,130 1,162 1,096 25.3 27.3 26.5 27.1 25.9 24.5

18 to 19 years

1,775 1,814 1,796 46.7 46.6 47.6 49.7 47.9 47.2

20 years and over

72,144 72,610 72,498 58.5 58.3 58.1 58.3 58.3 58.2

20 to 24 years

7,375 7,307 7,295 69.0 67.6 68.6 68.4 68.9 68.7

25 years and over

64,732 65,358 65,174 57.5 57.4 57.1 57.4 57.4 57.2

25 to 54 years

47,896 48,132 47,953 75.1 75.0 74.8 75.2 75.1 74.8

25 to 34 years

16,730 16,894 16,853 75.7 75.4 75.3 75.6 75.7 75.5

35 to 44 years

15,152 15,413 15,483 74.6 75.2 75.1 75.2 75.0 75.2

45 to 54 years

16,013 15,825 15,617 74.8 74.4 74.1 74.8 74.7 73.8

55 years and over

16,880 17,210 17,270 34.6 34.7 34.1 34.5 34.6 34.6

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: May 04, 2018