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.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Jan.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018

Total, 16 years and over

159,718 160,597 161,115 62.9 63.0 62.7 62.7 62.7 62.7

16 to 19 years

5,947 5,757 5,977 35.5 35.9 34.7 34.9 34.4 35.6

16 to 17 years

2,168 2,248 2,252 23.9 24.9 24.0 25.6 24.1 24.4

18 to 19 years

3,773 3,542 3,716 49.3 48.6 48.5 47.0 47.6 49.2

20 years and over

153,771 154,841 155,138 64.8 64.9 64.7 64.7 64.7 64.6

20 to 24 years

15,340 14,999 15,276 71.3 72.0 71.7 70.7 70.5 71.8

25 years and over

138,392 139,818 139,833 64.1 64.2 64.0 64.1 64.1 63.9

25 to 54 years

102,382 103,063 103,285 81.5 81.8 81.6 81.7 81.9 81.8

25 to 34 years

35,932 36,221 36,344 82.2 82.2 82.2 82.1 82.0 81.9

35 to 44 years

32,850 33,296 33,414 82.6 82.6 82.5 82.7 82.9 82.9

45 to 54 years

33,600 33,546 33,527 79.9 80.5 80.2 80.5 80.7 80.7

55 years and over

36,036 36,748 36,559 39.9 40.1 39.9 39.9 39.9 39.5

Men, 16 years and over

85,048 85,354 85,931 69.3 69.2 69.0 68.9 69.0 69.2

16 to 19 years

2,998 2,807 3,004 35.3 34.8 33.9 33.5 33.0 35.3

16 to 17 years

1,057 1,006 1,058 23.1 22.7 22.4 23.4 21.1 22.4

18 to 19 years

1,931 1,812 1,924 49.4 49.5 48.7 46.4 48.6 50.8

20 years and over

82,051 82,548 82,928 71.8 71.8 71.5 71.5 71.6 71.7

20 to 24 years

8,048 7,824 7,991 74.6 74.9 74.1 73.8 73.4 74.9

25 years and over

74,012 74,707 74,949 71.5 71.4 71.3 71.3 71.4 71.4

25 to 54 years

54,874 55,122 55,346 88.9 88.6 88.6 88.5 89.0 89.0

25 to 34 years

19,430 19,453 19,569 89.6 88.9 88.9 88.6 88.7 88.6

35 to 44 years

17,730 17,921 17,999 90.9 90.5 90.6 90.3 90.9 90.9

45 to 54 years

17,715 17,748 17,778 86.2 86.5 86.5 86.7 87.4 87.6

55 years and over

19,138 19,585 19,603 45.8 46.4 46.1 46.2 45.9 45.8

Women, 16 years and over

74,670 75,243 75,183 56.9 57.2 56.8 57.0 56.9 56.7

16 to 19 years

2,950 2,950 2,973 35.8 37.1 35.5 36.4 35.7 35.9

16 to 17 years

1,111 1,242 1,194 24.6 27.2 25.6 27.9 27.3 26.5

18 to 19 years

1,842 1,731 1,792 49.3 47.6 48.3 47.7 46.6 47.6

20 years and over

71,720 72,293 72,210 58.3 58.6 58.3 58.3 58.3 58.1

20 to 24 years

7,292 7,176 7,285 68.0 69.2 69.2 67.6 67.6 68.6

25 years and over

64,380 65,112 64,885 57.3 57.6 57.3 57.5 57.4 57.1

25 to 54 years

47,507 47,941 47,940 74.5 75.2 74.9 75.2 75.0 74.8

25 to 34 years

16,503 16,768 16,776 74.9 75.7 75.7 75.8 75.4 75.3

35 to 44 years

15,120 15,375 15,415 74.6 75.1 74.8 75.3 75.2 75.1

45 to 54 years

15,885 15,798 15,749 74.0 74.7 74.1 74.6 74.4 74.1

55 years and over

16,893 17,176 16,929 34.8 34.8 34.5 34.5 34.7 34.1

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 02, 2018