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Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Sept.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Sept.
2011
May
2012
June
2012
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

240,071 243,566 243,772 240,071 242,966 243,155 243,354 243,566 243,772

Civilian labor force

154,022 155,255 155,075 154,004 155,007 155,163 155,013 154,645 155,063

Participation rate

64.2 63.7 63.6 64.1 63.8 63.8 63.7 63.5 63.6

Employed

140,502 142,558 143,333 140,107 142,287 142,415 142,220 142,101 142,974

Employment-population ratio

58.5 58.5 58.8 58.4 58.6 58.6 58.4 58.3 58.7

Unemployed

13,520 12,696 11,742 13,897 12,720 12,749 12,794 12,544 12,088

Unemployment rate

8.8 8.2 7.6 9.0 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.1 7.8

Not in labor force

86,049 88,311 88,697 86,067 87,958 87,992 88,340 88,921 88,710

Persons who currently want a job

5,929 7,031 6,427 6,240 6,291 6,520 6,554 6,957 6,727

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

116,559 117,492 117,600 116,559 117,177 117,277 117,381 117,492 117,600

Civilian labor force

82,011 82,669 82,341 82,142 82,350 82,450 82,395 82,008 82,384

Participation rate

70.4 70.4 70.0 70.5 70.3 70.3 70.2 69.8 70.1

Employed

74,821 76,089 76,119 74,435 75,401 75,486 75,466 75,161 75,752

Employment-population ratio

64.2 64.8 64.7 63.9 64.3 64.4 64.3 64.0 64.4

Unemployed

7,189 6,580 6,221 7,707 6,949 6,964 6,929 6,847 6,632

Unemployment rate

8.8 8.0 7.6 9.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.0

Not in labor force

34,549 34,823 35,260 34,417 34,827 34,827 34,987 35,484 35,216

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

107,994 108,851 108,973 107,994 108,503 108,613 108,727 108,851 108,973

Civilian labor force

79,224 79,436 79,516 79,241 79,382 79,425 79,353 79,103 79,426

Participation rate

73.4 73.0 73.0 73.4 73.2 73.1 73.0 72.7 72.9

Employed

72,796 73,736 74,060 72,340 73,229 73,259 73,227 73,086 73,597

Employment-population ratio

67.4 67.7 68.0 67.0 67.5 67.4 67.3 67.1 67.5

Unemployed

6,427 5,700 5,455 6,901 6,153 6,166 6,125 6,016 5,829

Unemployment rate

8.1 7.2 6.9 8.7 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.3

Not in labor force

28,771 29,415 29,457 28,753 29,121 29,188 29,374 29,748 29,547

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,512 126,073 126,172 123,512 125,788 125,878 125,972 126,073 126,172

Civilian labor force

72,011 72,586 72,734 71,862 72,657 72,713 72,619 72,637 72,678

Participation rate

58.3 57.6 57.6 58.2 57.8 57.8 57.6 57.6 57.6

Employed

65,680 66,470 67,214 65,672 66,886 66,929 66,754 66,940 67,222

Employment-population ratio

53.2 52.7 53.3 53.2 53.2 53.2 53.0 53.1 53.3

Unemployed

6,331 6,116 5,520 6,190 5,771 5,785 5,865 5,697 5,456

Unemployment rate

8.8 8.4 7.6 8.6 7.9 8.0 8.1 7.8 7.5

Not in labor force

51,501 53,488 53,437 51,650 53,131 53,165 53,354 53,437 53,493

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

115,338 117,760 117,869 115,338 117,448 117,546 117,648 117,760 117,869

Civilian labor force

69,266 69,502 70,026 68,989 69,807 69,803 69,691 69,781 69,834

Participation rate

60.1 59.0 59.4 59.8 59.4 59.4 59.2 59.3 59.2

Employed

63,529 64,023 65,058 63,406 64,671 64,628 64,446 64,670 64,952

Employment-population ratio

55.1 54.4 55.2 55.0 55.1 55.0 54.8 54.9 55.1

Unemployed

5,737 5,480 4,968 5,584 5,136 5,175 5,244 5,111 4,882

Unemployment rate

8.3 7.9 7.1 8.1 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.3 7.0

Not in labor force

46,072 48,258 47,842 46,349 47,641 47,743 47,957 47,979 48,034

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,739 16,955 16,931 16,739 17,015 16,997 16,979 16,955 16,931

Civilian labor force

5,532 6,317 5,533 5,774 5,819 5,936 5,970 5,761 5,802

Participation rate

33.1 37.3 32.7 34.5 34.2 34.9 35.2 34.0 34.3

Employed

4,177 4,800 4,215 4,362 4,388 4,528 4,546 4,344 4,425

Employment-population ratio

25.0 28.3 24.9 26.1 25.8 26.6 26.8 25.6 26.1

Unemployed

1,356 1,517 1,318 1,412 1,431 1,408 1,424 1,417 1,378

Unemployment rate

24.5 24.0 23.8 24.5 24.6 23.7 23.8 24.6 23.7

Not in labor force

11,206 10,638 11,398 10,965 11,197 11,061 11,009 11,194 11,129

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2021