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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-3. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by sex and age, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status,
sex, and age
2017 2018
July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

255,151 255,357 255,562 255,766 255,949 256,109 256,780 256,934 257,097 257,272 257,454 257,642 257,843

Civilian labor force

160,467 160,598 161,082 160,371 160,533 160,597 161,115 161,921 161,763 161,527 161,539 162,140 162,245

Participation rate

62.9 62.9 63.0 62.7 62.7 62.7 62.7 63.0 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.9 62.9

Employed

153,511 153,471 154,324 153,846 153,917 154,021 154,430 155,215 155,178 155,181 155,474 155,576 155,965

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.1 60.4 60.2 60.1 60.1 60.1 60.4 60.4 60.3 60.4 60.4 60.5

Unemployed

6,956 7,127 6,759 6,524 6,616 6,576 6,684 6,706 6,585 6,346 6,065 6,564 6,280

Unemployment rate

4.3 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.8 4.0 3.9

Not in labor force

94,684 94,759 94,480 95,395 95,416 95,512 95,665 95,012 95,335 95,745 95,915 95,502 95,598

Persons who currently want a job

5,384 5,809 5,626 5,232 5,265 5,308 5,171 5,131 5,096 5,115 5,183 5,258 5,163


Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

123,311 123,413 123,516 123,617 123,707 123,786 124,173 124,250 124,331 124,418 124,509 124,604 124,704

Civilian labor force

84,994 85,177 85,519 85,247 85,221 85,354 85,931 86,267 86,169 86,152 86,157 86,056 85,950

Participation rate

68.9 69.0 69.2 69.0 68.9 69.0 69.2 69.4 69.3 69.2 69.2 69.1 68.9

Employed

81,288 81,342 81,902 81,667 81,666 81,821 82,274 82,685 82,630 82,611 82,784 82,522 82,684

Employment-population ratio

65.9 65.9 66.3 66.1 66.0 66.1 66.3 66.5 66.5 66.4 66.5 66.2 66.3

Unemployed

3,706 3,836 3,617 3,580 3,555 3,533 3,658 3,582 3,539 3,541 3,373 3,534 3,266

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.9 4.1 3.8

Not in labor force

38,318 38,236 37,996 38,370 38,486 38,432 38,242 37,983 38,162 38,266 38,352 38,548 38,754


Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

114,817 114,918 115,020 115,120 115,212 115,292 115,669 115,748 115,832 115,921 116,017 116,115 116,220

Civilian labor force

82,128 82,297 82,561 82,366 82,375 82,548 82,928 83,309 83,200 83,199 83,234 83,115 83,058

Participation rate

71.5 71.6 71.8 71.5 71.5 71.6 71.7 72.0 71.8 71.8 71.7 71.6 71.5

Employed

78,863 78,887 79,393 79,248 79,324 79,431 79,705 80,213 80,113 80,111 80,329 80,013 80,240

Employment-population ratio

68.7 68.6 69.0 68.8 68.9 68.9 68.9 69.3 69.2 69.1 69.2 68.9 69.0

Unemployed

3,266 3,410 3,168 3,118 3,050 3,117 3,223 3,096 3,087 3,088 2,905 3,102 2,818

Unemployment rate

4.0 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.4

Not in labor force

32,689 32,621 32,459 32,755 32,837 32,745 32,741 32,440 32,632 32,723 32,783 33,001 33,162


Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

131,840 131,943 132,047 132,149 132,242 132,323 132,607 132,684 132,766 132,853 132,944 133,038 133,139

Civilian labor force

75,473 75,420 75,563 75,124 75,312 75,243 75,183 75,654 75,594 75,375 75,382 76,084 76,295

Participation rate

57.2 57.2 57.2 56.8 57.0 56.9 56.7 57.0 56.9 56.7 56.7 57.2 57.3

Employed

72,223 72,129 72,422 72,179 72,251 72,200 72,157 72,530 72,548 72,569 72,690 73,054 73,281

Employment-population ratio

54.8 54.7 54.8 54.6 54.6 54.6 54.4 54.7 54.6 54.6 54.7 54.9 55.0

Unemployed

3,250 3,291 3,142 2,945 3,061 3,043 3,027 3,124 3,046 2,805 2,692 3,030 3,013

Unemployment rate

4.3 4.4 4.2 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.0 3.7 3.6 4.0 3.9

Not in labor force

56,366 56,523 56,484 57,026 56,930 57,080 57,423 57,030 57,172 57,479 57,562 56,954 56,844


Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

123,577 123,679 123,781 123,882 123,975 124,057 124,328 124,407 124,491 124,579 124,674 124,771 124,875

Civilian labor force

72,499 72,406 72,497 72,187 72,302 72,293 72,210 72,565 72,610 72,498 72,493 73,139 73,285

Participation rate

58.7 58.5 58.6 58.3 58.3 58.3 58.1 58.3 58.3 58.2 58.1 58.6 58.7

Employed

69,586 69,502 69,692 69,576 69,665 69,614 69,583 69,828 69,916 69,992 70,077 70,419 70,598

Employment-population ratio

56.3 56.2 56.3 56.2 56.2 56.1 56.0 56.1 56.2 56.2 56.2 56.4 56.5

Unemployed

2,912 2,903 2,804 2,611 2,637 2,679 2,627 2,737 2,695 2,506 2,415 2,720 2,687

Unemployment rate

4.0 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.7 3.7

Not in labor force

51,078 51,273 51,284 51,696 51,673 51,764 52,118 51,842 51,880 52,081 52,181 51,633 51,590


Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

16,757 16,759 16,761 16,763 16,762 16,760 16,783 16,778 16,774 16,771 16,763 16,755 16,748

Civilian labor force

5,840 5,895 6,024 5,818 5,857 5,757 5,977 6,048 5,952 5,831 5,812 5,886 5,902

Participation rate

34.9 35.2 35.9 34.7 34.9 34.4 35.6 36.0 35.5 34.8 34.7 35.1 35.2

Employed

5,062 5,082 5,238 5,022 4,928 4,977 5,143 5,174 5,149 5,078 5,068 5,144 5,127

Employment-population ratio

30.2 30.3 31.3 30.0 29.4 29.7 30.6 30.8 30.7 30.3 30.2 30.7 30.6

Unemployed

778 813 786 796 929 780 834 874 803 752 745 743 775

Unemployment rate

13.3 13.8 13.0 13.7 15.9 13.6 13.9 14.4 13.5 12.9 12.8 12.6 13.1

Not in labor force

10,917 10,864 10,737 10,945 10,906 11,003 10,806 10,731 10,822 10,941 10,951 10,869 10,846

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation.

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

 

Last Modified Date: August 03, 2021