Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by age and sex, 2008 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Age Civilian
noninstitutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor force
Total Percent of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent of
population
Total Percent of
labor force
Total, both sexes

16 years and over

233,788 154,287 66.0 145,362 62.2 8,924 5.8 79,501

16 to 19 years

17,075 6,858 40.2 5,573 32.6 1,285 18.7 10,218

16 to 17 years

9,133 2,552 27.9 1,989 21.8 563 22.1 6,581

18 to 19 years

7,942 4,306 54.2 3,584 45.1 722 16.8 3,637

20 to 24 years

20,409 15,174 74.4 13,629 66.8 1,545 10.2 5,234

25 to 54 years

125,652 104,396 83.1 99,369 79.1 5,027 4.8 21,255

25 to 34 years

39,993 33,332 83.3 31,383 78.5 1,949 5.8 6,661

25 to 29 years

20,815 17,293 83.1 16,171 77.7 1,122 6.5 3,522

30 to 34 years

19,179 16,039 83.6 15,212 79.3 827 5.2 3,139

35 to 44 years

41,699 35,061 84.1 33,457 80.2 1,604 4.6 6,638

35 to 39 years

20,537 17,218 83.8 16,408 79.9 810 4.7 3,319

40 to 44 years

21,162 17,843 84.3 17,049 80.6 795 4.5 3,318

45 to 54 years

43,960 36,003 81.9 34,529 78.5 1,473 4.1 7,957

45 to 49 years

22,644 18,870 83.3 18,106 80.0 764 4.0 3,774

50 to 54 years

21,316 17,133 80.4 16,423 77.0 710 4.1 4,183

55 to 64 years

33,491 21,615 64.5 20,812 62.1 803 3.7 11,876

55 to 59 years

18,444 13,480 73.1 12,969 70.3 511 3.8 4,964

60 to 64 years

15,047 8,135 54.1 7,843 52.1 292 3.6 6,912

65 years and over

37,161 6,243 16.8 5,979 16.1 264 4.2 30,918

65 to 69 years

11,242 3,451 30.7 3,307 29.4 144 4.2 7,791

70 to 74 years

8,639 1,534 17.8 1,462 16.9 72 4.7 7,105

75 years and over

17,281 1,258 7.3 1,211 7.0 48 3.8 16,023
Women

16 years and over

120,675 71,767 59.5 67,876 56.2 3,891 5.4 48,908

16 to 19 years

8,415 3,385 40.2 2,837 33.7 549 16.2 5,030

16 to 17 years

4,508 1,314 29.2 1,063 23.6 251 19.1 3,194

18 to 19 years

3,907 2,071 53.0 1,774 45.4 297 14.3 1,836

20 to 24 years

10,160 7,109 70.0 6,484 63.8 625 8.8 3,050

25 to 54 years

63,574 48,195 75.8 45,965 72.3 2,229 4.6 15,379

25 to 34 years

19,994 15,030 75.2 14,200 71.0 830 5.5 4,964

25 to 29 years

10,363 7,862 75.9 7,397 71.4 466 5.9 2,501

30 to 34 years

9,631 7,168 74.4 6,803 70.6 365 5.1 2,463

35 to 44 years

21,132 16,089 76.1 15,360 72.7 730 4.5 5,043

35 to 39 years

10,395 7,814 75.2 7,437 71.5 377 4.8 2,581

40 to 44 years

10,737 8,275 77.1 7,922 73.8 353 4.3 2,462

45 to 54 years

22,448 17,075 76.1 16,406 73.1 669 3.9 5,372

45 to 49 years

11,536 8,908 77.2 8,565 74.2 343 3.9 2,628

50 to 54 years

10,912 8,167 74.8 7,841 71.9 326 4.0 2,744

55 to 64 years

17,367 10,270 59.1 9,893 57.0 377 3.7 7,097

55 to 59 years

9,515 6,445 67.7 6,199 65.2 246 3.8 3,070

60 to 64 years

7,852 3,825 48.7 3,694 47.0 132 3.4 4,027

65 years and over

21,160 2,808 13.3 2,697 12.7 111 3.9 18,352

65 to 69 years

5,995 1,585 26.4 1,528 25.5 57 3.6 4,410

70 to 74 years

4,728 676 14.3 644 13.6 32 4.7 4,052

75 years and over

10,437 547 5.2 525 5.0 22 4.0 9,890
Men

16 years and over

113,113 82,520 73.0 77,486 68.5 5,033 6.1 30,593

16 to 19 years

8,660 3,472 40.1 2,736 31.6 736 21.2 5,188

16 to 17 years

4,625 1,238 26.8 926 20.0 312 25.2 3,387

18 to 19 years

4,035 2,235 55.4 1,810 44.9 425 19.0 1,800

20 to 24 years

10,249 8,065 78.7 7,145 69.7 920 11.4 2,184

25 to 54 years

62,078 56,202 90.5 53,404 86.0 2,798 5.0 5,876

25 to 34 years

19,999 18,302 91.5 17,183 85.9 1,119 6.1 1,697

25 to 29 years

10,451 9,431 90.2 8,774 84.0 657 7.0 1,020

30 to 34 years

9,548 8,871 92.9 8,409 88.1 462 5.2 677

35 to 44 years

20,567 18,972 92.2 18,097 88.0 875 4.6 1,595

35 to 39 years

10,142 9,404 92.7 8,971 88.4 433 4.6 739

40 to 44 years

10,425 9,568 91.8 9,126 87.5 442 4.6 857

45 to 54 years

21,512 18,928 88.0 18,124 84.2 804 4.2 2,584

45 to 49 years

11,108 9,962 89.7 9,541 85.9 420 4.2 1,146

50 to 54 years

10,404 8,966 86.2 8,582 82.5 383 4.3 1,438

55 to 64 years

16,123 11,345 70.4 10,919 67.7 425 3.8 4,779

55 to 59 years

8,929 7,035 78.8 6,770 75.8 265 3.8 1,894

60 to 64 years

7,194 4,310 59.9 4,149 57.7 160 3.7 2,885

65 years and over

16,002 3,436 21.5 3,282 20.5 153 4.5 12,566

65 to 69 years

5,246 1,866 35.6 1,779 33.9 87 4.7 3,380

70 to 74 years

3,912 858 21.9 818 20.9 40 4.7 3,053

75 years and over

6,844 711 10.4 685 10.0 26 3.6 6,133

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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