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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)
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

247,258 249,899 250,080 247,258 248,844 249,027 249,723 249,899 250,080

Civilian labor force

155,627 156,213 156,318 156,180 156,402 156,129 157,180 157,002 156,906

Participation rate

62.9 62.5 62.5 63.2 62.9 62.7 62.9 62.8 62.7

Employed

145,090 147,118 147,635 145,796 147,331 147,442 148,201 148,297 148,331

Employment-population ratio

58.7 58.9 59.0 59.0 59.2 59.2 59.3 59.3 59.3

Unemployed

10,537 9,095 8,682 10,384 9,071 8,688 8,979 8,705 8,575

Unemployment rate

6.8 5.8 5.6 6.6 5.8 5.6 5.7 5.5 5.5

Not in labor force

91,630 93,686 93,762 91,077 92,442 92,898 92,544 92,898 93,175

Persons who currently want a job

5,891 6,575 6,065 6,153 6,556 6,445 6,358 6,538 6,369

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,395 120,647 120,738 119,395 120,208 120,301 120,559 120,647 120,738

Civilian labor force

82,586 83,040 83,229 83,005 82,961 83,210 83,771 83,772 83,694

Participation rate

69.2 68.8 68.9 69.5 69.0 69.2 69.5 69.4 69.3

Employed

76,718 77,824 78,275 77,474 78,084 78,400 78,869 79,006 79,014

Employment-population ratio

64.3 64.5 64.8 64.9 65.0 65.2 65.4 65.5 65.4

Unemployed

5,868 5,216 4,954 5,531 4,877 4,810 4,903 4,766 4,680

Unemployment rate

7.1 6.3 6.0 6.7 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.7 5.6

Not in labor force

36,809 37,607 37,509 36,389 37,247 37,091 36,787 36,875 37,044

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

110,930 112,209 112,304 110,930 111,778 111,875 112,117 112,209 112,304

Civilian labor force

79,949 80,394 80,533 80,125 80,029 80,271 80,804 80,831 80,752

Participation rate

72.1 71.6 71.7 72.2 71.6 71.8 72.1 72.0 71.9

Employed

74,711 75,671 76,122 75,284 75,675 76,026 76,496 76,588 76,653

Employment-population ratio

67.3 67.4 67.8 67.9 67.7 68.0 68.2 68.3 68.3

Unemployed

5,238 4,723 4,411 4,841 4,354 4,245 4,308 4,243 4,099

Unemployment rate

6.6 5.9 5.5 6.0 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1

Not in labor force

30,981 31,816 31,771 30,805 31,749 31,603 31,313 31,379 31,552

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

127,863 129,252 129,342 127,863 128,637 128,726 129,165 129,252 129,342

Civilian labor force

73,041 73,173 73,089 73,175 73,442 72,919 73,408 73,230 73,211

Participation rate

57.1 56.6 56.5 57.2 57.1 56.6 56.8 56.7 56.6

Employed

68,373 69,294 69,360 68,322 69,247 69,042 69,332 69,291 69,317

Employment-population ratio

53.5 53.6 53.6 53.4 53.8 53.6 53.7 53.6 53.6

Unemployed

4,669 3,879 3,729 4,853 4,195 3,878 4,076 3,939 3,894

Unemployment rate

6.4 5.3 5.1 6.6 5.7 5.3 5.6 5.4 5.3

Not in labor force

54,822 56,079 56,253 54,688 55,195 55,807 55,756 56,023 56,131

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,669 121,060 121,152 119,669 120,465 120,557 120,970 121,060 121,152

Civilian labor force

70,402 70,526 70,374 70,363 70,599 70,111 70,558 70,370 70,330

Participation rate

58.8 58.3 58.1 58.8 58.6 58.2 58.3 58.1 58.1

Employed

66,170 67,058 67,022 66,009 66,894 66,632 66,983 66,901 66,874

Employment-population ratio

55.3 55.4 55.3 55.2 55.5 55.3 55.4 55.3 55.2

Unemployed

4,232 3,468 3,352 4,354 3,705 3,479 3,575 3,469 3,455

Unemployment rate

6.0 4.9 4.8 6.2 5.2 5.0 5.1 4.9 4.9

Not in labor force

49,267 50,534 50,779 49,307 49,866 50,446 50,412 50,690 50,823

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,658 16,630 16,624 16,658 16,602 16,595 16,636 16,630 16,624

Civilian labor force

5,276 5,293 5,411 5,692 5,775 5,747 5,817 5,801 5,824

Participation rate

31.7 31.8 32.5 34.2 34.8 34.6 35.0 34.9 35.0

Employed

4,209 4,389 4,491 4,504 4,762 4,784 4,722 4,808 4,804

Employment-population ratio

25.3 26.4 27.0 27.0 28.7 28.8 28.4 28.9 28.9

Unemployed

1,066 904 920 1,189 1,013 963 1,096 993 1,021

Unemployment rate

20.2 17.1 17.0 20.9 17.5 16.8 18.8 17.1 17.5

Not in labor force

11,382 11,337 11,213 10,966 10,827 10,849 10,819 10,829 10,800

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: April 03, 2015
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