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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)
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

246,745 248,844 249,027 246,745 248,229 248,446 248,657 248,844 249,027

Civilian labor force

154,408 156,297 155,521 155,047 156,018 155,845 156,243 156,402 156,129

Participation rate

62.6 62.8 62.5 62.8 62.9 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.7

Employed

144,423 147,666 147,190 144,671 146,451 146,607 147,260 147,331 147,442

Employment-population ratio

58.5 59.3 59.1 58.6 59.0 59.0 59.2 59.2 59.2

Unemployed

9,984 8,630 8,331 10,376 9,568 9,237 8,983 9,071 8,688

Unemployment rate

6.5 5.5 5.4 6.7 6.1 5.9 5.7 5.8 5.6

Not in labor force

92,338 92,547 93,506 91,698 92,210 92,601 92,414 92,442 92,898

Persons who currently want a job

5,932 6,227 6,212 6,148 6,334 6,385 6,545 6,556 6,445

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,103 120,208 120,301 119,103 119,893 120,004 120,112 120,208 120,301

Civilian labor force

81,985 82,835 82,800 82,383 83,010 82,983 82,950 82,961 83,210

Participation rate

68.8 68.9 68.8 69.2 69.2 69.2 69.1 69.0 69.2

Employed

76,403 78,208 78,052 76,757 77,873 78,094 78,286 78,084 78,400

Employment-population ratio

64.1 65.1 64.9 64.4 65.0 65.1 65.2 65.0 65.2

Unemployed

5,583 4,627 4,748 5,626 5,136 4,890 4,664 4,877 4,810

Unemployment rate

6.8 5.6 5.7 6.8 6.2 5.9 5.6 5.9 5.8

Not in labor force

37,118 37,373 37,501 36,720 36,883 37,021 37,161 37,247 37,091

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

110,613 111,778 111,875 110,613 111,451 111,567 111,679 111,778 111,875

Civilian labor force

79,335 80,074 80,068 79,523 80,210 80,163 80,023 80,029 80,271

Participation rate

71.7 71.6 71.6 71.9 72.0 71.9 71.7 71.6 71.8

Employed

74,275 75,922 75,801 74,505 75,668 75,889 75,928 75,675 76,026

Employment-population ratio

67.1 67.9 67.8 67.4 67.9 68.0 68.0 67.7 68.0

Unemployed

5,060 4,152 4,267 5,018 4,543 4,273 4,094 4,354 4,245

Unemployment rate

6.4 5.2 5.3 6.3 5.7 5.3 5.1 5.4 5.3

Not in labor force

31,278 31,704 31,807 31,090 31,241 31,404 31,656 31,749 31,603

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

127,642 128,637 128,726 127,642 128,336 128,442 128,545 128,637 128,726

Civilian labor force

72,423 73,462 72,721 72,664 73,008 72,862 73,293 73,442 72,919

Participation rate

56.7 57.1 56.5 56.9 56.9 56.7 57.0 57.1 56.6

Employed

68,021 69,459 69,138 67,914 68,577 68,514 68,974 69,247 69,042

Employment-population ratio

53.3 54.0 53.7 53.2 53.4 53.3 53.7 53.8 53.6

Unemployed

4,402 4,003 3,584 4,750 4,431 4,348 4,318 4,195 3,878

Unemployment rate

6.1 5.4 4.9 6.5 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.7 5.3

Not in labor force

55,220 55,175 56,005 54,978 55,327 55,581 55,253 55,195 55,807

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,433 120,465 120,557 119,433 120,156 120,265 120,370 120,465 120,557

Civilian labor force

69,809 70,743 70,058 69,886 70,230 70,037 70,354 70,599 70,111

Participation rate

58.5 58.7 58.1 58.5 58.4 58.2 58.4 58.6 58.2

Employed

65,849 67,176 66,797 65,678 66,289 66,192 66,560 66,894 66,632

Employment-population ratio

55.1 55.8 55.4 55.0 55.2 55.0 55.3 55.5 55.3

Unemployed

3,960 3,567 3,262 4,208 3,942 3,845 3,794 3,705 3,479

Unemployment rate

5.7 5.0 4.7 6.0 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.0

Not in labor force

49,624 49,722 50,499 49,547 49,925 50,228 50,016 49,866 50,446

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,700 16,602 16,595 16,700 16,622 16,615 16,608 16,602 16,595

Civilian labor force

5,264 5,480 5,395 5,638 5,578 5,645 5,866 5,775 5,747

Participation rate

31.5 33.0 32.5 33.8 33.6 34.0 35.3 34.8 34.6

Employed

4,300 4,569 4,592 4,488 4,495 4,527 4,772 4,762 4,784

Employment-population ratio

25.7 27.5 27.7 26.9 27.0 27.2 28.7 28.7 28.8

Unemployed

964 911 803 1,150 1,083 1,119 1,094 1,013 963

Unemployment rate

18.3 16.6 14.9 20.4 19.4 19.8 18.7 17.5 16.8

Not in labor force

11,436 11,122 11,201 11,061 11,044 10,970 10,742 10,827 10,849

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: January 09, 2015
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