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Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age:
Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted (population data is not adjusted for seasonal variation; not seasonally adjusted version used)

   
    Jan 1948    
 
 
    Oct 2019
Name Oct 2019 Sep 2019 Oct 2018 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
259,845 259,638 258,514 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
164,364 164,039 162,694 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
63.3 63.2 62.9 %
Employed
158,510 158,269 156,582 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
61.0 61.0 60.6 %
Unemployed
5,855 5,769 6,112 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.6 3.5 3.8 %
Not in Labor Force
95,481 95,599 95,821 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
4,753 4,880 5,333 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
125,687 125,583 125,041 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
86,884 86,839 86,146 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69.1 69.1 68.9 %
Employed
83,753 83,732 82,894 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.6 66.7 66.3 %
Unemployed
3,132 3,107 3,252 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.6 3.6 3.8 %
Not in Labor Force
38,802 38,744 38,895 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
117,242 117,140 116,546 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
83,902 83,829 83,277 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.6 71.6 71.5 %
Employed
81,181 81,135 80,388 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.2 69.3 69.0 %
Unemployed
2,721 2,694 2,889 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.2 3.5 %
Not in Labor Force
33,340 33,311 33,269 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
134,158 134,054 133,474 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
77,480 77,199 76,548 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.8 57.6 57.4 %
Employed
74,757 74,537 73,688 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.7 55.6 55.2 %
Unemployed
2,723 2,662 2,860 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.4 3.7 %
Not in Labor Force
56,678 56,855 56,926 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
125,907 125,806 125,200 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
74,517 74,314 73,442 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
59.2 59.1 58.7 %
Employed
72,112 71,974 70,935 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
57.3 57.2 56.7 %
Unemployed
2,405 2,340 2,507 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.1 3.4 %
Not in Labor Force
51,390 51,491 51,757 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,696 16,691 16,768 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,946 5,895 5,974 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
35.6 35.3 35.6 %
Employed
5,217 5,160 5,258 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
31.2 30.9 31.4 %
Unemployed
729 735 715 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
12.3 12.5 12.0 %
Not in Labor Force
10,750 10,796 10,795 Thous. of Persons
   

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