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    Jan 1948    
 
 
    Oct 2017
Name Oct 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2016 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
255,766 255,562 254,321 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
160,465 161,049 159,783 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 63 62.8 %
Employed
154,223 154,494 152,335 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.3 60.5 59.9 %
Unemployed
6,242 6,556 7,447 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.9 4.1 4.7 %
Not in Labor Force
95,301 94,513 94,539 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
4,938 5,415 5,613 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,617 123,516 122,889 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
85,236 85,516 84,991 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69 69.2 69.2 %
Employed
81,875 82,119 80,966 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.2 66.5 65.9 %
Unemployed
3,362 3,397 4,025 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.9 4.0 4.7 %
Not in Labor Force
38,380 37,999 37,898 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
115,120 115,020 114,401 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
82,455 82,633 82,065 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.6 71.8 71.7 %
Employed
79,530 79,662 78,538 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.1 69.3 68.7 %
Unemployed
2,925 2,972 3,527 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.6 4.3 %
Not in Labor Force
32,665 32,387 32,337 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
132,149 132,047 131,432 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
75,228 75,533 74,791 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
56.9 57.2 56.9 %
Employed
72,348 72,375 71,369 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.7 54.8 54.3 %
Unemployed
2,880 3,158 3,423 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.8 4.2 4.6 %
Not in Labor Force
56,921 56,514 56,640 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,882 123,781 123,179 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
72,443 72,670 72,061 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.5 58.7 58.5 %
Employed
69,872 69,820 68,997 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.4 56.4 56 %
Unemployed
2,571 2,849 3,064 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.9 4.3 %
Not in Labor Force
51,440 51,111 51,117 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,763 16,761 16,741 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,567 5,746 5,656 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
33.2 34.3 33.8 %
Employed
4,821 5,011 4,800 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
28.8 29.9 28.7 %
Unemployed
746 735 856 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
13.4 12.8 15.1 %
Not in Labor Force
11,196 11,015 11,084 Thous. of Persons
   

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