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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    
 
 
    Apr 2017
Name Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Apr 2016 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
254,588 254,414 252,969 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
160,213 160,201 158,938 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.9 63.0 62.8 %
Employed
153,156 153,000 151,028 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.2 60.1 59.7 %
Unemployed
7,056 7,202 7,910 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.4 4.5 5.0 %
Not in Labor Force
94,375 94,213 94,031 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,707 5,781 5,813 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,032 122,945 122,213 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
85,175 85,076 84,652 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69.2 69.2 69.3 %
Employed
81,419 81,136 80,423 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.2 66 65.8 %
Unemployed
3,755 3,940 4,228 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.4 4.6 5.0 %
Not in Labor Force
37,857 37,870 37,561 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
114,538 114,455 113,746 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
82,091 82,046 81,743 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.7 71.7 71.9 %
Employed
78,838 78,556 77,993 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
68.8 68.6 68.6 %
Unemployed
3,253 3,491 3,750 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.0 4.3 4.6 %
Not in Labor Force
32,447 32,409 32,003 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
131,556 131,469 130,756 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
75,038 75,126 74,286 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57 57.1 56.8 %
Employed
71,737 71,863 70,605 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.5 54.7 54 %
Unemployed
3,301 3,262 3,681 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.4 4.3 5.0 %
Not in Labor Force
56,518 56,343 56,469 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,296 123,212 122,524 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
72,136 72,160 71,316 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.5 58.6 58.2 %
Employed
69,213 69,271 68,099 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.1 56.2 55.6 %
Unemployed
2,922 2,890 3,218 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.1 4.0 4.5 %
Not in Labor Force
51,161 51,052 51,208 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,754 16,747 16,699 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,986 5,995 5,879 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
35.7 35.8 35.2 %
Employed
5,105 5,173 4,936 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
30.5 30.9 29.6 %
Unemployed
881 822 943 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
14.7 13.7 16.0 %
Not in Labor Force
10,768 10,752 10,820 Thous. of Persons
   

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