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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    
 
 
    Dec 2019
Name Dec 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2018 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
260,181 260,020 258,888 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
164,556 164,347 163,111 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
63.2 63.2 63.0 %
Employed
158,803 158,536 156,825 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
61.0 61.0 60.6 %
Unemployed
5,753 5,811 6,286 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.5 3.9 %
Not in Labor Force
95,625 95,673 95,777 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
4,832 4,832 5,312 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
125,852 125,773 125,227 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
87,049 87,104 86,406 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69.2 69.3 69.0 %
Employed
84,034 84,018 83,016 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.8 66.8 66.3 %
Unemployed
3,015 3,086 3,390 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.5 3.9 %
Not in Labor Force
38,803 38,669 38,820 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
117,413 117,331 116,739 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
84,008 84,057 83,483 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.5 71.6 71.5 %
Employed
81,390 81,377 80,496 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.3 69.4 69.0 %
Unemployed
2,618 2,679 2,987 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.1 3.2 3.6 %
Not in Labor Force
33,405 33,274 33,256 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
134,329 134,247 133,662 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
77,507 77,243 76,705 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.7 57.5 57.4 %
Employed
74,769 74,518 73,808 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.7 55.5 55.2 %
Unemployed
2,738 2,725 2,896 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.5 3.8 %
Not in Labor Force
56,822 57,004 56,957 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
126,082 125,998 125,393 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
74,584 74,291 73,673 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
59.2 59.0 58.8 %
Employed
72,200 71,881 71,123 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
57.3 57.0 56.7 %
Unemployed
2,383 2,411 2,550 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.2 3.5 %
Not in Labor Force
51,498 51,706 51,720 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,686 16,692 16,756 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,964 5,999 5,955 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
35.7 35.9 35.5 %
Employed
5,213 5,278 5,205 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
31.2 31.6 31.1 %
Unemployed
752 721 750 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
12.6 12.0 12.6 %
Not in Labor Force
10,722 10,693 10,801 Thous. of Persons
   

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