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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    
 
 
    Jan 2018
Name Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Jan 2017 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
256,780 256,109 254,082 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
161,115 160,597 159,718 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 62.7 62.9 %
Employed
154,430 154,021 152,076 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.1 60.1 59.9 %
Unemployed
6,684 6,576 7,642 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.1 4.1 4.8 %
Not in Labor Force
95,665 95,512 94,364 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,171 5,308 5,719 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
124,173 123,786 122,781 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
85,931 85,354 85,048 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69.2 69 69.3 %
Employed
82,274 81,821 80,973 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.3 66.1 65.9 %
Unemployed
3,658 3,533 4,075 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.3 4.1 4.8 %
Not in Labor Force
38,242 38,432 37,732 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
115,669 115,292 114,297 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
82,928 82,548 82,051 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.7 71.6 71.8 %
Employed
79,705 79,431 78,448 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
68.9 68.9 68.6 %
Unemployed
3,223 3,117 3,603 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.9 3.8 4.4 %
Not in Labor Force
32,741 32,745 32,246 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
132,607 132,323 131,301 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
75,183 75,243 74,670 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
56.7 56.9 56.9 %
Employed
72,157 72,200 71,103 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.4 54.6 54.2 %
Unemployed
3,027 3,043 3,567 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.0 4.0 4.8 %
Not in Labor Force
57,423 57,080 56,631 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
124,328 124,057 123,052 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
72,210 72,293 71,720 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.1 58.3 58.3 %
Employed
69,583 69,614 68,572 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56 56.1 55.7 %
Unemployed
2,627 2,679 3,148 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.6 3.7 4.4 %
Not in Labor Force
52,118 51,764 51,331 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,783 16,760 16,734 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,977 5,757 5,947 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
35.6 34.4 35.5 %
Employed
5,143 4,977 5,056 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
30.6 29.7 30.2 %
Unemployed
834 780 891 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
13.9 13.6 15.0 %
Not in Labor Force
10,806 11,003 10,786 Thous. of Persons
   

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