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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    
 
 
    Aug 2017
Name Aug 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2016 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
255,357 255,151 253,854 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
160,571 160,494 159,508 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.9 62.9 62.8 %
Employed
153,439 153,513 151,655 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.1 60.2 59.7 %
Unemployed
7,132 6,981 7,853 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.4 4.3 4.9 %
Not in Labor Force
94,785 94,657 94,346 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,844 5,420 5,841 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,413 123,311 122,656 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
85,137 84,989 84,902 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69 68.9 69.2 %
Employed
81,310 81,273 80,669 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
65.9 65.9 65.8 %
Unemployed
3,826 3,715 4,234 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.5 4.4 5.0 %
Not in Labor Force
38,277 38,323 37,754 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
114,918 114,817 114,173 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
82,252 82,108 81,835 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.6 71.5 71.7 %
Employed
78,847 78,830 78,142 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
68.6 68.7 68.4 %
Unemployed
3,405 3,278 3,693 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.1 4.0 4.5 %
Not in Labor Force
32,666 32,709 32,338 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
131,943 131,840 131,198 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
75,435 75,505 74,605 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.2 57.3 56.9 %
Employed
72,129 72,240 70,986 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.7 54.8 54.1 %
Unemployed
3,306 3,265 3,619 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.4 4.3 4.9 %
Not in Labor Force
56,509 56,334 56,593 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,679 123,577 122,949 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
72,425 72,526 71,674 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.6 58.7 58.3 %
Employed
69,500 69,599 68,452 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.2 56.3 55.7 %
Unemployed
2,925 2,927 3,223 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.0 4.0 4.5 %
Not in Labor Force
51,254 51,051 51,275 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,759 16,757 16,732 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,895 5,860 5,999 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
35.2 35 35.9 %
Employed
5,092 5,084 5,062 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
30.4 30.3 30.3 %
Unemployed
803 775 937 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
13.6 13.2 15.6 %
Not in Labor Force
10,865 10,898 10,733 Thous. of Persons
   

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