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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    
 
 
    May 2017
Name May 2017 Apr 2017 May 2016 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
254,767 254,588 253,174 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
159,784 160,213 158,510 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 62.9 62.6 %
Employed
152,923 153,156 151,058 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.0 60.2 59.7 %
Unemployed
6,861 7,056 7,451 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.3 4.4 4.7 %
Not in Labor Force
94,983 94,375 94,665 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,561 5,707 5,912 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,120 123,032 122,316 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
84,896 85,175 84,367 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69 69.2 69 %
Employed
81,290 81,419 80,389 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66 66.2 65.7 %
Unemployed
3,606 3,755 3,979 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.2 4.4 4.7 %
Not in Labor Force
38,224 37,857 37,948 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
114,627 114,538 113,844 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
81,942 82,091 81,420 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.5 71.7 71.5 %
Employed
78,801 78,838 77,926 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
68.7 68.8 68.4 %
Unemployed
3,141 3,253 3,493 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.8 4.0 4.3 %
Not in Labor Force
32,685 32,447 32,425 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
131,647 131,556 130,858 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
74,887 75,038 74,142 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
56.9 57 56.7 %
Employed
71,633 71,737 70,670 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.4 54.5 54 %
Unemployed
3,255 3,301 3,473 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.3 4.4 4.7 %
Not in Labor Force
56,759 56,518 56,716 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,386 123,296 122,622 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
71,988 72,136 71,226 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.3 58.5 58.1 %
Employed
69,105 69,213 68,218 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56 56.1 55.6 %
Unemployed
2,883 2,922 3,008 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.0 4.1 4.2 %
Not in Labor Force
51,398 51,161 51,396 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,754 16,754 16,708 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,854 5,986 5,864 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
34.9 35.7 35.1 %
Employed
5,017 5,105 4,914 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
29.9 30.5 29.4 %
Unemployed
837 881 950 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
14.3 14.7 16.2 %
Not in Labor Force
10,901 10,768 10,844 Thous. of Persons
   

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