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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)

   

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    Jan 1948    
 
 
    May 2024
Name May 2024 Apr 2024 May 2023 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
268,248 Thousands of Persons 268,066 Thousands of Persons 266,618 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
167,732 Thousands of Persons 167,982 Thousands of Persons 166,823 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.5 Percent 62.7 Percent 62.6 Percent %
Employed
161,083 Thousands of Persons 161,491 Thousands of Persons 160,707 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.1 Percent 60.2 Percent 60.3 Percent %
Unemployed
6,649 Thousands of Persons 6,492 Thousands of Persons 6,117 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.0 Percent 3.9 Percent 3.7 Percent %
Not in Labor Force
100,516 Thousands of Persons 100,083 Thousands of Persons 99,795 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,717 Thousands of Persons 5,637 Thousands of Persons 5,472 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
130,782 Thousands of Persons 130,694 Thousands of Persons 130,319 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
88,619 Thousands of Persons 88,708 Thousands of Persons 88,689 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
67.8 Percent 67.9 Percent 68.1 Percent %
Employed
84,882 Thousands of Persons 85,208 Thousands of Persons 85,385 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
64.9 Percent 65.2 Percent 65.5 Percent %
Unemployed
3,737 Thousands of Persons 3,500 Thousands of Persons 3,305 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.2 Percent 3.9 Percent 3.7 Percent %
Not in Labor Force
42,163 Thousands of Persons 41,986 Thousands of Persons 41,630 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
121,844 Thousands of Persons 121,763 Thousands of Persons 121,565 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
85,229 Thousands of Persons 85,382 Thousands of Persons 85,481 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69.9 Percent 70.1 Percent 70.3 Percent %
Employed
81,986 Thousands of Persons 82,318 Thousands of Persons 82,520 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
67.3 Percent 67.6 Percent 67.9 Percent %
Unemployed
3,243 Thousands of Persons 3,064 Thousands of Persons 2,962 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.8 Percent 3.6 Percent 3.5 Percent %
Not in Labor Force
36,615 Thousands of Persons 36,381 Thousands of Persons 36,084 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
137,465 Thousands of Persons 137,372 Thousands of Persons 136,299 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
79,113 Thousands of Persons 79,274 Thousands of Persons 78,134 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.6 Percent 57.7 Percent 57.3 Percent %
Employed
76,201 Thousands of Persons 76,283 Thousands of Persons 75,322 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.4 Percent 55.5 Percent 55.3 Percent %
Unemployed
2,912 Thousands of Persons 2,991 Thousands of Persons 2,812 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.7 Percent 3.8 Percent 3.6 Percent %
Not in Labor Force
58,353 Thousands of Persons 58,098 Thousands of Persons 58,165 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
128,830 Thousands of Persons 128,742 Thousands of Persons 127,845 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
75,812 Thousands of Persons 75,989 Thousands of Persons 75,030 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.8 Percent 59.0 Percent 58.7 Percent %
Employed
73,226 Thousands of Persons 73,334 Thousands of Persons 72,527 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.8 Percent 57.0 Percent 56.7 Percent %
Unemployed
2,586 Thousands of Persons 2,655 Thousands of Persons 2,503 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 Percent 3.5 Percent 3.3 Percent %
Not in Labor Force
53,018 Thousands of Persons 52,753 Thousands of Persons 52,815 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
17,574 Thousands of Persons 17,561 Thousands of Persons 17,208 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
6,692 Thousands of Persons 6,611 Thousands of Persons 6,312 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
38.1 Percent 37.6 Percent 36.7 Percent %
Employed
5,871 Thousands of Persons 5,839 Thousands of Persons 5,660 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
33.4 Percent 33.2 Percent 32.9 Percent %
Unemployed
821 Thousands of Persons 772 Thousands of Persons 652 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
12.3 Percent 11.7 Percent 10.3 Percent %
Not in Labor Force
10,882 Thousands of Persons 10,950 Thousands of Persons 10,896 Thousands of Persons Thous. of Persons
   

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