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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 2018
Name May 2018 Apr 2018 May 2017 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
257,454 257,272 254,767 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
161,539 161,527 159,729 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 62.8 62.7 %
Employed
155,474 155,181 152,892 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.4 60.3 60.0 %
Unemployed
6,065 6,346 6,837 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.8 3.9 4.3 %
Not in Labor Force
95,915 95,745 95,038 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,183 5,115 5,475 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
124,509 124,418 123,120 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
86,157 86,152 84,852 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69.2 69.2 68.9 %
Employed
82,784 82,611 81,272 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.5 66.4 66 %
Unemployed
3,373 3,541 3,581 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.9 4.1 4.2 %
Not in Labor Force
38,352 38,266 38,268 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
116,017 115,921 114,627 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
83,234 83,199 81,915 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.7 71.8 71.5 %
Employed
80,329 80,111 78,794 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.2 69.1 68.7 %
Unemployed
2,905 3,088 3,120 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.7 3.8 %
Not in Labor Force
32,783 32,723 32,712 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
132,944 132,853 131,647 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
75,382 75,375 74,877 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
56.7 56.7 56.9 %
Employed
72,690 72,569 71,620 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.7 54.6 54.4 %
Unemployed
2,692 2,805 3,257 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.6 3.7 4.3 %
Not in Labor Force
57,562 57,479 56,770 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
124,674 124,579 123,386 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
72,493 72,498 71,979 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.1 58.2 58.3 %
Employed
70,077 69,992 69,087 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.2 56.2 56 %
Unemployed
2,415 2,506 2,892 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.3 3.5 4.0 %
Not in Labor Force
52,181 52,081 51,407 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,763 16,771 16,754 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,812 5,831 5,836 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
34.7 34.8 34.8 %
Employed
5,068 5,078 5,010 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
30.2 30.3 29.9 %
Unemployed
745 752 825 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
12.8 12.9 14.1 %
Not in Labor Force
10,951 10,941 10,919 Thous. of Persons
   

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