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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    
 
 
    Sep 2018
Name Sep 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2017 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
258,290 258,066 255,562 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
161,926 161,776 161,082 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 62.7 63.0 %
Employed
155,962 155,542 154,324 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.4 60.3 60.4 %
Unemployed
5,964 6,234 6,759 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.7 3.9 4.2 %
Not in Labor Force
96,364 96,290 94,480 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,237 5,389 5,626 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
124,928 124,816 123,516 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
85,856 85,854 85,519 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.7 68.8 69.2 %
Employed
82,645 82,545 81,902 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.2 66.1 66.3 %
Unemployed
3,211 3,309 3,617 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.7 3.9 4.2 %
Not in Labor Force
39,072 38,962 37,996 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
116,437 116,328 115,020 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
83,063 83,030 82,561 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.3 71.4 71.8 %
Employed
80,225 80,134 79,393 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
68.9 68.9 69 %
Unemployed
2,837 2,895 3,168 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 3.5 3.8 %
Not in Labor Force
33,374 33,298 32,459 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
133,362 133,250 132,047 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
76,070 75,922 75,563 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.0 57.0 57.2 %
Employed
73,317 72,997 72,422 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.0 54.8 54.8 %
Unemployed
2,753 2,925 3,142 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.6 3.9 4.2 %
Not in Labor Force
57,292 57,328 56,484 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
125,091 124,983 123,781 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
73,039 73,154 72,497 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.4 58.5 58.6 %
Employed
70,656 70,529 69,692 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.5 56.4 56.3 %
Unemployed
2,383 2,625 2,804 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.3 3.6 3.9 %
Not in Labor Force
52,052 51,829 51,284 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,762 16,755 16,761 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,824 5,592 6,024 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
34.7 33.4 35.9 %
Employed
5,081 4,879 5,238 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
30.3 29.1 31.3 %
Unemployed
743 714 786 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
12.8 12.8 13.0 %
Not in Labor Force
10,938 11,163 10,737 Thous. of Persons
   

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