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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    
 
 
    Oct 2018
Name Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2017 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
258,514 258,290 255,766 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
162,637 161,926 160,371 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.9 62.7 62.7 %
Employed
156,562 155,962 153,846 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.6 60.4 60.2 %
Unemployed
6,075 5,964 6,524 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.7 3.7 4.1 %
Not in Labor Force
95,877 96,364 95,395 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,309 5,237 5,232 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
125,041 124,928 123,617 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
86,146 85,856 85,247 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.9 68.7 69 %
Employed
82,903 82,645 81,667 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.3 66.2 66.1 %
Unemployed
3,243 3,211 3,580 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.8 3.7 4.2 %
Not in Labor Force
38,895 39,072 38,370 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
116,546 116,437 115,120 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
83,286 83,063 82,366 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.5 71.3 71.5 %
Employed
80,405 80,225 79,248 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.0 68.9 68.8 %
Unemployed
2,881 2,837 3,118 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.4 3.8 %
Not in Labor Force
33,260 33,374 32,755 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
133,474 133,362 132,149 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
76,491 76,070 75,124 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.3 57.0 56.8 %
Employed
73,659 73,317 72,179 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.2 55.0 54.6 %
Unemployed
2,832 2,753 2,945 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.7 3.6 3.9 %
Not in Labor Force
56,983 57,292 57,026 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
125,200 125,091 123,882 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
73,391 73,039 72,187 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.6 58.4 58.3 %
Employed
70,909 70,656 69,576 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.6 56.5 56.2 %
Unemployed
2,482 2,383 2,611 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 3.3 3.6 %
Not in Labor Force
51,809 52,052 51,696 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,768 16,762 16,763 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,960 5,824 5,818 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
35.5 34.7 34.7 %
Employed
5,248 5,081 5,022 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
31.3 30.3 30 %
Unemployed
712 743 796 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.9 12.8 13.7 %
Not in Labor Force
10,808 10,938 10,945 Thous. of Persons
   

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