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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    
 
 
    Nov 2017
Name Nov 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2016 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
255,949 255,766 254,540 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
160,529 160,381 159,456 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 62.7 62.6 %
Employed
153,918 153,861 152,048 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.1 60.2 59.7 %
Unemployed
6,610 6,520 7,409 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.1 4.1 4.6 %
Not in Labor Force
95,420 95,385 95,084 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,238 5,185 5,837 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,707 123,617 122,998 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
85,170 85,230 84,860 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.8 68.9 69 %
Employed
81,630 81,659 80,826 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66 66.1 65.7 %
Unemployed
3,541 3,570 4,034 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.2 4.2 4.8 %
Not in Labor Force
38,537 38,387 38,139 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
115,212 115,120 114,506 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
82,310 82,340 81,817 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.4 71.5 71.5 %
Employed
79,277 79,231 78,330 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
68.8 68.8 68.4 %
Unemployed
3,033 3,109 3,486 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.7 3.8 4.3 %
Not in Labor Force
32,902 32,781 32,690 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
132,242 132,149 131,542 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
75,358 75,152 74,597 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57 56.9 56.7 %
Employed
72,289 72,202 71,222 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.7 54.6 54.1 %
Unemployed
3,069 2,950 3,375 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.1 3.9 4.5 %
Not in Labor Force
56,884 56,998 56,945 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,975 123,882 123,285 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
72,346 72,206 71,737 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.4 58.3 58.2 %
Employed
69,700 69,592 68,712 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.2 56.2 55.7 %
Unemployed
2,646 2,615 3,025 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.7 3.6 4.2 %
Not in Labor Force
51,629 51,676 51,548 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,762 16,763 16,749 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,873 5,836 5,903 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
35 34.8 35.2 %
Employed
4,942 5,039 5,006 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
29.5 30.1 29.9 %
Unemployed
931 797 897 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
15.9 13.7 15.2 %
Not in Labor Force
10,889 10,928 10,846 Thous. of Persons
   

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