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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 2017
Name Sep 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2016 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
255,562 255,357 254,091 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
161,146 160,571 159,830 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
63.1 62.9 62.9 %
Employed
154,345 153,439 151,926 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.4 60.1 59.8 %
Unemployed
6,801 7,132 7,904 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.2 4.4 4.9 %
Not in Labor Force
94,417 94,785 94,261 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,628 5,844 6,082 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,516 123,413 122,775 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
85,520 85,137 85,042 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69.2 69 69.3 %
Employed
81,883 81,310 80,735 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.3 65.9 65.8 %
Unemployed
3,636 3,826 4,307 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.3 4.5 5.1 %
Not in Labor Force
37,996 38,277 37,732 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
115,020 114,918 114,289 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
82,569 82,252 81,988 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.8 71.6 71.7 %
Employed
79,377 78,847 78,191 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69 68.6 68.4 %
Unemployed
3,192 3,405 3,798 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.9 4.1 4.6 %
Not in Labor Force
32,451 32,666 32,301 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
132,047 131,943 131,317 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
75,626 75,435 74,788 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.3 57.2 57 %
Employed
72,461 72,129 71,191 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.9 54.7 54.2 %
Unemployed
3,165 3,306 3,597 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.2 4.4 4.8 %
Not in Labor Force
56,421 56,509 56,529 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,781 123,679 123,066 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
72,569 72,425 71,856 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.6 58.6 58.4 %
Employed
69,737 69,500 68,702 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.3 56.2 55.8 %
Unemployed
2,831 2,925 3,154 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.9 4.0 4.4 %
Not in Labor Force
51,212 51,254 51,210 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,761 16,759 16,737 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
6,008 5,895 5,987 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
35.8 35.2 35.8 %
Employed
5,230 5,092 5,034 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
31.2 30.4 30.1 %
Unemployed
778 803 953 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
12.9 13.6 15.9 %
Not in Labor Force
10,753 10,865 10,750 Thous. of Persons
   

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