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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 2017
Name Oct 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2016 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
255,766 255,562 254,321 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
160,381 161,146 159,643 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 63.1 62.8 %
Employed
153,861 154,345 151,902 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.2 60.4 59.7 %
Unemployed
6,520 6,801 7,740 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.1 4.2 4.8 %
Not in Labor Force
95,385 94,417 94,678 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,185 5,628 5,889 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,617 123,516 122,889 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
85,230 85,520 84,994 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.9 69.2 69.2 %
Employed
81,659 81,883 80,717 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.1 66.3 65.7 %
Unemployed
3,570 3,636 4,278 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.2 4.3 5.0 %
Not in Labor Force
38,387 37,996 37,895 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
115,120 115,020 114,401 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
82,340 82,569 81,967 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.5 71.8 71.6 %
Employed
79,231 79,377 78,232 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
68.8 69 68.4 %
Unemployed
3,109 3,192 3,735 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.8 3.9 4.6 %
Not in Labor Force
32,781 32,451 32,434 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
132,149 132,047 131,432 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
75,152 75,626 74,648 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
56.9 57.3 56.8 %
Employed
72,202 72,461 71,185 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.6 54.9 54.2 %
Unemployed
2,950 3,165 3,463 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.9 4.2 4.6 %
Not in Labor Force
56,998 56,421 56,783 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,882 123,781 123,179 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
72,206 72,569 71,784 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.3 58.6 58.3 %
Employed
69,592 69,737 68,698 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.2 56.3 55.8 %
Unemployed
2,615 2,831 3,085 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.6 3.9 4.3 %
Not in Labor Force
51,676 51,212 51,395 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,763 16,761 16,741 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,836 6,008 5,892 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
34.8 35.8 35.2 %
Employed
5,039 5,230 4,972 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
30.1 31.2 29.7 %
Unemployed
797 778 920 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
13.7 12.9 15.6 %
Not in Labor Force
10,928 10,753 10,849 Thous. of Persons
   

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