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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    
 
 
    Dec 2017
Name Dec 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2016 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
256,109 255,949 254,742 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
160,597 160,533 159,736 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 62.7 62.7 %
Employed
154,021 153,917 152,233 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.1 60.1 59.8 %
Unemployed
6,576 6,616 7,502 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.1 4.1 4.7 %
Not in Labor Force
95,512 95,416 95,006 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,308 5,265 5,674 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
123,786 123,707 123,099 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
85,354 85,221 85,001 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69 68.9 69.1 %
Employed
81,821 81,666 80,897 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.1 66 65.7 %
Unemployed
3,533 3,555 4,104 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.1 4.2 4.8 %
Not in Labor Force
38,432 38,486 38,097 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
115,292 115,212 114,603 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
82,548 82,375 81,996 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.6 71.5 71.5 %
Employed
79,431 79,324 78,396 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
68.9 68.9 68.4 %
Unemployed
3,117 3,050 3,600 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.8 3.7 4.4 %
Not in Labor Force
32,745 32,837 32,607 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
132,323 132,242 131,643 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
75,243 75,312 74,735 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
56.9 57 56.8 %
Employed
72,200 72,251 71,336 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.6 54.6 54.2 %
Unemployed
3,043 3,061 3,398 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.0 4.1 4.5 %
Not in Labor Force
57,080 56,930 56,909 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
124,057 123,975 123,383 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
72,293 72,302 71,898 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.3 58.3 58.3 %
Employed
69,614 69,665 68,835 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.1 56.2 55.8 %
Unemployed
2,679 2,637 3,062 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.7 3.6 4.3 %
Not in Labor Force
51,764 51,673 51,485 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,760 16,762 16,756 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,757 5,857 5,842 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
34.4 34.9 34.9 %
Employed
4,977 4,928 5,002 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
29.7 29.4 29.9 %
Unemployed
780 929 840 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
13.6 15.9 14.4 %
Not in Labor Force
11,003 10,906 10,914 Thous. of Persons
   

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