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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 2019
Name Sep 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2018 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
259,638 259,432 258,290 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
164,039 163,922 162,055 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
63.2 63.2 62.7 %
Employed
158,269 157,878 156,069 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
61.0 60.9 60.4 %
Unemployed
5,769 6,044 5,986 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.7 3.7 %
Not in Labor Force
95,599 95,510 96,235 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
4,880 5,150 5,266 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
125,583 125,481 124,928 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
86,839 86,832 85,912 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69.1 69.2 68.8 %
Employed
83,732 83,600 82,686 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.7 66.6 66.2 %
Unemployed
3,107 3,233 3,226 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.6 3.7 3.8 %
Not in Labor Force
38,744 38,649 39,016 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
117,140 117,040 116,437 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
83,829 83,868 83,104 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.6 71.7 71.4 %
Employed
81,135 81,039 80,251 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.3 69.2 68.9 %
Unemployed
2,694 2,830 2,853 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.4 3.4 %
Not in Labor Force
33,311 33,171 33,333 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
134,054 133,951 133,362 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
77,199 77,090 76,143 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.6 57.6 57.1 %
Employed
74,537 74,278 73,383 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.6 55.5 55.0 %
Unemployed
2,662 2,812 2,760 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 3.6 3.6 %
Not in Labor Force
56,855 56,861 57,219 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
125,806 125,705 125,091 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
74,314 74,123 73,107 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
59.1 59.0 58.4 %
Employed
71,974 71,655 70,710 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
57.2 57.0 56.5 %
Unemployed
2,340 2,468 2,398 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.1 3.3 3.3 %
Not in Labor Force
51,491 51,582 51,984 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,691 16,687 16,762 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,895 5,931 5,843 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
35.3 35.5 34.9 %
Employed
5,160 5,184 5,108 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
30.9 31.1 30.5 %
Unemployed
735 747 735 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
12.5 12.6 12.6 %
Not in Labor Force
10,796 10,756 10,918 Thous. of Persons
   

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