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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    
 
 
    Aug 2018
Name Aug 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2017 Units
Total
Civilian noninstitutional population
258,066 257,843 255,357 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
161,776 162,245 160,598 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 62.9 62.9 %
Employed
155,542 155,965 153,471 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.3 60.5 60.1 %
Unemployed
6,234 6,280 7,127 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.9 3.9 4.4 %
Not in Labor Force
96,290 95,598 94,759 Thous. of Persons
Persons who currently want a job
5,389 5,163 5,809 Thous. of Persons
Men, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
124,816 124,704 123,413 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
85,854 85,950 85,177 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.8 68.9 69 %
Employed
82,545 82,684 81,342 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.1 66.3 65.9 %
Unemployed
3,309 3,266 3,836 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.9 3.8 4.5 %
Not in Labor Force
38,962 38,754 38,236 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
116,328 116,220 114,918 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
83,030 83,058 82,297 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.4 71.5 71.6 %
Employed
80,134 80,240 78,887 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
68.9 69.0 68.6 %
Unemployed
2,895 2,818 3,410 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.4 4.1 %
Not in Labor Force
33,298 33,162 32,621 Thous. of Persons
Women, 16 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
133,250 133,139 131,943 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
75,922 76,295 75,420 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.0 57.3 57.2 %
Employed
72,997 73,281 72,129 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.8 55.0 54.7 %
Unemployed
2,925 3,013 3,291 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.9 3.9 4.4 %
Not in Labor Force
57,328 56,844 56,523 Thous. of Persons
Women, 20 Years and Over
Civilian noninstitutional population
124,983 124,875 123,679 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
73,154 73,285 72,406 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.5 58.7 58.5 %
Employed
70,529 70,598 69,502 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.4 56.5 56.2 %
Unemployed
2,625 2,687 2,903 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.6 3.7 4.0 %
Not in Labor Force
51,829 51,590 51,273 Thous. of Persons
Both Sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian noninstitutional population
16,755 16,748 16,759 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
5,592 5,902 5,895 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
33.4 35.2 35.2 %
Employed
4,879 5,127 5,082 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
29.1 30.6 30.3 %
Unemployed
714 775 813 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
12.8 13.1 13.8 %
Not in Labor Force
11,163 10,846 10,864 Thous. of Persons
   

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