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Labor Force Participation and Unemployment Rates
by Sex and Youth
1987 - 2012
Year Participation Rate (%) Unemployment Rate (%)
  All Male Female Youth All Male Female Youth
2012 P 69.5 73.0 66.1 45.8 5.1 5.4 4.9 17.7
2011 70.8 74.9 66.9 46.9 5.8 6.4 5.3 19.9
2010 70.8 74.6 67.1 48.4 6.2 7.1 5.2 14.2
2009 71.1 73.4 68.8 46.1 6.5 7.3 5.7 16.0
2008 70.1 74.4 66.0 51.4 4.9 5.0 4.9 13.7
2007 70.1 74.6 65.9 49.8 4.0 4.3 3.7 13.6
2006 72.1 76.3 68.0 57.3 3.6 3.9 3.3 10.1
2005 70.5 74.9 66.4 54.8 3.5 4.0 3.1 13.2
2004 70.8 75.9 65.8 57.8 3.7 4.0 3.4 11.8
2003 71.0 76.6 65.6 54.4 4.6 4.9 4.2 13.3
2002 71.3 76.5 66.5 55.6 3.7 4.1 3.4 10.8
2001 70.2 75.8 65.2 57.1 3.6 3.3 3.9 11.3
2000 70.4 76.1 65.3 62.5 2.9 3.0 2.8 7.7
1999 72.1 77.9 66.5 59.2 3.0 3.5 2.6 9.9
1998 71.6 77.5 66.1 62.5 3.4 3.3 3.5 11.1
1997 71.6 77.0 66.6 62.5 4.0 4.1 3.8 13.4
1996 71.6 77.5 66.3 59.7 4.6 4.5 4.6 12.3
1995 71.3 78.0 65.3 62.7 4.2 4.4 4.1 13.6
1994 71.1 77.5 65.3 59.8 4.7 5.0 4.4 9.6
1993 71.8 77.7 66.4 62.4 5.5 7.3 3.5 11.3
1992 71.1 76.5 66.0 57.9 6.7 7.9 5.2 16.8
1991 69.9 76.3 63.8 60.5 6.4 7.7 4.7 13.5
1990 70.8 78.4 63.6 61.0 5.0 5.4 4.5 14.6
1989 71.5 80.0 63.7 63.4 3.7 3.4 4.1 10.8
1988 70.9 79.5 62.8 67.0 2.8 2.7 2.9 5.5
1987 71.5 79.5 64.0 67.4 3.6 3.2 4.1 11.8
  p = preliminary.
Definitions:
     Participation rate:  percentage of the population, 16 years old and older, in the labor force
     Labor force:  number of individuals employed and unemployed seeking work
     Unemployment rate:  percentage of the labor force unemployed
     Youth:  all individuals aged 16 to 19 years old
Source: Current Population Survey, Annual Averages, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
               http://www.bls.gov/gps
Last Update:  July 2013