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Number of Employed and Unemployed Workers by Sex and Age, 1970–2008

(in thousands)

 200820032002120011200011999119981199711996119951 19941 1993219922 19902 1985 1980 1970
Men, 20 years and over             
 Employed 67,89570,41569,73469,77668,58067,76167,13466,52464,89764,085 63,294 62,335 61,496 61,678 56,562 53,101 45,581
 Unemployed 1,9554,2093,8963,0402,3502,4332,5802,8263,1473,239 3,627 4,287 4,717 3,239 3,715 3,353 1,638
Women, 20 years and over             
 Employed 50,50961,40260,42060,41759,35258,65557,27857,64753,31054,396 53,606 52,099 51,328 50,535 44,154 38,492 26,952
 Unemployed 4,8883,3143,2282,5992,2122,2852,4242,1872,7832,819 3,049 3,288 3,469 2,596 3,129 2,615 1,349
Total, 16 years and over             
 Employed 120,030 136,486136,933135,208133,488131,463130,785126,707124,900 123,060 120,259 118,492 118,793 107,150 99,303 78,678
 Unemployed 4,030 8,3776,8015,6555,8806,2095,9577,2367,404 7,996 8,940 9,613 7,047 8,312 7,637 4,093
Total, 16–19 years              
 Employed 1,6265,9196,3326,7407,2767,1727,0516,6146,4996,419 6,161 5,805 5,669 6,581 6,434 7,710 6,144
 Unemployed 411,2511,2531,1621,0931,1621,2059441,3071,346 1,320 1,365 1,427 1,212 1,468 1,669 1,106
1. Data beginning in 1994 are not directly comparable with earlier years due to the introduction of a major redesign of the Current Population Survey.
2. Revised; data beginning in 1990 are not directly comparable with earlier years due to the introduction of 1990 census-based population controls, adjusted for the estimated undercount.
3. Persons seeking full-time work.
4. Persons seeking part-time work.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Current Population Survey. Web: data.bls.gov .

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