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Employment Status by Sex, 1970–2008

Civilian labor force
EmployedUnemployed
YearCivilian
noninstitutional
population
(in thousands)
Total
(in thousands)
Percent of
population
Total
(in thousands)
Percent of
labor
force
Total both sexes
1970137,08578,67857.5%4,0934.9%
1975153,15385,84656.17,9298.5
1980167,74599,30359.27,6377.1
1985178,206107,15060.18,3127.2
1990189,164118,79362.87,0475.6
1995198,584124,90062.97,4045.6
2000212,577136,89164.45,6924.0
2002217,570136,48562.78,3785.8
2003221,168137,73662.38,7746.0
2004223,357139,25262.38,1495.5
2005226,082141,73062.77,5915.1
2008233,788145,36262.28,9245.8
Women
197072,78229,68840.81,8555.9
197580,86033,98942.03,4869.3
198088,34842,11747.73,3707.4
198593,73647,25950.43,7917.4
199098,78753,68954.33,1405.5
1995103,40657,52355.63,4215.6
2000110,61363,58657.52,7174.1
2002112,98563,58256.33,7815.6
2003114,73364,40456.13,8685.7
2004115,64764,72856.03,6945.4
2005116,93165,75756.23,5315.1
2008120,67567,87656.23,8915.4
Men
197064,30448,99076.22,2384.4
197572,29151,85771.74,4427.9
198079,39857,18672.04,2676.9
198584,46959,89170.94,5217.0
199090,37765,10472.03,9065.7
199595,17867,37770.83,9835.6
2000101,96473,30571.92,9753.9
2002104,58572,90369.74,5975.9
2003106,43573,33268.94,9066.3
2004107,71074,52469.24,4565.6
2005109,15175,97369.64,0595.1
2008113,11377,48668.55,0336.1
Source: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web: http://www.bls.gov/oes/#tables.

Mothers in the Labor Force, 1955–2004Labor and EmploymentOccupations with Highest Median Weekly Earnings Among Women, 2005