Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Apr.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
Change from:
Mar.
2016-
Apr.
2016

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

250,266 252,577 252,768 252,969 201

Civilian labor force

157,032 158,890 159,286 158,924 -362

Participation rate

62.7 62.9 63.0 62.8 -0.2

Employed

148,509 151,074 151,320 151,004 -316

Employment-population ratio

59.3 59.8 59.9 59.7 -0.2

Unemployed

8,523 7,815 7,966 7,920 -46

Unemployment rate

5.4 4.9 5.0 5.0 0.0

Not in labor force

93,234 93,688 93,482 94,044 562

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

5.4 4.9 5.0 5.0 0.0

Adult men (20 years and over)

5.0 4.5 4.5 4.6 0.1

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.9 4.5 4.6 4.5 -0.1

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

17.1 15.6 15.9 16.0 0.1

White

4.7 4.3 4.3 4.3 0.0

Black or African American

9.6 8.8 9.0 8.8 -0.2

Asian

4.4 3.8 4.0 3.8 -0.2

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

6.9 5.4 5.6 6.1 0.5

Total, 25 years and over

4.4 4.1 4.1 4.1 0.0

Less than a high school diploma

8.5 7.3 7.4 7.5 0.1

High school graduates, no college

5.4 5.3 5.4 5.4 0.0

Some college or associate degree

4.6 4.2 4.1 4.1 0.0

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.7 2.5 2.6 2.4 -0.2

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,130 3,749 3,835 3,855 20

Job leavers

824 760 833 851 18

Reentrants

2,649 2,467 2,495 2,357 -138

New entrants

867 833 778 839 61

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,707 2,297 2,412 2,545 133

5 to 14 weeks

2,339 2,236 2,205 2,131 -74

15 to 26 weeks

1,162 1,132 1,178 1,304 126

27 weeks and over

2,503 2,165 2,213 2,063 -150

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

6,549 5,988 6,123 5,962 -161

Slack work or business conditions

3,870 3,579 3,631 3,709 78

Could only find part-time work

2,349 2,104 2,154 2,009 -145

Part time for noneconomic reasons

20,034 20,615 20,428 20,469 41

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,115 1,803 1,720 1,715 -

Discouraged workers

756 599 585 568 -

- Over-the-month changes are not displayed for not seasonally adjusted data.
NOTE: Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: May 06, 2016