Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

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

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

250,080 252,397 252,577 252,768 191

Civilian labor force

156,890 158,335 158,890 159,286 396

Participation rate

62.7 62.7 62.9 63.0 0.1

Employed

148,333 150,544 151,074 151,320 246

Employment-population ratio

59.3 59.6 59.8 59.9 0.1

Unemployed

8,557 7,791 7,815 7,966 151

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.9 4.9 5.0 0.1

Not in labor force

93,190 94,062 93,688 93,482 -206

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

5.5 4.9 4.9 5.0 0.1

Adult men (20 years and over)

5.1 4.5 4.5 4.5 0.0

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.9 4.5 4.5 4.6 0.1

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

17.6 16.0 15.6 15.9 0.3

White

4.7 4.3 4.3 4.3 0.0

Black or African American

10.0 8.8 8.8 9.0 0.2

Asian

3.2 3.7 3.8 4.0 0.2

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

6.8 5.9 5.4 5.6 0.2

Total, 25 years and over

4.4 4.0 4.1 4.1 0.0

Less than a high school diploma

8.6 7.4 7.3 7.4 0.1

High school graduates, no college

5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 0.1

Some college or associate degree

4.8 4.2 4.2 4.1 -0.1

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 0.1

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,194 3,664 3,749 3,835 86

Job leavers

870 766 760 833 73

Reentrants

2,666 2,468 2,467 2,495 28

New entrants

812 827 833 778 -55

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,488 2,249 2,297 2,412 115

5 to 14 weeks

2,330 2,282 2,236 2,205 -31

15 to 26 weeks

1,255 1,135 1,132 1,178 46

27 weeks and over

2,547 2,089 2,165 2,213 48

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

6,673 5,988 5,988 6,123 135

Slack work or business conditions

4,063 3,544 3,579 3,631 52

Could only find part-time work

2,318 2,134 2,104 2,154 50

Part time for noneconomic reasons

19,774 20,311 20,615 20,428 -187

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,055 2,089 1,803 1,720 -

Discouraged workers

738 623 599 585 -

- 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: April 01, 2016