Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Dec.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Change from:
Nov.
2017-
Dec.
2017

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

254,742 255,766 255,949 256,109 160

Civilian labor force

159,736 160,371 160,533 160,597 64

Participation rate

62.7 62.7 62.7 62.7 0.0

Employed

152,233 153,846 153,917 154,021 104

Employment-population ratio

59.8 60.2 60.1 60.1 0.0

Unemployed

7,502 6,524 6,616 6,576 -40

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.1 4.1 4.1 0.0

Not in labor force

95,006 95,395 95,416 95,512 96

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

4.7 4.1 4.1 4.1 0.0

Adult men (20 years and over)

4.4 3.8 3.7 3.8 0.1

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.3 3.6 3.6 3.7 0.1

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

14.4 13.7 15.9 13.6 -2.3

White

4.2 3.5 3.7 3.7 0.0

Black or African American

7.9 7.3 7.2 6.8 -0.4

Asian

2.8 3.0 3.0 2.5 -0.5

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

5.9 4.8 4.8 4.9 0.1

Total, 25 years and over

3.9 3.3 3.3 3.4 0.1

Less than a high school diploma

7.6 6.1 5.2 6.3 1.1

High school graduates, no college

5.1 4.3 4.3 4.2 -0.1

Some college or associate degree

3.8 3.6 3.6 3.6 0.0

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.5 2.0 2.1 2.1 0.0

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,627 3,214 3,149 3,254 105

Job leavers

896 731 739 715 -24

Reentrants

2,202 2,001 2,025 2,003 -22

New entrants

791 626 697 581 -116

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,359 2,128 2,253 2,235 -18

5 to 14 weeks

2,136 1,943 1,894 1,994 100

15 to 26 weeks

1,191 856 921 882 -39

27 weeks and over

1,869 1,645 1,593 1,515 -78

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

5,554 4,880 4,851 4,915 64

Slack work or business conditions

3,387 2,960 2,995 3,097 102

Could only find part-time work

1,871 1,615 1,558 1,570 12

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,253 20,897 21,022 21,122 100

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,684 1,535 1,481 1,623 -

Discouraged workers

426 524 469 474 -

- 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: January 05, 2018