Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

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

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

254,321 255,357 255,562 255,766 204

Civilian labor force

159,643 160,571 161,146 160,381 -765

Participation rate

62.8 62.9 63.1 62.7 -0.4

Employed

151,902 153,439 154,345 153,861 -484

Employment-population ratio

59.7 60.1 60.4 60.2 -0.2

Unemployed

7,740 7,132 6,801 6,520 -281

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.4 4.2 4.1 -0.1

Not in labor force

94,678 94,785 94,417 95,385 968

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

4.8 4.4 4.2 4.1 -0.1

Adult men (20 years and over)

4.6 4.1 3.9 3.8 -0.1

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.3 4.0 3.9 3.6 -0.3

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

15.6 13.6 12.9 13.7 0.8

White

4.3 3.9 3.7 3.5 -0.2

Black or African American

8.6 7.7 7.0 7.5 0.5

Asian

3.4 4.0 3.7 3.1 -0.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

5.7 5.2 5.1 4.8 -0.3

Total, 25 years and over

4.0 3.8 3.5 3.3 -0.2

Less than a high school diploma

7.4 6.0 6.5 5.7 -0.8

High school graduates, no college

5.5 5.1 4.3 4.3 0.0

Some college or associate degree

3.8 3.8 3.6 3.7 0.1

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.6 2.4 2.3 2.0 -0.3

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,749 3,523 3,359 3,227 -132

Job leavers

945 804 738 742 4

Reentrants

2,339 2,132 2,079 2,006 -73

New entrants

791 656 669 629 -40

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,393 2,222 2,226 2,129 -97

5 to 14 weeks

2,273 2,015 1,874 1,942 68

15 to 26 weeks

1,167 1,055 963 853 -110

27 weeks and over

1,964 1,740 1,733 1,621 -112

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

5,850 5,255 5,122 4,753 -369

Slack work or business conditions

3,481 3,266 3,121 2,952 -169

Could only find part-time work

2,093 1,645 1,733 1,629 -104

Part time for noneconomic reasons

20,765 21,447 21,011 20,923 -88

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,700 1,548 1,569 1,535 -

Discouraged workers

487 448 421 524 -

- 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: November 03, 2017