Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Mar.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Change from:
Feb.
2017-
Mar.
2017

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

252,768 254,082 254,246 254,414 168

Civilian labor force

159,278 159,716 160,056 160,201 145

Participation rate

63.0 62.9 63.0 63.0 0.0

Employed

151,301 152,081 152,528 153,000 472

Employment-population ratio

59.9 59.9 60.0 60.1 0.1

Unemployed

7,977 7,635 7,528 7,202 -326

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.8 4.7 4.5 -0.2

Not in labor force

93,490 94,366 94,190 94,213 23

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

5.0 4.8 4.7 4.5 -0.2

Adult men (20 years and over)

4.6 4.4 4.3 4.3 0.0

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.6 4.4 4.3 4.0 -0.3

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

15.9 15.0 15.0 13.7 -1.3

White

4.3 4.3 4.1 3.9 -0.2

Black or African American

8.9 7.7 8.1 8.0 -0.1

Asian

4.0 3.7 3.4 3.3 -0.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

5.6 5.9 5.6 5.1 -0.5

Total, 25 years and over

4.2 3.9 3.9 3.8 -0.1

Less than a high school diploma

7.4 7.7 7.9 6.8 -1.1

High school graduates, no college

5.4 5.3 5.0 4.9 -0.1

Some college or associate degree

4.1 3.8 4.0 3.7 -0.3

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.6 2.5 2.4 2.5 0.1

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,851 3,713 3,709 3,519 -190

Job leavers

839 862 802 798 -4

Reentrants

2,483 2,170 2,197 2,066 -131

New entrants

783 813 773 790 17

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,420 2,468 2,566 2,334 -232

5 to 14 weeks

2,210 2,089 2,138 2,109 -29

15 to 26 weeks

1,167 1,192 1,057 1,115 58

27 weeks and over

2,213 1,850 1,801 1,687 -114

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

6,120 5,840 5,704 5,553 -151

Slack work or business conditions

3,650 3,583 3,574 3,402 -172

Could only find part-time work

2,118 1,944 1,864 1,852 -12

Part time for noneconomic reasons

20,430 20,487 20,773 20,723 -50

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,720 1,752 1,723 1,595 -

Discouraged workers

585 532 522 460 -

- 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 07, 2017