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Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Oct.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Change from:
Sept.
2020-
Oct.
2020

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

259,845 260,558 260,742 260,925 183

Civilian labor force

164,401 160,838 160,143 160,867 724

Participation rate

63.3 61.7 61.4 61.7 0.3

Employed

158,544 147,288 147,563 149,806 2,243

Employment-population ratio

61.0 56.5 56.6 57.4 0.8

Unemployed

5,857 13,550 12,580 11,061 -1,519

Unemployment rate

3.6 8.4 7.9 6.9 -1.0

Not in labor force

95,444 99,720 100,599 100,058 -541

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.6 8.4 7.9 6.9 -1.0

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.2 8.0 7.4 6.7 -0.7

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.2 8.4 7.7 6.5 -1.2

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.3 16.1 15.9 13.9 -2.0

White

3.2 7.3 7.0 6.0 -1.0

Black or African American

5.5 13.0 12.1 10.8 -1.3

Asian

2.8 10.7 8.9 7.6 -1.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.1 10.5 10.3 8.8 -1.5

Total, 25 years and over

2.9 7.6 7.1 6.1 -1.0

Less than a high school diploma

5.5 12.6 10.6 9.8 -0.8

High school graduates, no college

3.7 9.8 9.0 8.1 -0.9

Some college or associate degree

2.8 8.0 8.1 6.5 -1.6

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.1 5.3 4.8 4.2 -0.6

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,691 10,307 9,135 7,712 -1,423

Job leavers

846 589 801 769 -32

Reentrants

1,698 2,095 2,146 2,009 -137

New entrants

622 554 537 528 -9

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

1,978 2,281 2,552 2,500 -52

5 to 14 weeks

1,747 3,134 2,732 2,275 -457

15 to 26 weeks

884 6,517 4,918 2,617 -2,301

27 weeks and over

1,259 1,624 2,405 3,556 1,151

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,397 7,572 6,300 6,683 383

Slack work or business conditions

2,747 6,214 4,936 5,312 376

Could only find part-time work

1,278 1,139 1,122 1,133 11

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,544 18,630 18,918 19,421 503

Persons not in the labor force

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,254 2,080 1,922 1,956 34

Discouraged workers

326 535 581 588 7

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 06, 2020