Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

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

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

253,174 254,414 254,588 254,767 179

Civilian labor force

158,510 160,201 160,213 159,784 -429

Participation rate

62.6 63.0 62.9 62.7 -0.2

Employed

151,058 153,000 153,156 152,923 -233

Employment-population ratio

59.7 60.1 60.2 60.0 -0.2

Unemployed

7,451 7,202 7,056 6,861 -195

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.5 4.4 4.3 -0.1

Not in labor force

94,665 94,213 94,375 94,983 608

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

4.7 4.5 4.4 4.3 -0.1

Adult men (20 years and over)

4.3 4.3 4.0 3.8 -0.2

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.2 4.0 4.1 4.0 -0.1

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

16.2 13.7 14.7 14.3 -0.4

White

4.1 3.9 3.8 3.7 -0.1

Black or African American

8.2 8.0 7.9 7.5 -0.4

Asian

4.1 3.3 3.2 3.6 0.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

5.6 5.1 5.2 5.2 0.0

Total, 25 years and over

3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 0.0

Less than a high school diploma

7.2 6.8 6.5 6.1 -0.4

High school graduates, no college

5.1 4.9 4.6 4.7 0.1

Some college or associate degree

3.8 3.7 3.7 4.0 0.3

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.4 2.5 2.4 2.3 -0.1

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,578 3,519 3,538 3,327 -211

Job leavers

803 798 789 804 15

Reentrants

2,215 2,066 2,032 2,100 68

New entrants

865 790 712 656 -56

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,197 2,334 2,335 2,154 -181

5 to 14 weeks

2,251 2,109 2,135 1,960 -175

15 to 26 weeks

1,174 1,115 1,108 1,157 49

27 weeks and over

1,893 1,687 1,626 1,663 37

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

6,409 5,553 5,272 5,219 -53

Slack work or business conditions

3,879 3,402 3,174 3,082 -92

Could only find part-time work

2,064 1,852 1,802 1,789 -13

Part time for noneconomic reasons

20,611 20,723 20,700 21,020 320

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,713 1,595 1,534 1,475 -

Discouraged workers

538 460 455 355 -

- 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: June 02, 2017