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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 Nov.
2020
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021
Change from:
Oct.
2021-
Nov.
2021

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

261,085 261,766 261,908 262,029 121

Civilian labor force

160,536 161,354 161,458 162,052 594

Participation rate

61.5 61.6 61.6 61.8 0.2

Employed

149,809 153,680 154,039 155,175 1,136

Employment-population ratio

57.4 58.7 58.8 59.2 0.4

Unemployed

10,728 7,674 7,419 6,877 -542

Unemployment rate

6.7 4.8 4.6 4.2 -0.4

Not in labor force

100,548 100,412 100,450 99,977 -473

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

6.7 4.8 4.6 4.2 -0.4

Adult men (20 years and over)

6.6 4.7 4.3 4.0 -0.3

Adult women (20 years and over)

6.2 4.2 4.4 4.0 -0.4

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

13.9 11.5 11.9 11.2 -0.7

White

5.9 4.2 4.0 3.7 -0.3

Black or African American

10.3 7.9 7.9 6.7 -1.2

Asian

6.7 4.2 4.2 3.8 -0.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

8.4 6.3 5.9 5.2 -0.7

Total, 25 years and over

6.0 4.2 4.0 3.7 -0.3

Less than a high school diploma

9.2 7.9 7.4 5.7 -1.7

High school graduates, no college

7.8 5.8 5.4 5.2 -0.2

Some college or associate degree

6.3 4.5 4.4 3.7 -0.7

Bachelor's degree and higher

4.2 2.5 2.4 2.3 -0.1

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

7,468 4,065 3,719 3,323 -396

Job leavers

698 788 840 847 7

Reentrants

1,968 2,289 2,210 2,154 -56

New entrants

551 490 537 440 -97

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,455 2,237 2,085 1,972 -113

5 to 14 weeks

2,404 1,872 1,966 1,773 -193

15 to 26 weeks

1,875 990 994 877 -117

27 weeks and over

3,929 2,683 2,326 2,190 -136

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

6,641 4,468 4,423 4,286 -137

Slack work or business conditions

5,223 3,180 3,178 2,940 -238

Could only find part-time work

1,167 975 947 1,066 119

Part time for noneconomic reasons

18,580 20,389 20,605 20,474 -131

Persons not in the labor force

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,083 1,744 1,681 1,625 -56

Discouraged workers

657 450 455 450 -5

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.

Last Modified Date: December 06, 2021