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

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

261,230 261,908 262,029 262,136 107

Civilian labor force

160,671 161,610 162,126 162,294 168

Participation rate

61.5 61.7 61.9 61.9 0.0

Employed

149,883 154,234 155,324 155,975 651

Employment-population ratio

57.4 58.9 59.3 59.5 0.2

Unemployed

10,789 7,375 6,802 6,319 -483

Unemployment rate

6.7 4.6 4.2 3.9 -0.3

Not in labor force

100,559 100,298 99,902 99,842 -60

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

6.7 4.6 4.2 3.9 -0.3

Adult men (20 years and over)

6.4 4.3 3.9 3.6 -0.3

Adult women (20 years and over)

6.3 4.3 3.9 3.6 -0.3

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

15.8 11.7 10.9 10.9 0.0

White

6.1 3.9 3.7 3.2 -0.5

Black or African American

10.0 7.8 6.5 7.1 0.6

Asian

6.1 4.2 3.9 3.8 -0.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

9.4 5.7 5.2 4.9 -0.3

Total, 25 years and over

5.9 4.0 3.6 3.3 -0.3

Less than a high school diploma

9.8 7.3 5.5 5.2 -0.3

High school graduates, no college

7.9 5.4 5.2 4.6 -0.6

Some college or associate degree

6.5 4.3 3.7 3.6 -0.1

Bachelor's degree and higher

3.8 2.4 2.2 2.1 -0.1

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

7,348 3,700 3,369 3,095 -274

Job leavers

756 845 837 724 -113

Reentrants

2,249 2,206 2,154 2,038 -116

New entrants

508 537 452 513 61

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,906 2,051 1,985 1,977 -8

5 to 14 weeks

2,344 1,876 1,703 1,571 -132

15 to 26 weeks

1,563 1,001 870 780 -90

27 weeks and over

3,979 2,339 2,193 2,008 -185

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

6,126 4,398 4,266 3,929 -337

Slack work or business conditions

4,915 3,108 2,903 2,594 -309

Could only find part-time work

1,017 961 1,059 1,082 23

Part time for noneconomic reasons

18,290 20,539 20,440 20,315 -125

Persons not in the labor force

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,157 1,685 1,610 1,639 29

Discouraged workers

657 455 451 463 12

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: January 07, 2022