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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
Statistical summary table. Changes in selected labor force indicators with a statistical significance test at a 90% confidence level
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Nov.
2021
Current 1-month change
(Nov.21-Oct.21)
Current 3-month change
(Nov.21-Aug.21)
Current 6-month change
(Nov.21-May21)
Current 9-month change
(Nov.21-Feb.21)
Current 12-month change
(Nov.21-Nov.20)
Actual Needed(1) Statistically significant Actual Needed(1) Statistically significant Actual Needed(1) Statistically significant Actual Needed(1) Statistically significant Actual Needed(1) Statistically significant

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

262,029 121 - - 418 - - 819 - - 1,111 - - 944 - -

Civilian labor force

162,052 594 554 Yes 515 744 No 1,117 857 Yes 1,841 855 Yes 1,516 888 Yes

Participation rate

61.8 0.20 0.21 No 0.10 0.28 No 0.23 0.33 No 0.44 0.33 Yes 0.36 0.34 Yes

Employed

155,175 1,136 558 Yes 2,021 765 Yes 3,555 879 Yes 4,936 878 Yes 5,366 913 Yes

Employment-population ratio

59.2 0.41 0.21 Yes 0.68 0.29 Yes 1.18 0.34 Yes 1.64 0.34 Yes 1.84 0.35 Yes

Unemployed

6,877 -542 311 Yes -1,507 382 Yes -2,439 418 Yes -3,095 420 Yes -3,851 444 Yes

Unemployment rate

4.2 -0.35 0.19 Yes -0.95 0.23 Yes -1.54 0.25 Yes -1.98 0.25 Yes -2.44 0.27 Yes

Not in labor force

99,977 -473 554 No -97 744 No -298 857 No -731 855 No -571 888 No

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

4.2 -0.35 0.19 Yes -0.95 0.23 Yes -1.54 0.25 Yes -1.98 0.25 Yes -2.44 0.27 Yes

Adult men (20 years and over)

4.0 -0.27 0.25 Yes -1.12 0.31 Yes -1.90 0.35 Yes -1.98 0.34 Yes -2.63 0.36 Yes

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.0 -0.41 0.26 Yes -0.83 0.32 Yes -1.40 0.35 Yes -1.93 0.35 Yes -2.20 0.37 Yes

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

11.2 -0.68 1.51 No 0.07 1.69 No 1.68 1.70 No -2.64 1.83 Yes -2.70 1.93 Yes

White

3.7 -0.27 0.19 Yes -0.79 0.23 Yes -1.38 0.25 Yes -1.82 0.25 Yes -2.20 0.27 Yes

Black or African American

6.7 -1.26 0.71 Yes -2.14 0.87 Yes -2.41 0.93 Yes -3.23 0.94 Yes -3.64 0.99 Yes

Asian

3.8 -0.42 0.71 No -0.79 0.88 No -1.75 0.98 Yes -1.26 0.94 Yes -2.89 1.05 Yes

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

5.2 -0.67 0.53 Yes -1.16 0.63 Yes -2.08 0.69 Yes -3.26 0.71 Yes -3.23 0.74 Yes

Total, 25 years and over

3.7 -0.33 0.18 Yes -0.85 0.22 Yes -1.46 0.25 Yes -1.94 0.25 Yes -2.35 0.26 Yes

Less than a high school diploma

5.7 -1.71 1.00 Yes -2.09 1.20 Yes -3.41 1.33 Yes -4.49 1.35 Yes -3.59 1.33 Yes

High school graduates, no college

5.2 -0.18 0.42 No -0.75 0.53 Yes -1.60 0.57 Yes -1.97 0.58 Yes -2.52 0.60 Yes

Some college or associate degree

3.7 -0.70 0.34 Yes -1.35 0.43 Yes -2.13 0.47 Yes -2.15 0.47 Yes -2.59 0.49 Yes

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.3 -0.15 0.22 No -0.54 0.28 Yes -0.89 0.31 Yes -1.55 0.32 Yes -1.95 0.34 Yes

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,323 -396 215 Yes -1,145 274 Yes -2,518 312 Yes -3,263 320 Yes -4,145 345 Yes

Job leavers

847 7 107 No 25 129 No 69 132 No 146 127 Yes 149 135 Yes

Reentrants

2,154 -56 181 No -333 220 Yes 5 219 No 30 215 No 186 222 No

New entrants

440 -97 88 Yes -72 101 No -85 103 No -142 105 Yes -111 108 Yes

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

1,972 -113 210 No -111 212 No -51 213 No -213 215 No -483 233 Yes

5 to 14 weeks

1,773 -193 176 Yes -293 204 Yes -353 206 Yes -481 209 Yes -631 221 Yes

15 to 26 weeks

877 -117 124 No -287 149 Yes -385 154 Yes -530 157 Yes -998 181 Yes

27 weeks and over

2,190 -136 166 No -989 226 Yes -1,562 250 Yes -1,958 254 Yes -1,739 260 Yes

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,286 -137 273 No -183 312 No -985 333 Yes -1,802 343 Yes -2,355 363 Yes

Slack work or business conditions

2,940 -238 242 No -243 268 No -1,129 293 Yes -1,783 301 Yes -2,283 322 Yes

Could only find part-time work

1,066 119 136 No 34 157 No 100 157 No -100 163 No -101 170 No

Part time for noneconomic reasons

20,474 -131 474 No 115 594 No 1,314 624 Yes 2,105 603 Yes 1,894 615 Yes

Persons not in the labor force

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,625 -56 183 No 48 192 No -330 205 Yes -265 201 Yes -458 217 Yes

Discouraged workers

450 -5 97 No 58 99 No -150 111 Yes -72 105 No -207 118 Yes

Footnotes
(1) Needed value represents the minimum change needed to be statistically significant at a 90% confidence level. These values are based on standard error models that were updated with the release of January 2019 data.

- Standard errors cannot be calculated for population levels.

NOTE: Data are seasonally adjusted except for civilian noninstitutional population. 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. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. The over-the-month changes for January in this table include the effects of population control updates. Differences published in this table may not match differences published elsewhere due to rounding.

 

Last Modified Date: December 06, 2021