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.
2017
Current 1-month change
(Nov.17-Oct.17)
Current 3-month change
(Nov.17-Aug.17)
Current 6-month change
(Nov.17-May17)
Current 9-month change
(Nov.17-Feb.17)
Current 12-month change
(Nov.17-Nov.16)
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

255,949 183 - - 592 - - 1,182 - - 1,703 - - 1,409 - -

Civilian labor force

160,529 148 533 No -42 708 No 745 820 No 473 825 No 1,073 816 Yes

Participation rate

62.7 0.01 0.21 No -0.16 0.28 No 0.00 0.32 No -0.23 0.32 No 0.07 0.32 No

Employed

153,918 57 539 No 479 734 No 995 847 Yes 1,390 853 Yes 1,870 845 Yes

Employment-population ratio

60.1 -0.02 0.21 No 0.05 0.29 No 0.11 0.33 No 0.14 0.33 No 0.40 0.33 Yes

Unemployed

6,610 90 272 No -522 330 Yes -251 348 No -918 356 Yes -799 348 Yes

Unemployment rate

4.1 0.05 0.17 No -0.32 0.20 Yes -0.18 0.22 No -0.59 0.22 Yes -0.53 0.22 Yes

Not in labor force

95,420 35 533 No 635 708 No 437 818 No 1,230 823 Yes 336 815 No

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

4.1 0.05 0.17 No -0.32 0.20 Yes -0.18 0.22 No -0.59 0.22 Yes -0.53 0.22 Yes

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.7 -0.09 0.22 No -0.45 0.28 Yes -0.15 0.29 No -0.65 0.30 Yes -0.58 0.29 Yes

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.7 0.04 0.23 No -0.38 0.28 Yes -0.35 0.30 Yes -0.62 0.30 Yes -0.56 0.30 Yes

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

15.9 2.20 1.60 Yes 2.24 1.82 Yes 1.56 1.91 No 0.89 1.91 No 0.66 1.92 No

White

3.6 0.14 0.17 No -0.25 0.21 Yes -0.08 0.22 No -0.49 0.22 Yes -0.57 0.22 Yes

Black or African American

7.3 -0.18 0.67 No -0.40 0.81 No -0.24 0.85 No -0.79 0.86 No -0.72 0.86 No

Asian

3.0 -0.03 0.63 No -0.99 0.82 Yes -0.59 0.84 No -0.39 0.82 No 0.01 0.78 No

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.7 -0.10 0.47 No -0.41 0.56 No -0.42 0.59 No -0.85 0.60 Yes -0.97 0.60 Yes

Total, 25 years and over

3.3 0.00 0.16 No -0.47 0.19 Yes -0.31 0.21 Yes -0.58 0.21 Yes -0.54 0.20 Yes

Less than a high school diploma

5.2 -0.52 0.77 No -0.82 0.92 No -0.93 0.98 No -2.71 1.05 Yes -2.72 1.01 Yes

High school graduates, no college

4.3 0.02 0.36 No -0.78 0.45 Yes -0.42 0.46 No -0.65 0.47 Yes -0.62 0.46 Yes

Some college or associate degree

3.6 -0.02 0.31 No -0.13 0.38 No -0.34 0.41 No -0.35 0.41 No -0.25 0.39 No

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.1 0.03 0.20 No -0.35 0.25 Yes -0.25 0.26 No -0.31 0.26 Yes -0.24 0.26 No

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,159 -68 185 No -364 229 Yes -168 238 No -550 245 Yes -383 237 Yes

Job leavers

751 9 94 No -53 117 No -53 120 No -51 120 No -183 126 Yes

Reentrants

2,029 23 164 No -103 195 No -71 202 No -168 203 No -237 204 Yes

New entrants

691 62 96 No 35 112 No 35 114 No -82 119 No -37 116 No

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,250 121 201 No 28 204 No 96 205 No -316 214 Yes -165 210 No

5 to 14 weeks

1,878 -64 165 No -137 189 No -82 188 No -260 194 Yes -255 192 Yes

15 to 26 weeks

927 74 113 No -128 136 No -230 141 Yes -130 137 No -146 137 Yes

27 weeks and over

1,581 -40 130 No -159 166 No -82 173 No -220 175 Yes -275 174 Yes

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,801 48 269 No -454 312 Yes -418 320 Yes -903 326 Yes -858 318 Yes

Slack work or business conditions

2,983 31 222 No -283 250 Yes -99 252 No -591 260 Yes -502 254 Yes

Could only find part-time work

1,559 -70 159 No -86 179 No -230 186 Yes -305 189 Yes -343 187 Yes

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,018 95 441 No -429 555 No -2 589 No 245 578 No -41 561 No

Persons not in the labor force
(not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,481 - - - - - - - - - - - - -451 188 Yes

Discouraged workers

469 - - - - - - - - - - - - -122 104 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 July 2017 data.

- Standard errors cannot be calculated for population levels. Only the over-the-year change is displayed for series that are not seasonally adjusted.

NOTE: Data are seasonally adjusted except where noted. 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 08, 2017