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 May
2018
Current 1-month change
(May18-Apr.18)
Current 3-month change
(May18-Feb.18)
Current 6-month change
(May18-Nov.17)
Current 9-month change
(May18-Aug.17)
Current 12-month change
(May18-May17)
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

257,454 182 - - 520 - - 1,505 - - 2,097 - - 2,687 - -

Civilian labor force

161,539 12 532 No -382 707 No 1,006 818 Yes 941 824 Yes 1,810 815 Yes

Participation rate

62.7 -0.04 0.21 No -0.28 0.28 Yes 0.02 0.32 No -0.15 0.32 No 0.05 0.32 No

Employed

155,474 293 538 No 259 732 No 1,557 845 Yes 2,003 851 Yes 2,582 843 Yes

Employment-population ratio

60.4 0.07 0.21 No -0.02 0.29 No 0.25 0.33 No 0.29 0.33 No 0.38 0.33 Yes

Unemployed

6,065 -281 265 Yes -641 319 Yes -551 338 Yes -1,062 344 Yes -772 334 Yes

Unemployment rate

3.8 -0.17 0.16 Yes -0.39 0.20 Yes -0.37 0.21 Yes -0.68 0.21 Yes -0.53 0.21 Yes

Not in labor force

95,915 170 533 No 903 708 Yes 499 819 No 1,156 824 Yes 877 815 Yes

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.8 -0.17 0.16 Yes -0.39 0.20 Yes -0.37 0.21 Yes -0.68 0.21 Yes -0.53 0.21 Yes

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.5 -0.22 0.22 Yes -0.23 0.26 No -0.21 0.28 No -0.65 0.29 Yes -0.32 0.28 Yes

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.3 -0.12 0.22 No -0.44 0.27 Yes -0.32 0.28 Yes -0.68 0.29 Yes -0.69 0.29 Yes

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.8 -0.09 1.51 No -1.63 1.74 No -3.04 1.87 Yes -0.98 1.80 No -1.33 1.82 No

White

3.5 -0.09 0.17 No -0.21 0.20 Yes -0.18 0.21 No -0.34 0.22 Yes -0.23 0.21 Yes

Black or African American

5.9 -0.64 0.62 Yes -0.94 0.74 Yes -1.29 0.80 Yes -1.63 0.81 Yes -1.68 0.80 Yes

Asian

2.1 -0.65 0.56 Yes -0.80 0.70 Yes -0.87 0.75 Yes -1.79 0.79 Yes -1.43 0.75 Yes

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.9 0.04 0.47 No -0.02 0.55 No 0.14 0.58 No -0.24 0.59 No -0.27 0.58 No

Total, 25 years and over

3.0 -0.25 0.15 Yes -0.37 0.18 Yes -0.29 0.20 Yes -0.69 0.20 Yes -0.59 0.20 Yes

Less than a high school diploma

5.4 -0.45 0.79 No -0.29 0.94 No 0.21 0.96 No -0.75 0.98 No -0.82 0.97 No

High school graduates, no college

3.9 -0.40 0.35 Yes -0.54 0.43 Yes -0.40 0.44 No -1.08 0.46 Yes -0.78 0.44 Yes

Some college or associate degree

3.2 -0.23 0.30 No -0.29 0.37 No -0.39 0.39 Yes -0.53 0.39 Yes -0.76 0.39 Yes

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.0 -0.05 0.19 No -0.24 0.25 No -0.06 0.25 No -0.37 0.26 Yes -0.30 0.25 Yes

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,854 -104 177 No -425 219 Yes -295 230 Yes -643 236 Yes -479 228 Yes

Job leavers

852 37 99 No 72 120 No 113 121 No 62 123 No 54 124 No

Reentrants

1,882 -127 161 No -66 188 No -143 197 No -255 198 Yes -218 197 Yes

New entrants

571 -52 91 No -133 109 Yes -126 111 Yes -82 109 No -87 108 No

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,034 -81 196 No -474 205 Yes -219 202 Yes -187 201 No -89 198 No

5 to 14 weeks

1,945 -72 168 No 39 188 No 51 188 No -51 193 No -13 189 No

15 to 26 weeks

977 -59 120 No 43 133 No 56 134 No -90 139 No -146 140 Yes

27 weeks and over

1,189 -104 115 No -208 147 Yes -404 160 Yes -546 163 Yes -476 158 Yes

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,948 -37 274 No -212 313 No 97 316 No -261 321 No -320 315 Yes

Slack work or business conditions

3,004 10 223 No -298 251 Yes 9 251 No -228 254 No -54 246 No

Could only find part-time work

1,480 -106 156 No -61 174 No -78 177 No -151 180 No -284 181 Yes

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,095 -163 443 No 34 553 No 73 590 No -373 583 No 77 561 No

Persons not in the labor force
(not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,455 - - - - - - - - - - - - -20 175 No

Discouraged workers

378 - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 87 No

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: June 01, 2018