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

258,708 194 - - 642 - - 1,254 - - 1,774 - - 2,759 - -

Civilian labor force

162,770 133 542 No 994 719 Yes 1,231 830 Yes 849 833 Yes 2,237 822 Yes

Participation rate

62.9 0.00 0.21 No 0.23 0.28 No 0.17 0.32 No -0.10 0.32 No 0.20 0.32 No

Employed

156,795 233 548 No 1,253 745 Yes 1,321 856 Yes 1,580 860 Yes 2,878 850 Yes

Employment-population ratio

60.6 0.04 0.21 No 0.33 0.29 Yes 0.22 0.33 No 0.20 0.33 No 0.47 0.33 Yes

Unemployed

5,975 -100 262 No -259 313 No -90 331 No -731 339 Yes -641 331 Yes

Unemployment rate

3.7 -0.06 0.16 No -0.18 0.19 No -0.08 0.21 No -0.47 0.21 Yes -0.45 0.21 Yes

Not in labor force

95,937 60 542 No -353 719 No 22 830 No 925 833 Yes 521 822 No

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.7 -0.06 0.16 No -0.18 0.19 No -0.08 0.21 No -0.47 0.21 Yes -0.45 0.21 Yes

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.3 -0.16 0.21 No -0.19 0.26 No -0.19 0.28 No -0.42 0.28 Yes -0.41 0.27 Yes

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.4 0.04 0.23 No -0.16 0.27 No 0.09 0.28 No -0.35 0.29 Yes -0.22 0.28 No

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.0 0.06 1.45 No -0.75 1.71 No -0.81 1.76 No -2.44 1.78 Yes -3.85 1.83 Yes

White

3.4 0.09 0.16 No -0.05 0.19 No -0.13 0.21 No -0.34 0.21 Yes -0.31 0.21 Yes

Black or African American

5.9 -0.30 0.62 No -0.40 0.74 No -0.02 0.77 No -0.95 0.80 Yes -1.30 0.80 Yes

Asian

2.7 -0.42 0.61 No -0.28 0.73 No 0.60 0.72 No -0.21 0.76 No -0.27 0.75 No

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.5 0.12 0.45 No -0.16 0.53 No -0.39 0.56 No -0.41 0.56 No -0.25 0.55 No

Total, 25 years and over

3.0 -0.02 0.15 No -0.14 0.18 No 0.00 0.19 No -0.37 0.20 Yes -0.29 0.19 Yes

Less than a high school diploma

5.6 -0.35 0.80 No -0.06 0.94 No 0.19 0.98 No -0.10 0.99 No 0.41 0.94 No

High school graduates, no college

3.5 -0.48 0.33 Yes -0.39 0.40 No -0.36 0.42 No -0.90 0.43 Yes -0.76 0.42 Yes

Some college or associate degree

3.1 0.09 0.28 No -0.40 0.36 Yes -0.12 0.37 No -0.41 0.38 Yes -0.51 0.37 Yes

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.2 0.24 0.20 Yes 0.18 0.25 No 0.21 0.26 No -0.03 0.26 No 0.16 0.25 No

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,808 -42 175 No -67 212 No -46 224 No -471 231 Yes -341 224 Yes

Job leavers

704 -22 93 No -158 118 Yes -148 121 Yes -76 118 No -35 117 No

Reentrants

1,869 -37 160 No 23 186 No -13 194 No -79 194 No -156 195 No

New entrants

573 -33 91 No -11 104 No 2 106 No -131 111 Yes -124 110 Yes

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,126 69 197 No -82 202 No 92 200 No -382 211 Yes -127 204 No

5 to 14 weeks

1,813 -8 162 No 93 181 No -132 187 No -93 188 No -81 185 No

15 to 26 weeks

839 -17 111 No -84 129 No -138 132 Yes -95 130 No -82 129 No

27 weeks and over

1,253 -120 119 Yes -79 147 No 64 151 No -144 155 No -340 159 Yes

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,802 181 269 No 423 300 Yes -146 317 No -358 320 Yes -49 307 No

Slack work or business conditions

2,879 63 219 No 328 235 Yes -125 250 No -423 254 Yes -116 243 No

Could only find part-time work

1,565 129 156 No 200 173 Yes 85 179 No 24 181 No 7 179 No

Part time for noneconomic reasons

20,908 -604 447 Yes -873 560 Yes -187 592 No -153 582 No -114 562 No

Persons not in the labor force
(not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,678 - - - - - - - - - - - - 197 182 Yes

Discouraged workers

453 - - - - - - - - - - - - -16 98 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 2018 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 07, 2018