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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 Sept.
2019
Current 1-month change
(Sept.19-Aug.19)
Current 3-month change
(Sept.19-June19)
Current 6-month change
(Sept.19-Mar.19)
Current 9-month change
(Sept.19-Dec.18)
Current 12-month change
(Sept.19-Sept.18)
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

259,638 206 - - 601 - - 1,101 - - 750 - - 1,348 - -

Civilian labor force

164,039 117 519 No 1,058 692 Yes 1,079 799 Yes 799 804 No 1,984 791 Yes

Participation rate

63.2 -0.01 0.20 No 0.26 0.27 No 0.15 0.31 No 0.13 0.31 No 0.44 0.31 Yes

Employed

158,269 391 523 No 1,264 712 Yes 1,521 818 Yes 1,324 824 Yes 2,200 812 Yes

Employment-population ratio

61.0 0.10 0.20 No 0.35 0.27 Yes 0.33 0.32 Yes 0.34 0.32 Yes 0.53 0.31 Yes

Unemployed

5,769 -275 269 Yes -206 317 No -442 340 Yes -525 340 Yes -217 329 No

Unemployment rate

3.5 -0.17 0.16 Yes -0.15 0.19 No -0.29 0.21 Yes -0.34 0.21 Yes -0.18 0.20 No

Not in labor force

95,599 89 519 No -458 692 No 22 799 No -50 804 No -636 791 No

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.5 -0.17 0.16 Yes -0.15 0.19 No -0.29 0.21 Yes -0.34 0.21 Yes -0.18 0.20 No

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.2 -0.16 0.21 No -0.12 0.25 No -0.39 0.28 Yes -0.38 0.27 Yes -0.22 0.27 No

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.1 -0.18 0.22 No -0.17 0.26 No -0.19 0.28 No -0.31 0.28 Yes -0.13 0.27 No

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.5 -0.12 1.50 No -0.27 1.71 No -0.29 1.78 No -0.01 1.75 No -0.11 1.77 No

White

3.2 -0.17 0.17 Yes -0.05 0.20 No -0.16 0.21 No -0.23 0.21 Yes -0.06 0.20 No

Black or African American

5.5 0.00 0.59 No -0.56 0.72 No -1.19 0.78 Yes -1.15 0.78 Yes -0.58 0.75 No

Asian

2.5 -0.38 0.56 No 0.34 0.63 No -0.62 0.73 No -0.80 0.73 Yes -1.03 0.73 Yes

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

3.9 -0.31 0.44 No -0.47 0.51 No -0.84 0.55 Yes -0.48 0.54 No -0.66 0.54 Yes

Total, 25 years and over

2.8 -0.11 0.15 No -0.17 0.18 No -0.23 0.19 Yes -0.29 0.19 Yes -0.15 0.19 No

Less than a high school diploma

4.8 -0.57 0.79 No -0.51 0.93 No -1.02 0.99 Yes -0.99 0.98 Yes -0.74 0.95 No

High school graduates, no college

3.6 0.04 0.32 No -0.29 0.40 No -0.09 0.41 No -0.21 0.41 No -0.15 0.40 No

Some college or associate degree

2.9 -0.17 0.28 No -0.13 0.34 No -0.46 0.37 Yes -0.38 0.37 Yes -0.27 0.36 No

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.0 -0.10 0.20 No -0.09 0.24 No 0.00 0.25 No -0.12 0.25 No 0.06 0.24 No

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,572 -304 179 Yes -164 213 No -265 227 Yes -331 227 Yes -224 220 Yes

Job leavers

840 59 99 No -48 124 No 61 124 No 1 126 No 101 123 No

Reentrants

1,669 -132 153 No -199 181 Yes -338 191 Yes -289 189 Yes -220 186 Yes

New entrants

677 103 94 Yes 136 107 Yes 63 112 No 89 111 No 89 111 No

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

1,868 -339 199 Yes -93 194 No -258 201 Yes -258 201 Yes -197 198 No

5 to 14 weeks

1,781 24 162 No -49 186 No -34 186 No -246 193 Yes 30 183 No

15 to 26 weeks

819 -16 110 No 50 123 No -131 132 No -78 129 No -42 127 No

27 weeks and over

1,314 71 119 No -100 153 No 9 157 No 8 156 No -65 156 No

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,350 -31 260 No 3 293 No -149 303 No -307 305 Yes -306 298 Yes

Slack work or business conditions

2,588 -90 213 No -119 235 No -321 245 Yes -303 242 Yes -219 236 No

Could only find part-time work

1,322 -29 149 No -15 166 No -7 168 No -174 174 Yes -149 171 No

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,573 -124 459 No 49 572 No 276 608 No 339 599 No 169 578 No

Persons not in the labor force
(not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,299 - - - - - - - - - - - - -278 173 Yes

Discouraged workers

321 - - - - - - - - - - - - -62 85 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 January 2019 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: October 04, 2019