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 Aug.
2018
Current 1-month change
(Aug.18-July18)
Current 3-month change
(Aug.18-May18)
Current 6-month change
(Aug.18-Feb.18)
Current 9-month change
(Aug.18-Nov.17)
Current 12-month change
(Aug.18-Aug.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

258,066 223 - - 612 - - 1,132 - - 2,117 - - 2,709 - -

Civilian labor force

161,776 -469 539 No 237 717 No -145 826 No 1,243 829 Yes 1,178 818 Yes

Participation rate

62.7 -0.24 0.21 Yes -0.06 0.28 No -0.33 0.32 Yes -0.03 0.32 No -0.20 0.32 No

Employed

155,542 -423 546 No 68 742 No 327 853 No 1,625 856 Yes 2,071 847 Yes

Employment-population ratio

60.3 -0.22 0.21 Yes -0.12 0.29 No -0.14 0.33 No 0.14 0.33 No 0.17 0.33 No

Unemployed

6,234 -46 267 No 169 314 No -472 343 Yes -382 340 Yes -893 340 Yes

Unemployment rate

3.9 -0.02 0.16 No 0.10 0.19 No -0.29 0.21 Yes -0.27 0.21 Yes -0.58 0.21 Yes

Not in labor force

96,290 692 539 Yes 375 717 No 1,278 826 Yes 874 829 Yes 1,531 818 Yes

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.9 -0.02 0.16 No 0.10 0.19 No -0.29 0.21 Yes -0.27 0.21 Yes -0.58 0.21 Yes

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.5 0.09 0.22 No 0.00 0.26 No -0.23 0.29 No -0.22 0.28 No -0.66 0.28 Yes

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.6 -0.08 0.23 No 0.26 0.27 No -0.18 0.29 No -0.06 0.29 No -0.42 0.29 Yes

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.8 -0.37 1.53 No -0.05 1.75 No -1.69 1.84 No -3.10 1.89 Yes -1.04 1.82 No

White

3.4 0.06 0.16 No -0.07 0.20 No -0.28 0.21 Yes -0.26 0.21 Yes -0.41 0.21 Yes

Black or African American

6.3 -0.27 0.64 No 0.39 0.74 No -0.55 0.81 No -0.90 0.82 Yes -1.24 0.82 Yes

Asian

3.0 -0.08 0.62 No 0.88 0.70 Yes 0.07 0.79 No 0.01 0.79 No -0.91 0.82 Yes

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.7 0.19 0.45 No -0.23 0.54 No -0.25 0.57 No -0.09 0.57 No -0.46 0.57 No

Total, 25 years and over

3.2 0.02 0.15 No 0.14 0.18 No -0.23 0.20 Yes -0.15 0.20 No -0.54 0.20 Yes

Less than a high school diploma

5.7 0.59 0.77 No 0.25 0.93 No -0.04 0.99 No 0.46 0.97 No -0.50 0.97 No

High school graduates, no college

3.9 -0.11 0.33 No 0.03 0.41 No -0.51 0.44 Yes -0.37 0.43 No -1.05 0.44 Yes

Some college or associate degree

3.5 0.35 0.29 Yes 0.28 0.36 No -0.01 0.39 No -0.10 0.39 No -0.24 0.39 No

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.1 -0.17 0.20 No 0.04 0.24 No -0.21 0.26 No -0.02 0.25 No -0.33 0.26 Yes

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,875 -142 178 No 21 213 No -404 233 Yes -274 230 Yes -622 231 Yes

Job leavers

862 18 101 No 10 123 No 82 124 No 123 122 Yes 72 125 No

Reentrants

1,846 47 157 No -36 186 No -102 195 No -179 195 No -291 197 Yes

New entrants

584 -7 91 No 13 104 No -120 112 Yes -113 111 Yes -69 109 No

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,208 117 200 No 174 199 No -300 213 Yes -45 206 No -13 205 No

5 to 14 weeks

1,720 -100 159 No -225 184 Yes -186 184 Yes -174 185 No -276 185 Yes

15 to 26 weeks

923 -48 117 No -54 133 No -11 133 No 2 132 No -144 137 Yes

27 weeks and over

1,332 -103 122 No 143 145 No -65 159 No -261 163 Yes -403 164 Yes

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,379 -188 262 No -569 302 Yes -781 313 Yes -472 307 Yes -830 306 Yes

Slack work or business conditions

2,551 -326 214 Yes -453 237 Yes -751 249 Yes -444 240 Yes -681 241 Yes

Could only find part-time work

1,365 -66 150 No -115 170 No -176 174 Yes -193 175 Yes -266 175 Yes

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,781 249 450 No 686 560 Yes 720 597 Yes 759 586 Yes 313 569 No

Persons not in the labor force
(not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,443 - - - - - - - - - - - - -105 177 No

Discouraged workers

434 - - - - - - - - - - - - -14 95 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: September 07, 2018