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
2019
Current 1-month change
(May19-Apr.19)
Current 3-month change
(May19-Feb.19)
Current 6-month change
(May19-Nov.18)
Current 9-month change
(May19-Aug.18)
Current 12-month change
(May19-May18)
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

258,861 168 - - 469 - - 153 - - 795 - - 1,407 - -

Civilian labor force

162,646 176 518 No -538 690 No -175 799 No 844 803 Yes 979 789 Yes

Participation rate

62.8 0.03 0.20 No -0.32 0.27 Yes -0.10 0.31 No 0.13 0.31 No 0.04 0.31 No

Employed

156,758 113 522 No -191 710 No -45 818 No 1,154 822 Yes 1,219 809 Yes

Employment-population ratio

60.6 0.00 0.20 No -0.18 0.27 No -0.05 0.32 No 0.26 0.32 No 0.14 0.31 No

Unemployed

5,888 64 268 No -347 321 Yes -130 339 No -309 339 No -240 332 No

Unemployment rate

3.6 0.04 0.16 No -0.20 0.20 Yes -0.08 0.21 No -0.21 0.21 Yes -0.17 0.20 No

Not in labor force

96,215 -8 518 No 1,007 690 Yes 329 799 No -49 803 No 428 789 No

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.6 0.04 0.16 No -0.20 0.20 Yes -0.08 0.21 No -0.21 0.21 Yes -0.17 0.20 No

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.3 -0.01 0.21 No -0.15 0.26 No 0.02 0.27 No -0.14 0.27 No -0.21 0.27 No

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.2 0.11 0.22 No -0.22 0.27 No -0.22 0.28 No -0.31 0.28 Yes -0.12 0.27 No

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.7 -0.37 1.55 No -0.73 1.76 No 0.64 1.77 No -0.04 1.82 No -0.08 1.80 No

White

3.3 0.11 0.16 No -0.03 0.20 No -0.15 0.21 No -0.16 0.21 No -0.24 0.21 Yes

Black or African American

6.2 -0.42 0.64 No -0.75 0.77 No 0.28 0.78 No -0.02 0.79 No 0.33 0.77 No

Asian

2.5 0.31 0.53 No -0.62 0.70 No -0.25 0.71 No -0.51 0.72 No 0.35 0.65 No

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.2 -0.03 0.45 No -0.16 0.52 No -0.33 0.56 No -0.49 0.56 No -0.70 0.56 Yes

Total, 25 years and over

2.9 -0.05 0.15 No -0.20 0.18 Yes -0.17 0.19 No -0.28 0.19 Yes -0.18 0.19 No

Less than a high school diploma

5.4 0.01 0.81 No 0.04 0.95 No -0.24 1.00 No -0.34 1.00 No -0.08 0.97 No

High school graduates, no college

3.5 0.07 0.32 No -0.25 0.40 No -0.02 0.41 No -0.39 0.42 No -0.38 0.41 No

Some college or associate degree

2.8 -0.30 0.28 Yes -0.37 0.34 Yes -0.37 0.36 Yes -0.76 0.37 Yes -0.45 0.36 Yes

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.1 0.07 0.20 No -0.06 0.25 No -0.10 0.26 No 0.08 0.25 No 0.12 0.25 No

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,664 13 177 No -193 217 No -178 229 No -204 228 No -218 224 No

Job leavers

803 66 97 No -37 121 No 106 119 No -63 126 No -41 125 No

Reentrants

1,870 -56 160 No -35 186 No -10 193 No 6 191 No 2 190 No

New entrants

599 69 89 No -24 107 No 22 107 No 13 108 No 30 106 No

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,147 243 198 Yes -47 206 No 19 207 No -52 209 No 128 203 No

5 to 14 weeks

1,559 -283 159 Yes -251 179 Yes -283 181 Yes -163 179 No -347 181 Yes

15 to 26 weeks

799 -55 110 No -143 129 Yes -66 128 No -128 129 No -168 130 Yes

27 weeks and over

1,298 68 118 No 27 148 No 39 156 No -22 156 No 101 150 No

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,355 -299 263 Yes 45 292 No -426 307 Yes -13 299 No -565 302 Yes

Slack work or business conditions

2,646 -245 218 Yes -146 238 No -236 245 No 65 236 No -346 241 Yes

Could only find part-time work

1,339 -107 151 No -8 167 No -223 176 Yes -38 170 No -139 171 No

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,366 44 455 No 213 567 No 457 604 No -437 599 No 232 574 No

Persons not in the labor force
(not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,395 - - - - - - - - - - - - -60 171 No

Discouraged workers

338 - - - - - - - - - - - - -40 86 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: June 07, 2019