Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category May
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016
Change from:
Apr.
2016-
May
2016

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

250,455 252,768 252,969 253,174 205

Civilian labor force

157,367 159,286 158,924 158,466 -458

Participation rate

62.8 63.0 62.8 62.6 -0.2

Employed

148,748 151,320 151,004 151,030 26

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.9 59.7 59.7 0.0

Unemployed

8,619 7,966 7,920 7,436 -484

Unemployment rate

5.5 5.0 5.0 4.7 -0.3

Not in labor force

93,089 93,482 94,044 94,708 664

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

5.5 5.0 5.0 4.7 -0.3

Adult men (20 years and over)

5.0 4.5 4.6 4.3 -0.3

Adult women (20 years and over)

5.0 4.6 4.5 4.2 -0.3

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

17.8 15.9 16.0 16.0 0.0

White

4.7 4.3 4.3 4.1 -0.2

Black or African American

10.2 9.0 8.8 8.2 -0.6

Asian

4.1 4.0 3.8 4.1 0.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

6.7 5.6 6.1 5.6 -0.5

Total, 25 years and over

4.4 4.1 4.1 3.8 -0.3

Less than a high school diploma

8.5 7.4 7.5 7.1 -0.4

High school graduates, no college

5.7 5.4 5.4 5.1 -0.3

Some college or associate degree

4.4 4.1 4.1 3.9 -0.2

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.7 2.6 2.4 2.4 0.0

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,263 3,835 3,855 3,573 -282

Job leavers

823 833 851 796 -55

Reentrants

2,584 2,495 2,357 2,209 -148

New entrants

963 778 839 865 26

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,397 2,412 2,545 2,207 -338

5 to 14 weeks

2,507 2,205 2,131 2,239 108

15 to 26 weeks

1,286 1,178 1,304 1,173 -131

27 weeks and over

2,491 2,213 2,063 1,885 -178

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

6,600 6,123 5,962 6,430 468

Slack work or business conditions

3,883 3,631 3,709 3,890 181

Could only find part-time work

2,371 2,154 2,009 2,086 77

Part time for noneconomic reasons

19,950 20,428 20,469 20,606 137

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,862 1,720 1,715 1,713 -

Discouraged workers

563 585 568 538 -

- Over-the-month changes are not displayed for not seasonally adjusted data.
NOTE: Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. 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. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: June 03, 2016