Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Change from:
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

247,258 249,723 249,899 250,080 181

Civilian labor force

156,180 157,180 157,002 156,906 -96

Participation rate

63.2 62.9 62.8 62.7 -0.1

Employed

145,796 148,201 148,297 148,331 34

Employment-population ratio

59.0 59.3 59.3 59.3 0.0

Unemployed

10,384 8,979 8,705 8,575 -130

Unemployment rate

6.6 5.7 5.5 5.5 0.0

Not in labor force

91,077 92,544 92,898 93,175 277

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

6.6 5.7 5.5 5.5 0.0

Adult men (20 years and over)

6.0 5.3 5.2 5.1 -0.1

Adult women (20 years and over)

6.2 5.1 4.9 4.9 0.0

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

20.9 18.8 17.1 17.5 0.4

White

5.7 4.9 4.7 4.7 0.0

Black or African American

12.2 10.3 10.4 10.1 -0.3

Asian

5.4 4.0 4.0 3.2 -0.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

7.9 6.7 6.6 6.8 0.2

Total, 25 years and over

5.4 4.6 4.5 4.4 -0.1

Less than a high school diploma

9.4 8.5 8.4 8.6 0.2

High school graduates, no college

6.3 5.4 5.4 5.3 -0.1

Some college or associate degree

5.9 5.2 5.1 4.8 -0.3

Bachelor's degree and higher

3.4 2.8 2.7 2.5 -0.2

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

5,416 4,242 4,180 4,189 9

Job leavers

807 851 884 875 -9

Reentrants

3,027 2,829 2,655 2,689 34

New entrants

1,157 1,033 972 815 -157

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,477 2,383 2,431 2,488 57

5 to 14 weeks

2,584 2,318 2,223 2,312 89

15 to 26 weeks

1,669 1,380 1,335 1,253 -82

27 weeks and over

3,682 2,800 2,709 2,563 -146

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

7,449 6,810 6,635 6,705 70

Slack work or business conditions

4,477 4,012 3,847 4,069 222

Could only find part-time work

2,685 2,460 2,426 2,337 -89

Part time for noneconomic reasons

19,275 19,822 19,837 19,733 -104

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,168 2,234 2,159 2,055 -

Discouraged workers

698 682 732 738 -

- 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: April 03, 2015