Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Jan.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Change from:
Dec.
2015-
Jan.
2016

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

249,723 251,747 251,936 252,397 -

Civilian labor force

157,025 157,367 157,833 158,335 -

Participation rate

62.9 62.5 62.6 62.7 -

Employed

148,104 149,444 149,929 150,544 -

Employment-population ratio

59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 -

Unemployed

8,920 7,924 7,904 7,791 -

Unemployment rate

5.7 5.0 5.0 4.9 -

Not in labor force

92,699 94,380 94,103 94,062 -

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

5.7 5.0 5.0 4.9 -

Adult men (20 years and over)

5.3 4.7 4.7 4.5 -

Adult women (20 years and over)

5.0 4.6 4.4 4.5 -

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

18.9 15.6 16.1 16.0 -

White

4.9 4.4 4.5 4.3 -

Black or African American

10.3 9.4 8.3 8.8 -

Asian

4.0 3.9 4.0 3.7 -

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

6.7 6.4 6.3 5.9 -

Total, 25 years and over

4.6 4.1 4.0 4.0 -

Less than a high school diploma

8.6 6.8 6.7 7.4 -

High school graduates, no college

5.4 5.4 5.6 5.3 -

Some college or associate degree

5.2 4.4 4.1 4.2 -

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.8 2.5 2.5 2.5 -

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,246 3,873 3,796 3,664 -

Job leavers

851 800 821 766 -

Reentrants

2,836 2,449 2,476 2,468 -

New entrants

1,026 847 858 827 -

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,390 2,412 2,405 2,249 -

5 to 14 weeks

2,332 2,253 2,192 2,282 -

15 to 26 weeks

1,371 1,270 1,235 1,135 -

27 weeks and over

2,776 2,054 2,085 2,089 -

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

6,784 6,085 6,022 5,988 -

Slack work or business conditions

4,011 3,536 3,548 3,544 -

Could only find part-time work

2,431 2,221 2,172 2,134 -

Part time for noneconomic reasons

19,835 20,171 20,243 20,311 -

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,234 1,717 1,833 2,089 -

Discouraged workers

682 594 663 623 -

- December - January changes in household data are not shown due to the introduction of updated population controls.
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: February 05, 2016