Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Oct.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Change from:
Sept.
2014-
Oct.
2014

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

246,381 248,229 248,446 248,657 211

Civilian labor force

154,625 155,959 155,862 156,278 416

Participation rate

62.8 62.8 62.7 62.8 0.1

Employed

143,485 146,368 146,600 147,283 683

Employment-population ratio

58.2 59.0 59.0 59.2 0.2

Unemployed

11,140 9,591 9,262 8,995 -267

Unemployment rate

7.2 6.1 5.9 5.8 -0.1

Not in labor force

91,756 92,269 92,584 92,378 -206

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

7.2 6.1 5.9 5.8 -0.1

Adult men (20 years and over)

6.9 5.7 5.3 5.1 -0.2

Adult women (20 years and over)

6.4 5.7 5.5 5.4 -0.1

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

22.0 19.6 20.0 18.6 -1.4

White

6.3 5.3 5.1 4.8 -0.3

Black or African American

13.0 11.4 11.0 10.9 -0.1

Asian (not seasonally adjusted)

5.2 4.5 4.3 5.0 -

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

9.0 7.5 6.9 6.8 -0.1

Total, 25 years and over

6.0 5.1 4.7 4.7 0.0

Less than a high school diploma

10.8 9.1 8.4 7.9 -0.5

High school graduates, no college

7.3 6.2 5.3 5.7 0.4

Some college or associate degree

6.3 5.4 5.4 4.8 -0.6

Bachelor's degree and higher

3.8 3.2 2.9 3.1 0.2

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

6,162 4,836 4,530 4,358 -172

Job leavers

842 860 829 794 -35

Reentrants

3,104 2,845 2,809 2,871 62

New entrants

1,217 1,066 1,105 1,063 -42

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,794 2,609 2,383 2,473 90

5 to 14 weeks

2,636 2,449 2,508 2,312 -196

15 to 26 weeks

1,777 1,486 1,416 1,417 1

27 weeks and over

4,047 2,963 2,954 2,916 -38

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

8,016 7,277 7,103 7,027 -76

Slack work or business conditions

5,025 4,261 4,162 4,214 52

Could only find part-time work

2,585 2,587 2,562 2,447 -115

Part time for noneconomic reasons

18,755 19,526 19,561 19,769 208

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,283 2,141 2,226 2,192 -

Discouraged workers

815 775 698 770 -

- 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: November 07, 2014