Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

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

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

247,439 249,899 250,080 250,266 186

Civilian labor force

155,420 157,002 156,906 157,072 166

Participation rate

62.8 62.8 62.7 62.8 0.1

Employed

145,724 148,297 148,331 148,523 192

Employment-population ratio

58.9 59.3 59.3 59.3 0.0

Unemployed

9,696 8,705 8,575 8,549 -26

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.5 5.5 5.4 -0.1

Not in labor force

92,019 92,898 93,175 93,194 19

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

6.2 5.5 5.5 5.4 -0.1

Adult men (20 years and over)

5.9 5.2 5.1 5.0 -0.1

Adult women (20 years and over)

5.7 4.9 4.9 4.9 0.0

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

19.1 17.1 17.5 17.1 -0.4

White

5.3 4.7 4.7 4.7 0.0

Black or African American

11.4 10.4 10.1 9.6 -0.5

Asian

5.9 4.0 3.2 4.4 1.2

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

7.5 6.6 6.8 6.9 0.1

Total, 25 years and over

5.2 4.5 4.4 4.5 0.1

Less than a high school diploma

8.8 8.4 8.6 8.6 0.0

High school graduates, no college

6.3 5.4 5.3 5.4 0.1

Some college or associate degree

5.6 5.1 4.8 4.7 -0.1

Bachelor's degree and higher

3.3 2.7 2.5 2.7 0.2

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

5,153 4,180 4,189 4,136 -53

Job leavers

786 884 875 828 -47

Reentrants

2,631 2,655 2,689 2,685 -4

New entrants

1,052 972 815 868 53

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,451 2,431 2,488 2,729 241

5 to 14 weeks

2,346 2,223 2,312 2,307 -5

15 to 26 weeks

1,509 1,335 1,253 1,139 -114

27 weeks and over

3,413 2,709 2,563 2,525 -38

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

7,460 6,635 6,705 6,580 -125

Slack work or business conditions

4,517 3,847 4,069 3,885 -184

Could only find part-time work

2,624 2,426 2,337 2,374 37

Part time for noneconomic reasons

18,915 19,837 19,733 20,056 323

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,160 2,159 2,055 2,115 -

Discouraged workers

783 732 738 756 -

- 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: May 08, 2015