Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

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

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

246,915 248,844 249,027 249,723 -

Civilian labor force

155,486 156,402 156,129 157,180 -

Participation rate

63.0 62.9 62.7 62.9 -

Employed

145,206 147,331 147,442 148,201 -

Employment-population ratio

58.8 59.2 59.2 59.3 -

Unemployed

10,280 9,071 8,688 8,979 -

Unemployment rate

6.6 5.8 5.6 5.7 -

Not in labor force

91,429 92,442 92,898 92,544 -

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

6.6 5.8 5.6 5.7 -

Adult men (20 years and over)

6.3 5.4 5.3 5.3 -

Adult women (20 years and over)

5.9 5.2 5.0 5.1 -

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

20.8 17.5 16.8 18.8 -

White

5.7 4.9 4.8 4.9 -

Black or African American

12.1 11.0 10.4 10.3 -

Asian

4.8 4.7 4.2 4.0 -

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

8.3 6.6 6.5 6.7 -

Total, 25 years and over

5.3 4.7 4.5 4.6 -

Less than a high school diploma

9.6 8.5 8.6 8.5 -

High school graduates, no college

6.5 5.6 5.3 5.4 -

Some college or associate degree

5.9 4.9 4.9 5.2 -

Bachelor's degree and higher

3.3 3.2 2.9 2.8 -

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

5,354 4,480 4,325 4,242 -

Job leavers

815 835 798 851 -

Reentrants

2,911 2,761 2,701 2,829 -

New entrants

1,181 1,045 971 1,033 -

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,449 2,505 2,375 2,383 -

5 to 14 weeks

2,428 2,378 2,293 2,318 -

15 to 26 weeks

1,699 1,403 1,274 1,380 -

27 weeks and over

3,628 2,822 2,785 2,800 -

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

7,274 6,851 6,790 6,810 -

Slack work or business conditions

4,419 4,068 4,061 4,012 -

Could only find part-time work

2,592 2,447 2,432 2,460 -

Part time for noneconomic reasons

19,317 19,971 19,730 19,822 -

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,592 2,109 2,260 2,234 -

Discouraged workers

837 698 740 682 -

- 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 06, 2015