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Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Mar.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Change from:
Feb.
2020-
Mar.
2020

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

258,537 259,502 259,628 259,758 130

Civilian labor force

162,935 164,606 164,546 162,913 -1,633

Participation rate

63.0 63.4 63.4 62.7 -0.7

Employed

156,741 158,714 158,759 155,772 -2,987

Employment-population ratio

60.6 61.2 61.1 60.0 -1.1

Unemployed

6,194 5,892 5,787 7,140 1,353

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.6 3.5 4.4 0.9

Not in labor force

95,602 94,896 95,082 96,845 1,763

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.8 3.6 3.5 4.4 0.9

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.6 3.3 3.3 4.0 0.7

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.3 3.2 3.1 4.0 0.9

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.7 12.2 11.0 14.3 3.3

White

3.4 3.1 3.1 4.0 0.9

Black or African American

6.6 6.0 5.8 6.7 0.9

Asian

3.1 3.0 2.5 4.1 1.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.7 4.3 4.4 6.0 1.6

Total, 25 years and over

3.1 2.9 2.9 3.5 0.6

Less than a high school diploma

5.8 5.5 5.7 6.8 1.1

High school graduates, no college

3.7 3.8 3.6 4.4 0.8

Some college or associate degree

3.4 2.8 3.0 3.7 0.7

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.0 2.0 1.9 2.5 0.6

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,826 2,665 2,723 3,946 1,223

Job leavers

780 836 777 727 -50

Reentrants

2,002 1,838 1,803 1,778 -25

New entrants

605 557 505 509 4

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,116 2,059 2,013 3,542 1,529

5 to 14 weeks

1,812 1,755 1,803 1,794 -9

15 to 26 weeks

936 887 825 808 -17

27 weeks and over

1,305 1,166 1,102 1,164 62

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,517 4,182 4,318 5,765 1,447

Slack work or business conditions

2,887 2,655 2,776 4,043 1,267

Could only find part-time work

1,347 1,294 1,317 1,321 4

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,332 22,154 22,175 20,601 -1,574

Persons not in the labor force

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,423 1,342 1,440 1,426 -14

Discouraged workers

417 337 405 514 109

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, 2020