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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 Jan.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Change from:
Dec.
2020-
Jan.
2021

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

259,502 261,085 261,230 260,851 -

Civilian labor force

164,455 160,536 160,567 160,161 -

Participation rate

63.4 61.5 61.5 61.4 -

Employed

158,659 149,809 149,830 150,031 -

Employment-population ratio

61.1 57.4 57.4 57.5 -

Unemployed

5,796 10,728 10,736 10,130 -

Unemployment rate

3.5 6.7 6.7 6.3 -

Not in labor force

95,047 100,548 100,663 100,690 -

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.5 6.7 6.7 6.3 -

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.1 6.6 6.4 6.0 -

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.2 6.2 6.3 6.0 -

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.6 13.9 16.0 14.8 -

White

3.0 5.9 6.0 5.7 -

Black or African American

6.1 10.3 9.9 9.2 -

Asian

3.1 6.7 5.9 6.6 -

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.3 8.4 9.3 8.6 -

Total, 25 years and over

2.9 6.0 5.8 5.7 -

Less than a high school diploma

5.7 9.2 9.8 9.1 -

High school graduates, no college

3.7 7.8 7.8 7.1 -

Some college or associate degree

2.7 6.3 6.3 6.2 -

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.0 4.2 3.8 4.0 -

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,575 7,468 7,210 6,997 -

Job leavers

828 698 743 653 -

Reentrants

1,831 1,968 2,250 1,963 -

New entrants

560 551 509 542 -

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,071 2,455 2,904 2,278 -

5 to 14 weeks

1,752 2,404 2,222 2,528 -

15 to 26 weeks

881 1,875 1,572 1,346 -

27 weeks and over

1,163 3,929 3,956 4,023 -

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,269 6,641 6,170 5,954 -

Slack work or business conditions

2,627 5,223 4,891 4,756 -

Could only find part-time work

1,336 1,167 1,045 986 -

Part time for noneconomic reasons

22,027 18,580 18,237 18,519 -

Persons not in the labor force

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,323 2,083 2,186 1,917 -

Discouraged workers

335 657 663 624 -

- 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, 2021