Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Jan.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Change from:
Dec.
2016-
Jan.
2017

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

252,397 254,540 254,742 254,082 -

Civilian labor force

158,362 159,456 159,640 159,716 -

Participation rate

62.7 62.6 62.7 62.9 -

Employed

150,533 152,048 152,111 152,081 -

Employment-population ratio

59.6 59.7 59.7 59.9 -

Unemployed

7,829 7,409 7,529 7,635 -

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.6 4.7 4.8 -

Not in labor force

94,036 95,084 95,102 94,366 -

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

4.9 4.6 4.7 4.8 -

Adult men (20 years and over)

4.5 4.3 4.4 4.4 -

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.6 4.2 4.3 4.4 -

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

16.0 15.2 14.7 15.0 -

White

4.3 4.2 4.3 4.3 -

Black or African American

8.8 8.0 7.8 7.7 -

Asian

3.7 3.0 2.6 3.7 -

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

5.9 5.7 5.9 5.9 -

Total, 25 years and over

4.1 3.9 3.9 3.9 -

Less than a high school diploma

7.4 7.9 7.9 7.7 -

High school graduates, no college

5.3 4.9 5.1 5.3 -

Some college or associate degree

4.2 3.9 3.8 3.8 -

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.5 2.3 2.5 2.5 -

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,686 3,542 3,639 3,713 -

Job leavers

768 934 905 862 -

Reentrants

2,458 2,266 2,219 2,170 -

New entrants

834 728 783 813 -

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,257 2,415 2,379 2,468 -

5 to 14 weeks

2,287 2,133 2,156 2,089 -

15 to 26 weeks

1,140 1,073 1,199 1,192 -

27 weeks and over

2,094 1,856 1,831 1,850 -

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

6,035 5,659 5,598 5,840 -

Slack work or business conditions

3,582 3,485 3,401 3,583 -

Could only find part-time work

2,133 1,902 1,873 1,944 -

Part time for noneconomic reasons

20,301 21,059 21,251 20,487 -

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,089 1,932 1,684 1,752 -

Discouraged workers

623 591 426 532 -

- 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 03, 2017