Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category May
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018
Change from:
Apr.
2018-
May
2018

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

254,767 257,097 257,272 257,454 182

Civilian labor force

159,729 161,763 161,527 161,539 12

Participation rate

62.7 62.9 62.8 62.7 -0.1

Employed

152,892 155,178 155,181 155,474 293

Employment-population ratio

60.0 60.4 60.3 60.4 0.1

Unemployed

6,837 6,585 6,346 6,065 -281

Unemployment rate

4.3 4.1 3.9 3.8 -0.1

Not in labor force

95,038 95,335 95,745 95,915 170

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

4.3 4.1 3.9 3.8 -0.1

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.8 3.7 3.7 3.5 -0.2

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.0 3.7 3.5 3.3 -0.2

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

14.1 13.5 12.9 12.8 -0.1

White

3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 -0.1

Black or African American

7.6 6.9 6.6 5.9 -0.7

Asian

3.6 3.1 2.8 2.1 -0.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

5.2 5.1 4.8 4.9 0.1

Total, 25 years and over

3.6 3.4 3.3 3.0 -0.3

Less than a high school diploma

6.2 5.5 5.9 5.4 -0.5

High school graduates, no college

4.7 4.3 4.3 3.9 -0.4

Some college or associate degree

4.0 3.6 3.5 3.2 -0.3

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 -0.1

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,333 3,146 2,958 2,854 -104

Job leavers

798 864 815 852 37

Reentrants

2,100 1,967 2,009 1,882 -127

New entrants

658 625 623 571 -52

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,123 2,287 2,115 2,034 -81

5 to 14 weeks

1,958 2,009 2,017 1,945 -72

15 to 26 weeks

1,123 880 1,036 977 -59

27 weeks and over

1,665 1,322 1,293 1,189 -104

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

5,268 5,019 4,985 4,948 -37

Slack work or business conditions

3,058 3,005 2,994 3,004 10

Could only find part-time work

1,764 1,625 1,586 1,480 -106

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,018 21,399 21,258 21,095 -163

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,475 1,454 1,362 1,455 -

Discouraged workers

355 450 408 378 -

- 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: June 01, 2018