Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Nov.
2017
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Change from:
Oct.
2018-
Nov.
2018

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

255,949 258,290 258,514 258,708 194

Civilian labor force

160,533 161,926 162,637 162,770 133

Participation rate

62.7 62.7 62.9 62.9 0.0

Employed

153,917 155,962 156,562 156,795 233

Employment-population ratio

60.1 60.4 60.6 60.6 0.0

Unemployed

6,616 5,964 6,075 5,975 -100

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.7 3.7 3.7 0.0

Not in labor force

95,416 96,364 95,877 95,937 60

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

4.1 3.7 3.7 3.7 0.0

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.7 3.4 3.5 3.3 -0.2

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.6 3.3 3.4 3.4 0.0

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

15.9 12.8 11.9 12.0 0.1

White

3.7 3.3 3.3 3.4 0.1

Black or African American

7.2 6.0 6.2 5.9 -0.3

Asian

3.0 3.5 3.2 2.7 -0.5

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.8 4.5 4.4 4.5 0.1

Total, 25 years and over

3.3 3.0 3.1 3.0 -0.1

Less than a high school diploma

5.2 5.5 6.0 5.6 -0.4

High school graduates, no college

4.3 3.7 4.0 3.5 -0.5

Some college or associate degree

3.6 3.2 3.0 3.1 0.1

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.1 2.0 2.0 2.2 0.2

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,149 2,796 2,850 2,808 -42

Job leavers

739 730 726 704 -22

Reentrants

2,025 1,877 1,906 1,869 -37

New entrants

697 586 606 573 -33

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,253 2,065 2,057 2,126 69

5 to 14 weeks

1,894 1,720 1,821 1,813 -8

15 to 26 weeks

921 861 856 839 -17

27 weeks and over

1,593 1,384 1,373 1,253 -120

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,851 4,642 4,621 4,802 181

Slack work or business conditions

2,995 2,782 2,816 2,879 63

Could only find part-time work

1,558 1,447 1,436 1,565 129

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,022 21,464 21,512 20,908 -604

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,481 1,577 1,491 1,678 -

Discouraged workers

469 383 506 453 -

- 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.

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: December 07, 2018