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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 Aug.
2019
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Change from:
July
2020-
Aug.
2020

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

259,432 260,204 260,373 260,558 185

Civilian labor force

163,894 159,932 159,870 160,838 968

Participation rate

63.2 61.5 61.4 61.7 0.3

Employed

157,895 142,182 143,532 147,288 3,756

Employment-population ratio

60.9 54.6 55.1 56.5 1.4

Unemployed

5,999 17,750 16,338 13,550 -2,788

Unemployment rate

3.7 11.1 10.2 8.4 -1.8

Not in labor force

95,538 100,273 100,503 99,720 -783

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.7 11.1 10.2 8.4 -1.8

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.3 10.2 9.4 8.0 -1.4

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.3 11.2 10.5 8.4 -2.1

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.5 23.2 19.3 16.1 -3.2

White

3.4 10.1 9.2 7.3 -1.9

Black or African American

5.4 15.4 14.6 13.0 -1.6

Asian

2.8 13.8 12.0 10.7 -1.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.2 14.5 12.9 10.5 -2.4

Total, 25 years and over

2.9 9.7 9.1 7.6 -1.5

Less than a high school diploma

5.4 16.6 15.4 12.6 -2.8

High school graduates, no college

3.6 12.1 10.8 9.8 -1.0

Some college or associate degree

3.0 10.9 10.0 8.0 -2.0

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.1 6.9 6.7 5.3 -1.4

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,864 14,272 12,924 10,307 -2,617

Job leavers

784 565 571 589 18

Reentrants

1,785 2,356 2,358 2,095 -263

New entrants

577 563 513 554 41

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,218 2,838 3,202 2,281 -921

5 to 14 weeks

1,746 11,496 5,169 3,134 -2,035

15 to 26 weeks

831 1,903 6,484 6,517 33

27 weeks and over

1,251 1,391 1,501 1,624 123

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,381 9,062 8,443 7,572 -871

Slack work or business conditions

2,683 7,939 7,281 6,214 -1,067

Could only find part-time work

1,338 942 1,048 1,139 91

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,673 17,137 17,792 18,630 838

Persons not in the labor force

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,548 2,471 1,979 2,080 101

Discouraged workers

440 681 665 535 -130

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: September 23, 2020