Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

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

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

254,414 256,780 256,934 257,097 163

Civilian labor force

160,235 161,115 161,921 161,763 -158

Participation rate

63.0 62.7 63.0 62.9 -0.1

Employed

153,064 154,430 155,215 155,178 -37

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.1 60.4 60.4 0.0

Unemployed

7,171 6,684 6,706 6,585 -121

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.1 4.1 4.1 0.0

Not in labor force

94,179 95,665 95,012 95,335 323

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

4.5 4.1 4.1 4.1 0.0

Adult men (20 years and over)

4.2 3.9 3.7 3.7 0.0

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.0 3.6 3.8 3.7 -0.1

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

13.6 13.9 14.4 13.5 -0.9

White

3.9 3.5 3.7 3.6 -0.1

Black or African American

8.0 7.7 6.9 6.9 0.0

Asian

3.3 3.0 2.9 3.1 0.2

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

5.1 5.0 4.9 5.1 0.2

Total, 25 years and over

3.8 3.4 3.4 3.4 0.0

Less than a high school diploma

6.6 5.4 5.7 5.5 -0.2

High school graduates, no college

4.9 4.5 4.4 4.3 -0.1

Some college or associate degree

3.7 3.4 3.5 3.6 0.1

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.5 2.1 2.3 2.2 -0.1

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,516 3,273 3,279 3,146 -133

Job leavers

793 716 780 864 84

Reentrants

2,064 1,958 1,948 1,967 19

New entrants

769 645 704 625 -79

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,296 2,280 2,508 2,287 -221

5 to 14 weeks

2,088 1,943 1,906 2,009 103

15 to 26 weeks

1,064 981 934 880 -54

27 weeks and over

1,660 1,421 1,397 1,322 -75

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

5,500 4,989 5,160 5,019 -141

Slack work or business conditions

3,377 3,009 3,302 3,005 -297

Could only find part-time work

1,833 1,663 1,541 1,625 84

Part time for noneconomic reasons

20,706 20,867 21,061 21,399 338

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,595 1,653 1,602 1,454 -

Discouraged workers

460 451 373 450 -

- 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: April 06, 2018