Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

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

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

254,082 255,949 256,109 256,780 -

Civilian labor force

159,718 160,533 160,597 161,115 -

Participation rate

62.9 62.7 62.7 62.7 -

Employed

152,076 153,917 154,021 154,430 -

Employment-population ratio

59.9 60.1 60.1 60.1 -

Unemployed

7,642 6,616 6,576 6,684 -

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.1 4.1 4.1 -

Not in labor force

94,364 95,416 95,512 95,665 -

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

4.8 4.1 4.1 4.1 -

Adult men (20 years and over)

4.4 3.7 3.8 3.9 -

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.4 3.6 3.7 3.6 -

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

15.0 15.9 13.6 13.9 -

White

4.3 3.7 3.7 3.5 -

Black or African American

7.8 7.2 6.8 7.7 -

Asian

3.8 3.0 2.5 3.0 -

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

5.9 4.8 4.9 5.0 -

Total, 25 years and over

3.9 3.3 3.4 3.4 -

Less than a high school diploma

7.3 5.2 6.3 5.4 -

High school graduates, no college

5.2 4.3 4.2 4.5 -

Some college or associate degree

3.8 3.6 3.6 3.4 -

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.5 2.1 2.1 2.1 -

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,700 3,149 3,254 3,273 -

Job leavers

862 739 715 716 -

Reentrants

2,152 2,025 2,003 1,958 -

New entrants

803 697 581 645 -

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,452 2,253 2,235 2,280 -

5 to 14 weeks

2,081 1,894 1,994 1,943 -

15 to 26 weeks

1,229 921 882 981 -

27 weeks and over

1,825 1,593 1,515 1,421 -

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

5,776 4,851 4,915 4,989 -

Slack work or business conditions

3,561 2,995 3,097 3,009 -

Could only find part-time work

1,934 1,558 1,570 1,663 -

Part time for noneconomic reasons

20,444 21,022 21,122 20,867 -

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,752 1,481 1,623 1,653 -

Discouraged workers

532 469 474 451 -

- 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 02, 2018