Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Summary table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Dec.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Change from:
Nov.
2016-
Dec.
2016

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

251,936 254,321 254,540 254,742 202

Civilian labor force

157,957 159,643 159,456 159,640 184

Participation rate

62.7 62.8 62.6 62.7 0.1

Employed

150,030 151,902 152,048 152,111 63

Employment-population ratio

59.6 59.7 59.7 59.7 0.0

Unemployed

7,927 7,740 7,409 7,529 120

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.8 4.6 4.7 0.1

Not in labor force

93,978 94,678 95,084 95,102 18

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

5.0 4.8 4.6 4.7 0.1

Adult men (20 years and over)

4.7 4.6 4.3 4.4 0.1

Adult women (20 years and over)

4.5 4.3 4.2 4.3 0.1

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

16.3 15.6 15.2 14.7 -0.5

White

4.5 4.3 4.2 4.3 0.1

Black or African American

8.4 8.6 8.0 7.8 -0.2

Asian

4.0 3.4 3.0 2.6 -0.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

6.2 5.7 5.7 5.9 0.2

Total, 25 years and over

4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 0.0

Less than a high school diploma

6.7 7.4 7.9 7.9 0.0

High school graduates, no college

5.5 5.5 4.9 5.1 0.2

Some college or associate degree

4.2 3.8 3.9 3.8 -0.1

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.5 2.6 2.3 2.5 0.2

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,799 3,749 3,542 3,639 97

Job leavers

817 945 934 905 -29

Reentrants

2,486 2,339 2,266 2,219 -47

New entrants

860 791 728 783 55

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,413 2,393 2,415 2,379 -36

5 to 14 weeks

2,211 2,273 2,133 2,156 23

15 to 26 weeks

1,233 1,167 1,073 1,199 126

27 weeks and over

2,094 1,964 1,856 1,831 -25

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

6,057 5,850 5,659 5,598 -61

Slack work or business conditions

3,589 3,481 3,485 3,401 -84

Could only find part-time work

2,175 2,093 1,902 1,873 -29

Part time for noneconomic reasons

20,173 20,765 21,059 21,251 192

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,833 1,700 1,932 1,684 -

Discouraged workers

663 487 591 426 -

- 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: January 06, 2017