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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 Nov.
2019
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Change from:
Oct.
2020-
Nov.
2020

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

260,020 260,742 260,925 261,085 160

Civilian labor force

164,347 160,143 160,867 160,467 -400

Participation rate

63.2 61.4 61.7 61.5 -0.2

Employed

158,536 147,563 149,806 149,732 -74

Employment-population ratio

61.0 56.6 57.4 57.3 -0.1

Unemployed

5,811 12,580 11,061 10,735 -326

Unemployment rate

3.5 7.9 6.9 6.7 -0.2

Not in labor force

95,673 100,599 100,058 100,618 560

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.5 7.9 6.9 6.7 -0.2

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.2 7.4 6.7 6.7 0.0

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.2 7.7 6.5 6.1 -0.4

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.0 15.9 13.9 14.0 0.1

White

3.2 7.0 6.0 5.9 -0.1

Black or African American

5.6 12.1 10.8 10.3 -0.5

Asian

2.6 8.9 7.6 6.7 -0.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.2 10.3 8.8 8.4 -0.4

Total, 25 years and over

2.9 7.1 6.1 6.0 -0.1

Less than a high school diploma

5.3 10.6 9.8 9.0 -0.8

High school graduates, no college

3.7 9.0 8.1 7.7 -0.4

Some college or associate degree

2.9 8.1 6.5 6.3 -0.2

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.0 4.8 4.2 4.2 0.0

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,804 9,135 7,712 7,485 -227

Job leavers

776 801 769 721 -48

Reentrants

1,663 2,146 2,009 1,924 -85

New entrants

581 537 528 560 32

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,026 2,552 2,500 2,467 -33

5 to 14 weeks

1,753 2,732 2,275 2,413 138

15 to 26 weeks

865 4,918 2,617 1,857 -760

27 weeks and over

1,219 2,405 3,556 3,941 385

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,288 6,300 6,683 6,660 -23

Slack work or business conditions

2,634 4,936 5,312 5,266 -46

Could only find part-time work

1,259 1,122 1,133 1,169 36

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,532 18,918 19,421 18,635 -786

Persons not in the labor force

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,244 1,922 1,956 2,083 127

Discouraged workers

316 581 588 657 69

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: December 04, 2020