HOUSEHOLD DATA
Statistical summary table. Changes in selected labor force indicators with a statistical significance test at a 90% confidence level
[Numbers in thousands]
Category Aug.
2019
Current 1-month change
(Aug.19-July19)
Current 3-month change
(Aug.19-May19)
Current 6-month change
(Aug.19-Feb.19)
Current 9-month change
(Aug.19-Nov.18)
Current 12-month change
(Aug.19-Aug.18)
Actual Needed(1) Statistically significant Actual Needed(1) Statistically significant Actual Needed(1) Statistically significant Actual Needed(1) Statistically significant Actual Needed(1) Statistically significant

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

259,432 207 - - 571 - - 1,040 - - 724 - - 1,366 - -

Civilian labor force

163,922 571 519 Yes 1,276 692 Yes 738 798 No 1,101 804 Yes 2,120 790 Yes

Participation rate

63.2 0.17 0.20 No 0.35 0.27 Yes 0.03 0.31 No 0.25 0.31 No 0.49 0.31 Yes

Employed

157,878 590 523 Yes 1,120 711 Yes 929 817 Yes 1,075 824 Yes 2,274 811 Yes

Employment-population ratio

60.9 0.18 0.20 No 0.30 0.27 Yes 0.11 0.32 No 0.25 0.32 No 0.56 0.31 Yes

Unemployed

6,044 -19 272 No 156 319 No -191 344 No 26 340 No -153 335 No

Unemployment rate

3.7 -0.02 0.16 No 0.07 0.19 No -0.13 0.21 No -0.01 0.21 No -0.14 0.20 No

Not in labor force

95,510 -364 519 No -705 692 Yes 302 798 No -376 804 No -754 790 No

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.7 -0.02 0.16 No 0.07 0.19 No -0.13 0.21 No -0.01 0.21 No -0.14 0.20 No

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.4 0.02 0.21 No 0.03 0.26 No -0.12 0.28 No 0.05 0.27 No -0.11 0.27 No

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.3 -0.04 0.23 No 0.10 0.26 No -0.11 0.28 No -0.11 0.28 No -0.21 0.28 No

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.6 -0.22 1.50 No -0.07 1.72 No -0.79 1.80 No 0.57 1.74 No -0.11 1.80 No

White

3.4 0.06 0.17 No 0.13 0.20 No 0.11 0.21 No -0.02 0.21 No -0.02 0.21 No

Black or African American

5.5 -0.49 0.61 No -0.77 0.73 Yes -1.52 0.79 Yes -0.49 0.76 No -0.79 0.76 Yes

Asian

2.8 0.07 0.58 No 0.34 0.68 No -0.28 0.76 No 0.09 0.72 No -0.18 0.73 No

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.2 -0.37 0.45 No 0.01 0.52 No -0.15 0.55 No -0.32 0.55 No -0.48 0.55 No

Total, 25 years and over

2.9 -0.06 0.15 No 0.08 0.18 No -0.12 0.20 No -0.09 0.19 No -0.20 0.19 Yes

Less than a high school diploma

5.4 0.30 0.80 No 0.03 0.96 No 0.07 0.99 No -0.21 1.00 No -0.30 0.97 No

High school graduates, no college

3.6 -0.03 0.32 No 0.05 0.39 No -0.21 0.41 No 0.03 0.41 No -0.35 0.41 No

Some college or associate degree

3.1 -0.13 0.29 No 0.30 0.34 No -0.07 0.37 No -0.07 0.37 No -0.46 0.37 Yes

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.1 -0.03 0.20 No 0.00 0.25 No -0.06 0.26 No -0.10 0.26 No 0.08 0.25 No

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,876 78 183 No 212 218 No 19 233 No 34 232 No 8 228 No

Job leavers

781 -52 99 No -22 119 No -59 124 No 84 118 No -85 125 No

Reentrants

1,801 -9 156 No -69 184 No -104 192 No -79 190 No -63 189 No

New entrants

574 -21 91 No -25 105 No -49 108 No -3 106 No -12 106 No

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,207 6 207 No 60 207 No 13 210 No 79 209 No 8 209 No

5 to 14 weeks

1,757 -40 163 No 198 178 Yes -53 185 No -85 188 No 35 182 No

15 to 26 weeks

835 -70 113 No 36 125 No -107 132 No -30 129 No -92 130 No

27 weeks and over

1,243 77 115 No -55 147 No -28 154 No -16 152 No -77 152 No

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,381 397 254 Yes 26 293 No 71 300 No -400 307 Yes 13 293 No

Slack work or business conditions

2,678 293 209 Yes 32 235 No -114 244 No -204 244 No 97 233 No

Could only find part-time work

1,351 -13 150 No 12 167 No 4 170 No -211 177 Yes -26 169 No

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,697 260 458 No 331 571 No 544 608 No 788 597 Yes -106 581 No

Persons not in the labor force
(not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,564 - - - - - - - - - - - - 121 176 No

Discouraged workers

467 - - - - - - - - - - - - 33 96 No

Footnotes
(1) Needed value represents the minimum change needed to be statistically significant at a 90% confidence level. These values are based on standard error models that were updated with the release of January 2019 data.

- Standard errors cannot be calculated for population levels. Only the over-the-year change is displayed for series that are not seasonally adjusted.

NOTE: Data are seasonally adjusted except where noted. 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. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. The over-the-month changes for January in this table include the effects of population control updates. Differences published in this table may not match differences published elsewhere due to rounding.

 

Last Modified Date: September 06, 2019