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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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 Oct.
2019
Current 1-month change
(Oct.19-Sept.19)
Current 3-month change
(Oct.19-July19)
Current 6-month change
(Oct.19-Apr.19)
Current 9-month change
(Oct.19-Jan.19)
Current 12-month change
(Oct.19-Oct.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

259,845 207 - - 620 - - 1,152 - - 1,606 - - 1,331 - -

Civilian labor force

164,364 325 519 No 1,013 693 Yes 1,894 800 Yes 1,135 803 Yes 1,670 791 Yes

Participation rate

63.3 0.08 0.20 No 0.24 0.27 No 0.45 0.31 Yes 0.05 0.31 No 0.32 0.31 Yes

Employed

158,510 241 523 No 1,222 712 Yes 1,865 819 Yes 1,816 823 Yes 1,928 812 Yes

Employment-population ratio

61.0 0.04 0.20 No 0.33 0.27 Yes 0.45 0.32 Yes 0.32 0.32 Yes 0.43 0.31 Yes

Unemployed

5,855 86 267 No -208 319 No 31 336 No -680 344 Yes -257 332 No

Unemployment rate

3.6 0.05 0.16 No -0.15 0.19 No -0.02 0.21 No -0.44 0.21 Yes -0.19 0.20 No

Not in labor force

95,481 -118 519 No -393 693 No -742 800 No 471 803 No -340 791 No

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

3.6 0.05 0.16 No -0.15 0.19 No -0.02 0.21 No -0.44 0.21 Yes -0.19 0.20 No

Adult men (20 years and over)

3.2 0.03 0.21 No -0.11 0.26 No -0.11 0.27 No -0.50 0.28 Yes -0.23 0.27 No

Adult women (20 years and over)

3.2 0.08 0.22 No -0.14 0.26 No 0.11 0.28 No -0.36 0.28 Yes -0.19 0.28 No

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

12.3 -0.21 1.49 No -0.55 1.69 No -0.76 1.79 No -0.65 1.76 No 0.29 1.73 No

White

3.2 0.01 0.16 No -0.10 0.20 No 0.08 0.21 No -0.31 0.21 Yes -0.09 0.20 No

Black or African American

5.4 -0.03 0.59 No -0.52 0.72 No -1.23 0.78 Yes -1.40 0.78 Yes -0.77 0.75 Yes

Asian

2.9 0.39 0.56 No 0.08 0.69 No 0.66 0.70 No -0.26 0.74 No -0.30 0.73 No

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.1 0.21 0.43 No -0.46 0.53 No -0.11 0.54 No -0.77 0.56 Yes -0.29 0.54 No

Total, 25 years and over

2.9 0.06 0.15 No -0.10 0.18 No -0.02 0.19 No -0.36 0.20 Yes -0.17 0.19 No

Less than a high school diploma

5.6 0.72 0.80 No 0.46 0.96 No 0.20 1.01 No -0.16 1.02 No -0.38 1.00 No

High school graduates, no college

3.7 0.06 0.32 No 0.07 0.39 No 0.21 0.41 No -0.09 0.41 No -0.36 0.41 No

Some college or associate degree

2.9 -0.06 0.28 No -0.36 0.35 Yes -0.23 0.36 No -0.54 0.37 Yes -0.18 0.35 No

Bachelor's degree and higher

2.1 0.06 0.20 No -0.07 0.25 No 0.03 0.26 No -0.30 0.26 Yes 0.04 0.25 No

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,674 102 176 No -124 217 No 23 225 No -408 233 Yes -184 224 No

Job leavers

849 9 102 No 16 123 No 112 123 No 44 125 No 118 123 No

Reentrants

1,703 34 151 No -107 180 No -223 190 Yes -242 189 Yes -211 188 Yes

New entrants

627 -50 96 No 32 107 No 97 106 No 21 110 No 22 109 No

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

1,968 100 194 No -233 203 Yes 64 198 No -357 208 Yes -94 200 No

5 to 14 weeks

1,749 -32 162 No -48 184 No -93 186 No -264 192 Yes -96 185 No

15 to 26 weeks

899 80 112 No -6 132 No 45 131 No -3 132 No 40 130 No

27 weeks and over

1,264 -50 119 No 98 144 No 34 154 No 12 153 No -106 154 No

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

4,438 88 261 No 454 288 Yes -216 307 No -709 314 Yes -192 299 No

Slack work or business conditions

2,754 166 215 No 369 232 Yes -137 248 No -697 257 Yes -83 241 No

Could only find part-time work

1,287 -35 147 No -77 166 No -159 171 No -132 170 No -174 170 Yes

Part time for noneconomic reasons

21,549 -24 459 No 112 572 No 227 609 No 600 596 Yes 101 579 No

Persons not in the labor force
(not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,229 - - - - - - - - - - - - -262 168 Yes

Discouraged workers

341 - - - - - - - - - - - - -165 93 Yes

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: November 01, 2019