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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 July
2020
Current 1-month change
(July20-June20)
Current 3-month change
(July20-Apr.20)
Current 6-month change
(July20-Jan.20)
Current 9-month change
(July20-Oct.19)
Current 12-month change
(July20-July19)
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

260,373 169 - - 477 - - 871 - - 528 - - 1,148 - -

Civilian labor force

159,870 -62 648 No 3,389 851 Yes -4,736 937 Yes -4,531 944 Yes -3,503 928 Yes

Participation rate

61.4 -0.06 0.25 No 1.19 0.33 Yes -2.03 0.36 Yes -1.87 0.36 Yes -1.62 0.36 Yes

Employed

143,532 1,350 659 Yes 10,129 883 Yes -15,182 966 Yes -15,012 973 Yes -13,814 959 Yes

Employment-population ratio

55.1 0.48 0.25 Yes 3.80 0.34 Yes -6.04 0.37 Yes -5.89 0.37 Yes -5.57 0.37 Yes

Unemployed

16,338 -1,412 552 Yes -6,740 684 Yes 10,446 535 Yes 10,481 533 Yes 10,311 524 Yes

Unemployment rate

10.2 -0.88 0.33 Yes -4.53 0.41 Yes 6.64 0.32 Yes 6.66 0.32 Yes 6.53 0.32 Yes

Not in labor force

100,503 230 648 No -2,912 851 Yes 5,607 937 Yes 5,059 944 Yes 4,651 928 Yes

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

10.2 -0.88 0.33 Yes -4.53 0.41 Yes 6.64 0.32 Yes 6.66 0.32 Yes 6.53 0.32 Yes

Adult men (20 years and over)

9.4 -0.76 0.43 Yes -3.60 0.54 Yes 6.16 0.43 Yes 6.19 0.43 Yes 6.09 0.42 Yes

Adult women (20 years and over)

10.5 -0.77 0.48 Yes -5.00 0.59 Yes 7.22 0.46 Yes 7.23 0.46 Yes 7.11 0.45 Yes

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

19.3 -3.93 2.45 Yes -12.61 2.96 Yes 7.04 2.34 Yes 7.00 2.34 Yes 6.52 2.34 Yes

White

9.2 -0.84 0.33 Yes -4.95 0.42 Yes 6.11 0.33 Yes 6.00 0.33 Yes 5.90 0.32 Yes

Black or African American

14.6 -0.81 1.15 No -2.07 1.36 Yes 8.63 1.16 Yes 9.12 1.14 Yes 8.71 1.14 Yes

Asian

12.0 -1.81 1.45 Yes -2.52 1.74 Yes 8.91 1.37 Yes 9.11 1.33 Yes 9.19 1.31 Yes

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

12.9 -1.65 0.95 Yes -6.03 1.16 Yes 8.57 0.89 Yes 8.79 0.88 Yes 8.35 0.88 Yes

Total, 25 years and over

9.1 -0.68 0.32 Yes -3.99 0.40 Yes 6.17 0.32 Yes 6.16 0.31 Yes 6.08 0.31 Yes

Less than a high school diploma

15.4 -1.17 1.82 No -5.75 2.22 Yes 9.91 1.70 Yes 9.88 1.69 Yes 10.25 1.62 Yes

High school graduates, no college

10.8 -1.31 0.74 Yes -6.45 0.98 Yes 7.05 0.70 Yes 7.15 0.69 Yes 7.24 0.67 Yes

Some college or associate degree

10.0 -0.93 0.62 Yes -5.01 0.80 Yes 7.19 0.60 Yes 7.14 0.60 Yes 6.78 0.60 Yes

Bachelor's degree and higher

6.7 -0.18 0.43 No -1.70 0.55 Yes 4.74 0.42 Yes 4.62 0.42 Yes 4.55 0.42 Yes

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

12,924 -1,348 485 Yes -7,702 632 Yes 10,259 445 Yes 10,233 443 Yes 10,128 436 Yes

Job leavers

571 6 103 No 1 122 No -265 135 Yes -275 135 Yes -261 135 Yes

Reentrants

2,358 2 220 No 881 228 Yes 520 238 Yes 660 233 Yes 564 234 Yes

New entrants

513 -50 108 No 124 112 Yes -44 119 No -109 123 No -84 121 No

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

3,202 364 300 Yes -11,081 496 Yes 1,143 268 Yes 1,224 266 Yes 980 271 Yes

5 to 14 weeks

5,169 -6,327 430 Yes -1,835 410 Yes 3,414 301 Yes 3,422 303 Yes 3,374 300 Yes

15 to 26 weeks

6,484 4,581 305 Yes 5,651 320 Yes 5,597 312 Yes 5,600 311 Yes 5,575 310 Yes

27 weeks and over

1,501 110 156 No 562 175 Yes 335 185 Yes 242 187 Yes 331 181 Yes

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

8,443 -619 450 Yes -2,444 524 Yes 4,261 420 Yes 4,046 423 Yes 4,470 407 Yes

Slack work or business conditions

7,281 -658 444 Yes -2,658 508 Yes 4,626 382 Yes 4,534 381 Yes 4,889 368 Yes

Could only find part-time work

1,048 106 159 No 351 164 Yes -246 185 Yes -230 185 Yes -309 185 Yes

Part time for noneconomic reasons

17,792 655 515 Yes 5,437 588 Yes -4,362 688 Yes -3,752 672 Yes -3,656 648 Yes

Persons not in the labor force

Marginally attached to the labor force

1,979 -492 248 Yes -302 253 Yes 637 217 Yes 725 214 Yes 543 219 Yes

Discouraged workers

665 -16 139 No 91 137 No 328 119 Yes 339 118 Yes 323 119 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.

NOTE: Data are seasonally adjusted except for civilian noninstitutional population. 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: August 07, 2020