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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 Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Change from:
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

246,745 248,657 248,844 249,027 183

Civilian labor force

155,047 156,243 156,402 156,129 -273

Participation rate

62.8 62.8 62.9 62.7 -0.2

Employed

144,671 147,260 147,331 147,442 111

Employment-population ratio

58.6 59.2 59.2 59.2 0.0

Unemployed

10,376 8,983 9,071 8,688 -383

Unemployment rate

6.7 5.7 5.8 5.6 -0.2

Not in labor force

91,698 92,414 92,442 92,898 456

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

6.7 5.7 5.8 5.6 -0.2

Adult men (20 years and over)

6.3 5.1 5.4 5.3 -0.1

Adult women (20 years and over)

6.0 5.4 5.2 5.0 -0.2

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

20.4 18.7 17.5 16.8 -0.7

White

6.0 4.9 4.9 4.8 -0.1

Black or African American

11.8 10.9 11.0 10.4 -0.6

Asian (not seasonally adjusted)

4.1 5.0 4.8 4.2 -

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

8.4 6.8 6.6 6.5 -0.1

Total, 25 years and over

5.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 -0.2

Less than a high school diploma

9.9 7.9 8.5 8.6 0.1

High school graduates, no college

7.0 5.7 5.6 5.3 -0.3

Some college or associate degree

6.1 4.9 4.9 4.9 0.0

Bachelor's degree and higher

3.4 3.0 3.2 2.9 -0.3

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

5,421 4,349 4,480 4,325 -155

Job leavers

860 782 835 798 -37

Reentrants

3,027 2,856 2,761 2,701 -60

New entrants

1,198 1,058 1,045 971 -74

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,323 2,455 2,505 2,375 -130

5 to 14 weeks

2,525 2,322 2,378 2,293 -85

15 to 26 weeks

1,680 1,416 1,403 1,274 -129

27 weeks and over

3,877 2,904 2,822 2,785 -37

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

7,766 7,012 6,851 6,790 -61

Slack work or business conditions

4,881 4,215 4,068 4,061 -7

Could only find part-time work

2,623 2,437 2,447 2,432 -15

Part time for noneconomic reasons

18,816 19,793 19,971 19,730 -241

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,427 2,192 2,109 2,260 -

Discouraged workers

917 770 698 740 -

- 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 09, 2015
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