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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 Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Change from:
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

247,085 249,027 249,723 249,899 176

Civilian labor force

155,688 156,129 157,180 157,002 -178

Participation rate

63.0 62.7 62.9 62.8 -0.1

Employed

145,301 147,442 148,201 148,297 96

Employment-population ratio

58.8 59.2 59.3 59.3 0.0

Unemployed

10,387 8,688 8,979 8,705 -274

Unemployment rate

6.7 5.6 5.7 5.5 -0.2

Not in labor force

91,398 92,898 92,544 92,898 354

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

6.7 5.6 5.7 5.5 -0.2

Adult men (20 years and over)

6.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 -0.1

Adult women (20 years and over)

5.9 5.0 5.1 4.9 -0.2

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

21.3 16.8 18.8 17.1 -1.7

White

5.8 4.8 4.9 4.7 -0.2

Black or African American

12.0 10.4 10.3 10.4 0.1

Asian

5.9 4.2 4.0 4.0 0.0

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

8.1 6.5 6.7 6.6 -0.1

Total, 25 years and over

5.4 4.5 4.6 4.5 -0.1

Less than a high school diploma

9.8 8.6 8.5 8.4 -0.1

High school graduates, no college

6.4 5.3 5.4 5.4 0.0

Some college or associate degree

6.0 4.9 5.2 5.1 -0.1

Bachelor's degree and higher

3.4 2.9 2.8 2.7 -0.1

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

5,403 4,325 4,242 4,180 -62

Job leavers

816 798 851 884 33

Reentrants

2,972 2,701 2,829 2,655 -174

New entrants

1,232 971 1,033 972 -61

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,388 2,375 2,383 2,431 48

5 to 14 weeks

2,558 2,293 2,318 2,223 -95

15 to 26 weeks

1,597 1,274 1,380 1,335 -45

27 weeks and over

3,804 2,785 2,800 2,709 -91

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

7,204 6,790 6,810 6,635 -175

Slack work or business conditions

4,259 4,061 4,012 3,847 -165

Could only find part-time work

2,674 2,432 2,460 2,426 -34

Part time for noneconomic reasons

19,085 19,730 19,822 19,837 15

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,303 2,260 2,234 2,159 -

Discouraged workers

755 740 682 732 -

- 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: March 06, 2015
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