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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 Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Change from:
Aug.
2012-
Sept.
2012

Employment status

Civilian noninstitutional population

240,071 243,354 243,566 243,772 206

Civilian labor force

154,004 155,013 154,645 155,063 418

Participation rate

64.1 63.7 63.5 63.6 0.1

Employed

140,107 142,220 142,101 142,974 873

Employment-population ratio

58.4 58.4 58.3 58.7 0.4

Unemployed

13,897 12,794 12,544 12,088 -456

Unemployment rate

9.0 8.3 8.1 7.8 -0.3

Not in labor force

86,067 88,340 88,921 88,710 -211

Unemployment rates

Total, 16 years and over

9.0 8.3 8.1 7.8 -0.3

Adult men (20 years and over)

8.7 7.7 7.6 7.3 -0.3

Adult women (20 years and over)

8.1 7.5 7.3 7.0 -0.3

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

24.5 23.8 24.6 23.7 -0.9

White

7.9 7.4 7.2 7.0 -0.2

Black or African American

15.9 14.1 14.1 13.4 -0.7

Asian (not seasonally adjusted)

7.8 6.2 5.9 4.8 -

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

11.3 10.3 10.2 9.9 -0.3

Total, 25 years and over

7.7 6.9 6.8 6.6 -0.2

Less than a high school diploma

13.9 12.7 12.0 11.3 -0.7

High school graduates, no college

9.6 8.7 8.8 8.7 -0.1

Some college or associate degree

8.4 7.1 6.6 6.5 -0.1

Bachelor's degree and higher

4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 0.0

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

8,028 7,123 7,003 6,535 -468

Job leavers

972 878 942 957 15

Reentrants

3,484 3,380 3,318 3,306 -12

New entrants

1,323 1,311 1,277 1,247 -30

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

2,743 2,711 2,844 2,542 -302

5 to 14 weeks

2,902 3,092 2,868 2,826 -42

15 to 26 weeks

2,029 1,760 1,845 1,860 15

27 weeks and over

6,197 5,185 5,033 4,844 -189

Employed persons at work part time

Part time for economic reasons

9,270 8,246 8,031 8,613 582

Slack work or business conditions

5,900 5,342 5,217 5,523 306

Could only find part-time work

2,844 2,576 2,507 2,572 65

Part time for noneconomic reasons

18,329 18,866 18,996 18,736 -260

Persons not in the labor force (not seasonally adjusted)

Marginally attached to the labor force

2,511 2,529 2,561 2,517 -

Discouraged workers

1,037 852 844 802 -

- 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 11, 2021