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Employment Situation Summary Table A.Household data seasonally adjusted (Unemplymt falls to 7.8%)
Bureau of Labor Statistics ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | BLS

Posted on 10/05/2012 5:59:21 AM PDT by xzins

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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KEYWORDS: elections; obamanomics; unemployment
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With discouraged workers at 802,000 and Part Time at 582,000, it's clear that Obama is benefited by holiday hiring beginning and by discouraged workers again.

Just in time for the election.

1 posted on 10/05/2012 5:59:29 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

These numbers are for all us market watchers and political wonks. Most people couldn’t tell you what the unemployment rate is or even who the vice president is [lucky bastards]. What they can tell you is if THEY have a job. Weather their family members or neighbors have jobs. Weather their home is worth more than it was four years ago. Weather they have more money in their pockets at the end of the month. How they relate those things to voting on Nov. 6... we’ll see. In the meantime, they can spin “the numbers” all they want... left and right. People know what they know.


2 posted on 10/05/2012 6:01:55 AM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: xzins

Holiday hiring beginning? Where?


3 posted on 10/05/2012 6:02:46 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: xzins

We knew the spin would come this month.


4 posted on 10/05/2012 6:03:12 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 1rudeboy

Part time all over.

In fact, Meijers announced yesterday that they are tripling their part-time hiring this month due to holidays.

Odd that.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 6:04:04 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Romney can counter with wanting to get people real, full-time, good paying jobs rather than have people work 2 part time jobs to make ends meet. He can talk about how companies are hiring part timers because they can’t afford obamacare for full time workers.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 6:04:20 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: xzins
They added over 800,000 more jobs for August and September?

My home's BS detectors all blew.

7 posted on 10/05/2012 6:05:14 AM PDT by AU72
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To: 1rudeboy
Holiday hiring beginning? Where?

Halloween costume stores, of course.

8 posted on 10/05/2012 6:05:40 AM PDT by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: xzins

REUTERS: A survey of households from which the jobless rate is derived showed 873,000 job gains last month, the most since June 1983.


9 posted on 10/05/2012 6:05:40 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: xzins

Listened to Charles Payne on the Fox Business Channel and he saying the numbers just don’t add up. They don’t add up to me, either. Adding only 114,000 and the rate goes DOWN to 7.8%. Makes no sense! Rush said it would happen!


10 posted on 10/05/2012 6:06:37 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: NamVet71MP

“Most people couldn’t tell you what the unemployment rate is or even who the vice president is [lucky bastards].”

Blissful ignorance, it’s everywhere.


11 posted on 10/05/2012 6:06:58 AM PDT by Holly_P
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To: AU72

582,000 of that is part-time as seen on the tables.


12 posted on 10/05/2012 6:07:16 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

I think the BLS has one too many letters in its abbreviation.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 6:07:57 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

” - - - We knew the spin would come this month - - - “

Yup. After 4 years of Obama, the unemployment rate is finally below 8 %.

THE ROMNEY RALLY HAS BEGUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 10/05/2012 6:08:08 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: xzins

Expect a few year-to-date, upward adjustments in the unemployment rate during December.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 6:10:02 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Graewoulf
THE ROMNEY RALLY HAS BEGUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I honestly believe that if there was an increase in hiring, it was because employers are anticipating a Romney win and I think the GOP should spin these bogus numbers in that vein.

16 posted on 10/05/2012 6:13:31 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: xzins

Construction is still lagging. I would know my husbands in the biz. I would be one happy lady if I knew he could find work 3 weeks out of the month. He took the plunge this week and incorporated so he could work as a contracter out of one of the big box stores. Its bad out there. The man has four employers (including himself now) and he still can’t get enough work.And its just not him the flooring companys he’s worked for in the past are barely keeping the carpet installer in a job. Total BS.


17 posted on 10/05/2012 6:13:51 AM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: xzins

I had predicted this for last year in multiple posts. I said they would reduce the number in the job force to get the desired unemployment number under 8.0% . Several other sources had predicted increases of the rate to 8.2%

Do we think that an outfit who setup Operation Fast and Furious to justify domestic gun control and resulted in the DEATHS of hundred of Mexicans and our own border patrol agents would have ANY problem fudging a few numbers. I would have been SHOCKED if the number had been 8.0% or higher.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 6:13:51 AM PDT by RonboTex (Get off my lawn!!!!!!!!)
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To: Bushbacker1
This topic on Yahoo Finance [with a very heavy Obama spin] is on fire: US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low. No one believes this crap.
19 posted on 10/05/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: Will88

Big surge in part-time hiring, and the discouraged workers huge numbers stay the same.

Look at the employed/unemployed numbers. If you get the number of employed UP by part-time hires, and you get the number of unemployed DOWN by dropping huge amounts of discouraged workers from the numbers altogether, then you have a lower number of unemployed with a higher number of employed and your rate falls.


20 posted on 10/05/2012 6:19:53 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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