HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
28. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason White Black or African
American
Asian Hispanic or Latino
ethnicity
2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

9,889 8,915 2,831 2,544 518 483 2,629 2,514

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

6,004 5,094 1,564 1,270 275 246 1,569 1,390

On temporary layoff

1,014 977 144 138 33 28 259 272

Not on temporary layoff

4,989 4,117 1,419 1,131 243 218 1,310 1,118

Permanent job losers

4,011 3,255 1,095 835 209 186 982 814

Persons who completed temporary jobs

979 862 324 296 34 32 328 304

Job leavers

727 729 152 156 38 34 141 164

Reentrants

2,313 2,247 800 789 139 137 635 649

New entrants

844 845 315 329 66 67 284 312

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

60.7 57.1 55.2 49.9 53.1 50.9 59.7 55.3

On temporary layoff

10.3 11.0 5.1 5.4 6.3 5.7 9.9 10.8

Not on temporary layoff

50.5 46.2 50.1 44.5 46.8 45.1 49.8 44.5

Job leavers

7.4 8.2 5.4 6.1 7.4 7.0 5.4 6.5

Reentrants

23.4 25.2 28.3 31.0 26.8 28.3 24.2 25.8

New entrants

8.5 9.5 11.1 12.9 12.7 13.9 10.8 12.4

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4.8 4.1 8.7 6.9 3.7 3.0 6.9 5.7

Job leavers

0.6 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.7

Reentrants

1.9 1.8 4.5 4.3 1.9 1.7 2.8 2.7

New entrants

0.7 0.7 1.8 1.8 0.9 0.8 1.2 1.3

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. 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.

Last Modified Date: February 5, 2013