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
2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,540 5,662 2,141 1,846 436 347 1,878 1,726

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,451 2,911 1,005 844 200 144 938 870

On temporary layoff

808 783 127 118 23 28 205 230

Not on temporary layoff

2,643 2,128 878 726 178 116 734 641

Permanent job losers

1,946 1,540 606 474 141 89 494 419

Persons who completed temporary jobs

696 588 272 253 37 28 240 222

Job leavers

592 575 141 145 40 34 135 152

Reentrants

1,836 1,646 707 630 128 109 561 490

New entrants

660 530 287 226 67 61 243 214

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

52.8 51.4 46.9 45.7 46.0 41.5 50.0 50.4

On temporary layoff

12.4 13.8 6.0 6.4 5.2 8.0 10.9 13.3

Not on temporary layoff

40.4 37.6 41.0 39.4 40.8 33.5 39.1 37.1

Job leavers

9.1 10.2 6.6 7.9 9.2 9.7 7.2 8.8

Reentrants

28.1 29.1 33.0 34.1 29.5 31.3 29.9 28.4

New entrants

10.1 9.4 13.4 12.3 15.3 17.5 13.0 12.4

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.8 2.4 5.3 4.4 2.3 1.6 3.7 3.3

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6

Reentrants

1.5 1.3 3.7 3.3 1.5 1.2 2.2 1.9

New entrants

0.5 0.4 1.5 1.2 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.8

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 10, 2016