HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-17. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason Total White Black or African
American
Asian Hispanic or Latino
1st
2014
1st
2015
1st
2014
1st
2015
1st
2014
1st
2015
1st
2014
1st
2015
1st
2014
1st
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

10,762 9,092 7,499 6,286 2,275 1,962 476 339 2,162 1,882

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

5,985 4,712 4,359 3,416 1,167 939 205 148 1,176 1,016

On temporary layoff

1,357 1,292 1,131 1,065 139 136 19 27 275 314

Not on temporary layoff

4,628 3,420 3,228 2,351 1,028 803 186 121 900 701

Permanent job losers

3,399 2,368 2,391 1,693 717 511 151 90 647 432

Persons who completed temporary jobs

1,230 1,052 837 657 311 292 35 31 253 269

Job leavers

806 872 573 619 135 162 43 32 136 142

Reentrants

2,924 2,688 1,927 1,727 716 676 149 113 612 505

New entrants

1,047 820 640 525 257 186 79 45 239 220

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

55.6 51.8 58.1 54.3 51.3 47.8 43.1 43.7 54.4 53.9

On temporary layoff

12.6 14.2 15.1 16.9 6.1 6.9 4.1 8.0 12.7 16.7

Not on temporary layoff

43.0 37.6 43.0 37.4 45.2 40.9 39.0 35.7 41.6 37.2

Job leavers

7.5 9.6 7.6 9.8 5.9 8.2 9.0 9.5 6.3 7.5

Reentrants

27.2 29.6 25.7 27.5 31.5 34.4 31.3 33.4 28.3 26.8

New entrants

9.7 9.0 8.5 8.4 11.3 9.5 16.6 13.4 11.0 11.7

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3.9 3.0 3.5 2.8 6.3 5.0 2.3 1.7 4.7 3.9

Job leavers

0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.9 1.7 1.6 1.4 3.8 3.6 1.7 1.3 2.4 1.9

New entrants

0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.5 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: April 03, 2015