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
2015
1st
2016
1st
2015
1st
2016
1st
2015
1st
2016
1st
2015
1st
2016
1st
2015
1st
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

9,092 8,215 6,286 5,661 1,962 1,742 339 359 1,882 1,612

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,712 4,227 3,416 3,007 939 840 148 143 1,016 876

On temporary layoff

1,292 1,234 1,065 999 136 129 27 22 314 317

Not on temporary layoff

3,420 2,993 2,351 2,008 803 711 121 121 701 559

Permanent job losers

2,368 2,063 1,693 1,423 511 431 90 94 432 352

Persons who completed temporary jobs

1,052 930 657 585 292 280 31 27 269 207

Job leavers

872 789 619 576 162 139 32 40 142 123

Reentrants

2,688 2,485 1,727 1,629 676 593 113 118 505 454

New entrants

820 714 525 448 186 170 45 57 220 159

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

51.8 51.5 54.3 53.1 47.8 48.2 43.7 39.9 53.9 54.3

On temporary layoff

14.2 15.0 16.9 17.6 6.9 7.4 8.0 6.2 16.7 19.7

Not on temporary layoff

37.6 36.4 37.4 35.5 40.9 40.8 35.7 33.7 37.2 34.7

Job leavers

9.6 9.6 9.8 10.2 8.2 8.0 9.5 11.3 7.5 7.6

Reentrants

29.6 30.2 27.5 28.8 34.4 34.1 33.4 32.9 26.8 28.1

New entrants

9.0 8.7 8.4 7.9 9.5 9.8 13.4 15.9 11.7 9.9

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3.0 2.7 2.8 2.4 5.0 4.3 1.7 1.5 3.9 3.3

Job leavers

0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.7 1.6 1.4 1.3 3.6 3.1 1.3 1.3 1.9 1.7

New entrants

0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.6

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 01, 2016