HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-33. 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
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,123 5,448 1,993 1,731 498 379 1,685 1,650

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,439 2,860 1,034 788 265 158 931 867

On temporary layoff

748 686 89 103 42 19 170 226

Not on temporary layoff

2,692 2,174 944 685 223 139 761 641

Permanent job losers

2,004 1,586 695 455 181 109 517 418

Persons who completed temporary jobs

688 588 249 230 43 30 244 223

Job leavers

570 562 106 130 44 29 101 119

Reentrants

1,558 1,569 598 607 133 142 468 493

New entrants

556 457 256 206 56 49 186 171

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

56.2 52.5 51.9 45.5 53.2 41.8 55.2 52.6

On temporary layoff

12.2 12.6 4.5 5.9 8.3 5.1 10.1 13.7

Not on temporary layoff

44.0 39.9 47.4 39.6 44.8 36.7 45.2 38.9

Job leavers

9.3 10.3 5.3 7.5 8.8 7.7 6.0 7.2

Reentrants

25.4 28.8 30.0 35.1 26.7 37.5 27.7 29.9

New entrants

9.1 8.4 12.8 11.9 11.3 13.0 11.0 10.4

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.8 2.3 5.5 4.1 3.0 1.8 3.7 3.3

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.5

Reentrants

1.3 1.3 3.2 3.1 1.5 1.6 1.9 1.9

New entrants

0.5 0.4 1.4 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7

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: May 08, 2015