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
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,562 5,779 2,018 1,753 365 343 1,958 1,747

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,531 3,032 996 881 156 146 1,031 973

On temporary layoff

1,093 1,045 150 148 18 22 287 352

Not on temporary layoff

2,438 1,987 845 733 138 123 744 621

Permanent job losers

1,761 1,345 539 458 102 93 432 383

Persons who completed temporary jobs

678 643 307 275 36 30 312 238

Job leavers

592 589 158 113 41 35 156 138

Reentrants

1,861 1,712 671 594 122 105 516 484

New entrants

577 446 193 165 46 57 254 153

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

53.8 52.5 49.3 50.2 42.7 42.5 52.7 55.7

On temporary layoff

16.7 18.1 7.4 8.5 4.9 6.5 14.7 20.2

Not on temporary layoff

37.2 34.4 41.9 41.8 37.7 36.0 38.0 35.5

Job leavers

9.0 10.2 7.8 6.5 11.3 10.3 8.0 7.9

Reentrants

28.4 29.6 33.3 33.9 33.4 30.6 26.3 27.7

New entrants

8.8 7.7 9.6 9.4 12.7 16.6 13.0 8.7

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.9 2.5 5.3 4.6 1.7 1.6 4.0 3.7

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5

Reentrants

1.5 1.4 3.6 3.1 1.4 1.1 2.0 1.8

New entrants

0.5 0.4 1.0 0.9 0.5 0.6 1.0 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: February 05, 2016