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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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
2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

10,916 9,889 2,852 2,831 543 518 2,843 2,629

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

7,026 6,004 1,613 1,564 331 275 1,768 1,569

On temporary layoff

1,203 1,014 154 144 32 33 309 259

Not on temporary layoff

5,823 4,989 1,460 1,419 299 243 1,459 1,310

Permanent job losers

4,796 4,011 1,157 1,095 260 209 1,091 982

Persons who completed temporary jobs

1,027 979 303 324 39 34 368 328

Job leavers

672 727 149 152 35 38 140 141

Reentrants

2,394 2,313 803 800 122 139 649 635

New entrants

823 844 287 315 56 66 285 284

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

64.4 60.7 56.6 55.2 60.9 53.1 62.2 59.7

On temporary layoff

11.0 10.3 5.4 5.1 5.9 6.3 10.9 9.9

Not on temporary layoff

53.3 50.5 51.2 50.1 55.0 46.8 51.3 49.8

Job leavers

6.2 7.4 5.2 5.4 6.4 7.4 4.9 5.4

Reentrants

21.9 23.4 28.1 28.3 22.4 26.8 22.8 24.2

New entrants

7.5 8.5 10.1 11.1 10.3 12.7 10.0 10.8

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

5.6 4.8 9.0 8.7 4.6 3.7 7.8 6.9

Job leavers

0.5 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6

Reentrants

1.9 1.9 4.5 4.5 1.7 1.9 2.9 2.8

New entrants

0.7 0.7 1.6 1.8 0.8 0.9 1.3 1.2

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: March 1, 2012