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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
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

4,765 4,354 1,501 1,322 333 304 1,401 1,323

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,418 2,128 705 610 141 117 694 642

On temporary layoff

763 681 113 108 27 24 221 207

Not on temporary layoff

1,656 1,447 592 502 114 93 473 435

Permanent job losers

1,198 1,007 398 316 94 73 315 273

Persons who completed temporary jobs

457 439 194 186 20 20 158 162

Job leavers

557 560 145 143 38 46 147 148

Reentrants

1,368 1,301 481 423 103 93 408 379

New entrants

422 364 169 146 51 49 152 154

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

50.8 48.9 47.0 46.1 42.4 38.4 49.6 48.5

On temporary layoff

16.0 15.6 7.5 8.2 8.2 7.8 15.8 15.6

Not on temporary layoff

34.7 33.2 39.4 37.9 34.1 30.6 33.8 32.9

Job leavers

11.7 12.9 9.7 10.8 11.5 15.1 10.5 11.2

Reentrants

28.7 29.9 32.1 32.0 31.0 30.4 29.1 28.6

New entrants

8.9 8.4 11.3 11.1 15.2 16.1 10.8 11.7

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.9 1.7 3.5 3.0 1.4 1.2 2.5 2.3

Job leavers

0.4 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.1 1.0 2.4 2.1 1.1 0.9 1.5 1.3

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5

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: January 18, 2019