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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
2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

4,354 4,159 1,322 1,251 304 280 1,323 1,248

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,128 2,005 610 541 117 116 642 588

On temporary layoff

681 667 108 97 24 24 207 210

Not on temporary layoff

1,447 1,338 502 444 93 92 435 378

Permanent job losers

1,007 946 316 281 73 65 273 231

Persons who completed temporary jobs

439 392 186 163 20 27 162 147

Job leavers

560 569 143 165 46 41 148 140

Reentrants

1,301 1,205 423 414 93 79 379 373

New entrants

364 380 146 131 49 44 154 147

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

48.9 48.2 46.1 43.2 38.4 41.3 48.5 47.1

On temporary layoff

15.6 16.0 8.2 7.7 7.8 8.6 15.6 16.8

Not on temporary layoff

33.2 32.2 37.9 35.5 30.6 32.8 32.9 30.3

Job leavers

12.9 13.7 10.8 13.2 15.1 14.7 11.2 11.2

Reentrants

29.9 29.0 32.0 33.1 30.4 28.2 28.6 29.9

New entrants

8.4 9.1 11.1 10.5 16.1 15.8 11.7 11.8

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.7 1.6 3.0 2.6 1.2 1.1 2.3 2.0

Job leavers

0.4 0.4 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.0 1.0 2.1 2.0 0.9 0.8 1.3 1.3

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 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 22, 2020