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
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

5,662 5,345 1,846 1,655 347 349 1,726 1,548

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,911 2,684 844 738 144 146 870 763

On temporary layoff

783 772 118 122 28 26 230 234

Not on temporary layoff

2,128 1,912 726 615 116 120 641 530

Permanent job losers

1,540 1,394 474 397 89 89 419 331

Persons who completed temporary jobs

588 518 253 218 28 31 222 198

Job leavers

575 615 145 154 34 43 152 139

Reentrants

1,646 1,537 630 544 109 109 490 440

New entrants

530 509 226 220 61 51 214 205

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

51.4 50.2 45.7 44.6 41.5 41.8 50.4 49.3

On temporary layoff

13.8 14.4 6.4 7.4 8.0 7.4 13.3 15.1

Not on temporary layoff

37.6 35.8 39.4 37.2 33.5 34.4 37.1 34.2

Job leavers

10.2 11.5 7.9 9.3 9.7 12.3 8.8 9.0

Reentrants

29.1 28.8 34.1 32.9 31.3 31.1 28.4 28.5

New entrants

9.4 9.5 12.3 13.3 17.5 14.7 12.4 13.2

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.4 2.2 4.4 3.8 1.6 1.5 3.3 2.8

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5

Reentrants

1.3 1.2 3.3 2.8 1.2 1.1 1.9 1.6

New entrants

0.4 0.4 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.8

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 8, 2017