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
2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

5,345 4,765 1,655 1,501 349 333 1,548 1,401

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,684 2,418 738 705 146 141 763 694

On temporary layoff

772 763 122 113 26 27 234 221

Not on temporary layoff

1,912 1,656 615 592 120 114 530 473

Permanent job losers

1,394 1,198 397 398 89 94 331 315

Persons who completed temporary jobs

518 457 218 194 31 20 198 158

Job leavers

615 557 154 145 43 38 139 147

Reentrants

1,537 1,368 544 481 109 103 440 408

New entrants

509 422 220 169 51 51 205 152

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

50.2 50.8 44.6 47.0 41.8 42.4 49.3 49.6

On temporary layoff

14.4 16.0 7.4 7.5 7.4 8.2 15.1 15.8

Not on temporary layoff

35.8 34.7 37.2 39.4 34.4 34.1 34.2 33.8

Job leavers

11.5 11.7 9.3 9.7 12.3 11.5 9.0 10.5

Reentrants

28.8 28.7 32.9 32.1 31.1 31.0 28.5 29.1

New entrants

9.5 8.9 13.3 11.3 14.7 15.2 13.2 10.8

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.2 1.9 3.8 3.5 1.5 1.4 2.8 2.5

Job leavers

0.5 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.2 1.1 2.8 2.4 1.1 1.1 1.6 1.5

New entrants

0.4 0.3 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.8 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: January 19, 2018