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Table 6. Long-tenured displaced workers (1) by selected characteristics and area of residence in January 2020

Table 6. Long-tenured displaced workers(1) by selected characteristics and area of residence in January 2020
(In thousands)
Characteristic Total New
England
Middle
Atlantic
East
North
Central
West
North
Central
South
Atlantic
East
South
Central
West
South
Central
Mountain Pacific

Workers who lost jobs

Total, 20 years and over

2,672 147 326 408 177 445 108 404 215 442

Men

1,466 78 189 215 109 236 59 199 127 255

Women

1,206 69 137 193 68 210 49 206 88 187

Reason for job loss

Plant or company closed down or moved

1,084 48 114 184 66 185 52 152 85 198

Insufficient work

621 45 82 84 41 112 28 91 45 93

Position or shift abolished

967 54 130 140 70 148 27 162 84 151

Industry and class of worker of lost job(2)

Agriculture and related industries wage and salary workers

26 - - 10 - - - - 3 13

Nonagricultural industries wage and salary workers

2,621 143 326 398 172 440 108 395 211 429

Private nonagricultural wage and salary workers

2,481 134 316 376 161 409 103 379 201 401

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

31 - - - - - 1 25 1 4

Construction

189 12 25 13 4 53 15 15 27 27

Manufacturing

461 24 54 92 44 70 18 41 25 94

Durable goods manufacturing

279 21 29 59 20 45 12 21 21 51

Nondurable goods manufacturing

182 3 25 32 23 25 6 19 4 43

Wholesale and retail trade

435 18 51 65 24 79 17 87 34 60

Transportation and utilities

85 4 11 23 5 4 2 19 6 12

Information

126 9 19 21 13 6 12 22 3 20

Financial activities

256 9 40 55 15 30 14 56 4 33

Professional and business services

393 25 52 34 29 74 16 58 38 67

Education and health services

278 22 36 46 14 51 4 30 38 36

Leisure and hospitality

140 6 19 9 9 34 5 15 17 27

Other services

86 5 10 18 3 9 - 12 7 21

Government wage and salary workers

140 8 10 21 11 31 4 16 10 28

Employment status in January 2020

Employed

1,872 103 206 300 137 301 56 292 176 301

Unemployed

331 19 41 47 17 68 13 35 15 75

Not in labor force

469 25 79 61 23 77 38 77 24 65

(1) Data refer to persons who had 3 or more years of tenure on a job they had lost or left between January 2017 and December 2019 because of plant or company closings or moves, insufficient work, or the abolishment of their positions or shifts.
(2) Total includes a small number of unpaid family workers and persons who did not report industry or class of worker of lost job, not shown separately.

NOTE: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont compose the New England Division; New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania compose the Middle Atlantic Division; Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin compose the East North Central Division; Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota compose the West North Central Division; Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia compose the South Atlantic Division; Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee compose the East South Central Division; Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas compose the West South Central Division; Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming compose the Mountain Division; Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington compose the Pacific Division. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

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Last Modified Date: August 27, 2020