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Table 8. Total displaced workers (1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2020

Table 8. Total displaced workers(1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2020
(Numbers in thousands)
Characteristic Total Percent distribution by employment status
Total Employed Unemployed Not in labor
force

Workers who lost jobs

Total, 20 years and over

6,334 100.0 70.9 15.0 14.1

20 to 24 years

670 100.0 75.1 11.8 13.1

25 to 54 years

4,177 100.0 74.4 16.2 9.4

55 to 64 years

1,142 100.0 64.8 13.3 21.9

65 years and over

344 100.0 40.1 13.0 47.0

Men, 20 years and over

3,412 100.0 71.4 15.8 12.8

20 to 24 years

328 100.0 69.6 15.6 14.8

25 to 54 years

2,276 100.0 75.0 16.3 8.7

55 to 64 years

622 100.0 67.6 13.5 18.9

65 years and over

186 100.0 43.0 17.7 39.3

Women, 20 years and over

2,922 100.0 70.3 14.1 15.6

20 to 24 years

341 100.0 80.3 8.2 11.5

25 to 54 years

1,902 100.0 73.8 16.0 10.2

55 to 64 years

520 100.0 61.4 13.0 25.5

65 years and over

158 100.0 36.6 7.4 55.9

White

4,813 100.0 72.0 12.6 15.3

Black or African American

954 100.0 62.7 25.9 11.4

Asian

304 100.0 71.6 22.4 6.0

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

1,235 100.0 70.7 14.3 15.0

Reason for job loss

Plant or company closed down or moved

2,275 100.0 70.5 13.4 16.1

Insufficient work

2,260 100.0 71.3 16.1 12.5

Position or shift abolished

1,798 100.0 70.8 15.7 13.5

Occupation of lost job(2)

Management, professional, and related occupations

2,266 100.0 74.2 14.9 10.9

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,252 100.0 72.4 18.2 9.4

Professional and related occupations

1,014 100.0 76.4 10.8 12.8

Service occupations

890 100.0 73.9 14.5 11.7

Sales and office occupations

1,414 100.0 71.2 11.9 16.8

Sales and related occupations

698 100.0 69.7 15.1 15.2

Office and administrative support occupations

716 100.0 72.8 8.8 18.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

620 100.0 68.2 14.4 17.4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

14 100.0 - - -

Construction and extraction occupations

420 100.0 72.6 13.3 14.1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

186 100.0 63.2 14.3 22.5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

948 100.0 63.5 18.9 17.6

Production occupations

508 100.0 59.8 19.1 21.1

Transportation and material moving occupations

441 100.0 67.8 18.7 13.6

Industry and class of worker of lost job(2)

Agriculture and related industries wage and salary workers

36 100.0 - - -

Nonagricultural industries wage and salary workers

6,094 100.0 71.3 14.8 13.9

Private nonagricultural wage and salary workers

5,842 100.0 70.9 15.2 13.9

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

54 100.0 - - -

Construction

544 100.0 68.3 19.2 12.5

Manufacturing

908 100.0 63.6 18.2 18.2

Durable goods manufacturing

576 100.0 62.0 21.0 17.0

Nondurable goods manufacturing

332 100.0 66.3 13.3 20.3

Wholesale and retail trade

1,045 100.0 70.5 12.5 17.0

Transportation and utilities

194 100.0 78.3 14.5 7.2

Information

202 100.0 80.1 7.9 12.0

Financial activities

402 100.0 65.6 19.1 15.3

Professional and business services

975 100.0 71.2 17.7 11.2

Education and health services

632 100.0 76.5 10.7 12.8

Leisure and hospitality

598 100.0 76.7 12.1 11.2

Other services

268 100.0 70.3 20.4 9.4

Government wage and salary workers

252 100.0 79.8 4.5 15.7

(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 occupation, industry or class of worker of lost job, not shown separately.

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. Effective with January 2020 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system into the Current Population Survey. This classification system is derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years. 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