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Table 1. Unemployment insurance (UI) benefit applicants and recipients among unemployed persons who had worked in the past 12 months by selected characteristics, 2018

Table 1. Unemployment insurance (UI) benefit applicants and recipients among unemployed persons who had worked in the past 12 months by selected characteristics, 2018
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Unemployed who
worked in the past
12 months (1)
UI benefit applicants Did not
apply for UI
benefits
Total Percent of
unemployed
UI benefit recipients
Total Percent of
UI benefit
applicants
Percent of
unemployed

Age

Total, 16 years and over

3,711 947 25.5 623 65.8 16.8 2,727

16 to 24 years

1,053 71 6.8 34 - 3.2 977

25 to 54 years

2,070 657 31.7 418 63.6 20.2 1,386

55 years and over

587 219 37.2 171 78.3 29.2 363

Sex

Men

2,046 559 27.3 370 66.2 18.1 1,466

Women

1,665 388 23.3 253 65.1 15.2 1,261

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White

2,635 701 26.6 476 67.9 18.1 1,909

Black or African American

704 166 23.5 100 60.5 14.2 536

Asian

158 36 22.6 18 - 11.5 120

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

821 196 23.8 116 59.1 14.1 618

Disability status

With a disability

239 61 25.4 41 - 17.3 177

With no disability

3,472 887 25.5 582 65.6 16.8 2,549

Foreign born status

Foreign born

511 138 27.0 89 64.7 17.5 367

Native born

3,200 809 25.3 534 65.9 16.7 2,359

Reason for unemployment

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,109 801 38.0 555 69.4 26.3 1,291

Job leavers

708 69 9.7 25 - 3.5 631

Reentrants

893 78 8.7 43 54.8 4.8 805

Duration of unemployment

Less than 5 weeks

1,579 261 16.5 109 41.7 6.9 1,310

5 to 14 weeks

1,114 302 27.1 209 69.2 18.8 805

15 to 26 weeks

652 248 38.1 199 80.0 30.5 390

27 weeks and over

366 136 37.1 106 78.4 29.0 222

Certification and licensing status

With a certification or license

505 165 32.6 117 70.8 23.1 339

Without a certification or license

3,205 783 24.4 506 64.7 15.8 2,388

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

2,657 876 33.0 589 67.3 22.2 1,749

Less than a high school diploma

321 69 21.5 36 - 11.1 252

High school graduates, no college (2)

859 255 29.7 169 66.1 19.6 587

Some college or associate degree

766 271 35.3 174 64.3 22.7 486

Bachelor's degree and higher (3)

711 281 39.6 211 74.9 29.6 424

(1) Includes a relatively small number of persons who did not provide information about applying for UI benefits, not shown separately.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Estimates are an average of data collected in May and September 2018. Data exclude unemployed persons with no previous work experience and those who last worked more than 12 months prior to the survey. However, all unemployed persons expecting to be recalled from temporary layoff are included, regardless of whether they worked in the 12 months prior to the survey. 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. 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: November 07, 2019