HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-17. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason Total White Black or African
American
Asian Hispanic or Latino
1st
2017
1st
2018
1st
2017
1st
2018
1st
2017
1st
2018
1st
2017
1st
2018
1st
2017
1st
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,774 6,984 5,409 4,827 1,605 1,475 340 304 1,611 1,517

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,119 3,661 2,966 2,615 820 716 136 157 864 834

On temporary layoff

1,317 1,170 1,076 942 122 126 38 42 330 300

Not on temporary layoff

2,802 2,490 1,890 1,673 699 590 98 115 534 533

Permanent job losers

2,030 1,750 1,401 1,210 475 387 80 89 351 341

Persons who completed temporary jobs

771 740 489 463 223 204 18 25 183 192

Job leavers

815 780 569 537 162 156 31 38 157 158

Reentrants

2,149 1,962 1,464 1,299 459 457 100 83 420 370

New entrants

691 581 411 376 164 147 73 26 170 155

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

53.0 52.4 54.8 54.2 51.1 48.5 40.0 51.5 53.7 55.0

On temporary layoff

16.9 16.8 19.9 19.5 7.6 8.5 11.2 13.7 20.5 19.8

Not on temporary layoff

36.0 35.7 34.9 34.7 43.5 40.0 28.7 37.8 33.2 35.2

Job leavers

10.5 11.2 10.5 11.1 10.1 10.5 9.2 12.4 9.7 10.4

Reentrants

27.6 28.1 27.1 26.9 28.6 31.0 29.3 27.4 26.1 24.4

New entrants

8.9 8.3 7.6 7.8 10.2 10.0 21.6 8.7 10.6 10.2

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.6 2.3 2.4 2.1 4.1 3.5 1.4 1.6 3.2 3.0

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6

Reentrants

1.3 1.2 1.2 1.0 2.3 2.3 1.0 0.8 1.5 1.3

New entrants

0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.3 0.6 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: April 06, 2018