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
3rd
2016
3rd
2017
3rd
2016
3rd
2017
3rd
2016
3rd
2017
3rd
2016
3rd
2017
3rd
2016
3rd
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,974 7,094 5,484 4,798 1,681 1,525 389 383 1,565 1,405

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,731 3,349 2,651 2,313 752 680 162 188 758 650

On temporary layoff

953 948 735 743 144 117 39 41 187 188

Not on temporary layoff

2,778 2,401 1,916 1,570 608 563 123 147 570 462

Permanent job losers

1,990 1,732 1,420 1,134 406 391 88 124 352 311

Persons who completed temporary jobs

788 668 495 436 202 172 35 23 218 151

Job leavers

941 818 686 606 157 138 47 37 128 152

Reentrants

2,360 2,161 1,563 1,400 533 530 121 108 456 440

New entrants

943 766 584 479 239 177 60 49 223 162

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

46.8 47.2 48.3 48.2 44.7 44.6 41.6 49.0 48.4 46.3

On temporary layoff

12.0 13.4 13.4 15.5 8.6 7.7 10.0 10.7 12.0 13.4

Not on temporary layoff

34.8 33.8 34.9 32.7 36.2 36.9 31.5 38.3 36.4 32.9

Job leavers

11.8 11.5 12.5 12.6 9.3 9.1 12.0 9.8 8.2 10.8

Reentrants

29.6 30.5 28.5 29.2 31.7 34.8 31.1 28.3 29.2 31.4

New entrants

11.8 10.8 10.6 10.0 14.2 11.6 15.3 12.9 14.2 11.5

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.3 2.1 2.1 1.8 3.8 3.4 1.7 1.9 2.8 2.4

Job leavers

0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6

Reentrants

1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 2.7 2.6 1.2 1.1 1.7 1.6

New entrants

0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 1.2 0.9 0.6 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: October 06, 2017