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
4th
2015
4th
2016
4th
2015
4th
2016
4th
2015
4th
2016
4th
2015
4th
2016
4th
2015
4th
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,571 7,228 5,124 5,020 1,703 1,570 343 290 1,616 1,526

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,676 3,430 2,597 2,501 781 660 151 125 803 731

On temporary layoff

804 837 627 673 106 106 35 24 207 225

Not on temporary layoff

2,872 2,593 1,970 1,827 675 554 116 100 596 506

Permanent job losers

2,051 1,853 1,433 1,330 451 368 88 78 401 326

Persons who completed temporary jobs

820 740 538 498 224 186 28 23 195 181

Job leavers

785 918 538 637 132 186 44 42 151 184

Reentrants

2,349 2,189 1,537 1,468 594 514 96 88 475 425

New entrants

761 691 452 414 196 209 52 35 187 187

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

48.6 47.5 50.7 49.8 45.9 42.0 44.0 43.0 49.7 47.9

On temporary layoff

10.6 11.6 12.2 13.4 6.2 6.7 10.3 8.4 12.8 14.7

Not on temporary layoff

37.9 35.9 38.5 36.4 39.6 35.3 33.7 34.6 36.9 33.2

Job leavers

10.4 12.7 10.5 12.7 7.7 11.9 12.9 14.6 9.4 12.0

Reentrants

31.0 30.3 30.0 29.2 34.9 32.8 27.9 30.3 29.4 27.8

New entrants

10.1 9.6 8.8 8.2 11.5 13.3 15.2 12.0 11.6 12.2

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 4.0 3.3 1.7 1.3 3.1 2.7

Job leavers

0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.7

Reentrants

1.5 1.4 1.2 1.2 3.1 2.6 1.1 0.9 1.8 1.6

New entrants

0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 1.0 1.1 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.7

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: January 06, 2017