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
2016
1st
2017
1st
2016
1st
2017
1st
2016
1st
2017
1st
2016
1st
2017
1st
2016
1st
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

8,215 7,774 5,661 5,409 1,742 1,605 359 340 1,612 1,611

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,227 4,119 3,007 2,966 840 820 143 136 876 864

On temporary layoff

1,234 1,317 999 1,076 129 122 22 38 317 330

Not on temporary layoff

2,993 2,802 2,008 1,890 711 699 121 98 559 534

Permanent job losers

2,063 2,030 1,423 1,401 431 475 94 80 352 351

Persons who completed temporary jobs

930 771 585 489 280 223 27 18 207 183

Job leavers

789 815 576 569 139 162 40 31 123 157

Reentrants

2,485 2,149 1,629 1,464 593 459 118 100 454 420

New entrants

714 691 448 411 170 164 57 73 159 170

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

51.5 53.0 53.1 54.8 48.2 51.1 39.9 40.0 54.3 53.7

On temporary layoff

15.0 16.9 17.6 19.9 7.4 7.6 6.2 11.2 19.7 20.5

Not on temporary layoff

36.4 36.0 35.5 34.9 40.8 43.5 33.7 28.7 34.7 33.2

Job leavers

9.6 10.5 10.2 10.5 8.0 10.1 11.3 9.2 7.6 9.7

Reentrants

30.2 27.6 28.8 27.1 34.1 28.6 32.9 29.3 28.1 26.1

New entrants

8.7 8.9 7.9 7.6 9.8 10.2 15.9 21.6 9.9 10.6

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.7 2.6 2.4 2.4 4.3 4.1 1.5 1.4 3.3 3.2

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.6

Reentrants

1.6 1.3 1.3 1.2 3.1 2.3 1.3 1.0 1.7 1.5

New entrants

0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.8 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 07, 2017