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
2nd
2016
2nd
2017
2nd
2016
2nd
2017
2nd
2016
2nd
2017
2nd
2016
2nd
2017
2nd
2016
2nd
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,588 6,792 5,216 4,603 1,627 1,468 356 339 1,489 1,293

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,572 3,248 2,577 2,281 699 679 153 134 689 621

On temporary layoff

839 765 679 607 111 99 18 17 206 175

Not on temporary layoff

2,733 2,483 1,898 1,674 588 580 136 117 483 446

Permanent job losers

1,956 1,731 1,402 1,188 383 362 97 101 294 306

Persons who completed temporary jobs

776 752 496 486 205 217 39 16 189 139

Job leavers

784 749 560 539 133 133 42 41 123 150

Reentrants

2,287 2,059 1,488 1,342 535 457 107 110 427 387

New entrants

946 737 591 441 260 199 54 54 250 136

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

47.1 47.8 49.4 49.5 43.0 46.2 43.1 39.5 46.3 48.0

On temporary layoff

11.1 11.3 13.0 13.2 6.8 6.7 4.9 5.0 13.9 13.5

Not on temporary layoff

36.0 36.6 36.4 36.4 36.1 39.5 38.1 34.4 32.4 34.4

Job leavers

10.3 11.0 10.7 11.7 8.2 9.1 11.8 12.2 8.3 11.6

Reentrants

30.1 30.3 28.5 29.2 32.9 31.1 30.0 32.5 28.7 30.0

New entrants

12.5 10.8 11.3 9.6 16.0 13.6 15.2 15.8 16.8 10.5

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.2 2.0 2.1 1.8 3.6 3.4 1.6 1.4 2.6 2.3

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1 2.7 2.3 1.1 1.1 1.6 1.4

New entrants

0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 1.3 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.5

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: July 07, 2017