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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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
2020
1st
2021
1st
2020
1st
2021
1st
2020
1st
2021
1st
2020
1st
2021
1st
2020
1st
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,697 10,414 4,605 7,233 1,372 2,006 341 615 1,595 2,571

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,620 7,055 2,657 5,021 632 1,297 158 378 933 1,805

On temporary layoff

1,467 2,654 1,196 2,018 132 326 69 174 463 726

Not on temporary layoff

2,153 4,401 1,461 3,003 500 971 89 204 470 1,079

Permanent job losers

1,440 3,531 1,036 2,416 292 751 52 190 264 852

Persons who completed temporary jobs

712 870 425 586 208 220 37 14 206 227

Job leavers

764 704 525 500 156 135 54 39 153 109

Reentrants

1,843 2,172 1,151 1,399 475 490 91 154 388 504

New entrants

471 483 273 312 109 84 38 44 121 154

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

54.0 67.7 57.7 69.4 46.1 64.7 46.3 61.4 58.5 70.2

On temporary layoff

21.9 25.5 26.0 27.9 9.6 16.3 20.2 28.3 29.0 28.2

Not on temporary layoff

32.1 42.3 31.7 41.5 36.4 48.4 26.0 33.1 29.5 42.0

Job leavers

11.4 6.8 11.4 6.9 11.3 6.7 16.0 6.3 9.6 4.2

Reentrants

27.5 20.9 25.0 19.3 34.6 24.4 26.7 25.1 24.3 19.6

New entrants

7.0 4.6 5.9 4.3 8.0 4.2 11.1 7.2 7.6 6.0

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.2 4.4 2.1 4.1 3.1 6.4 1.5 3.6 3.2 6.2

Job leavers

0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4

Reentrants

1.1 1.4 0.9 1.1 2.3 2.4 0.9 1.5 1.3 1.7

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 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: April 02, 2021