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
2017
3rd
2018
3rd
2017
3rd
2018
3rd
2017
3rd
2018
3rd
2017
3rd
2018
3rd
2017
3rd
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,094 6,289 4,798 4,310 1,525 1,327 383 335 1,405 1,285

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,349 2,841 2,313 1,980 680 624 188 120 650 566

On temporary layoff

948 827 743 665 117 112 41 20 188 181

Not on temporary layoff

2,401 2,014 1,570 1,315 563 512 147 100 462 385

Permanent job losers

1,732 1,338 1,134 889 391 313 124 82 311 243

Persons who completed temporary jobs

668 677 436 426 172 199 23 18 151 142

Job leavers

818 877 606 620 138 157 37 59 152 167

Reentrants

2,161 1,901 1,400 1,307 530 388 108 95 440 376

New entrants

766 670 479 402 177 157 49 62 162 177

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

47.2 45.2 48.2 46.0 44.6 47.0 49.0 35.7 46.3 44.0

On temporary layoff

13.4 13.1 15.5 15.4 7.7 8.4 10.7 5.9 13.4 14.1

Not on temporary layoff

33.8 32.0 32.7 30.5 36.9 38.6 38.3 29.8 32.9 30.0

Job leavers

11.5 13.9 12.6 14.4 9.1 11.8 9.8 17.6 10.8 13.0

Reentrants

30.5 30.2 29.2 30.3 34.8 29.3 28.3 28.2 31.4 29.3

New entrants

10.8 10.7 10.0 9.3 11.6 11.9 12.9 18.5 11.5 13.7

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.1 1.7 1.8 1.6 3.4 3.0 1.9 1.2 2.4 2.0

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6

Reentrants

1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 2.6 1.9 1.1 0.9 1.6 1.3

New entrants

0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.6 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: October 05, 2018