HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-33. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason White Black or
African
American
Asian Hispanic
or Latino
ethnicity
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

5,244 5,090 1,565 1,472 365 253 1,619 1,582

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,785 2,746 724 677 152 103 875 807

On temporary layoff

794 913 122 130 36 22 254 304

Not on temporary layoff

1,990 1,834 602 547 116 82 620 503

Permanent job losers

1,439 1,354 393 378 91 67 420 321

Persons who completed temporary jobs

551 479 209 170 26 15 200 182

Job leavers

536 574 132 181 46 29 156 178

Reentrants

1,488 1,358 521 435 106 84 435 381

New entrants

435 411 188 179 60 37 153 215

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

53.1 54.0 46.3 46.0 41.8 40.8 54.0 51.0

On temporary layoff

15.1 17.9 7.8 8.8 9.9 8.6 15.7 19.2

Not on temporary layoff

38.0 36.0 38.5 37.2 31.9 32.2 38.3 31.8

Job leavers

10.2 11.3 8.5 12.3 12.5 11.5 9.6 11.3

Reentrants

28.4 26.7 33.3 29.6 29.1 33.0 26.8 24.1

New entrants

8.3 8.1 12.0 12.1 16.6 14.8 9.5 13.6

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.3 2.2 3.7 3.4 1.7 1.1 3.3 3.0

Job leavers

0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.7

Reentrants

1.2 1.1 2.7 2.2 1.2 0.9 1.7 1.4

New entrants

0.4 0.3 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.8

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