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
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2018
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2018
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2018
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

5,824 4,907 1,569 1,602 367 307 1,781 1,599

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,289 2,742 784 831 124 139 1,007 937

On temporary layoff

1,263 1,049 127 171 50 39 426 366

Not on temporary layoff

2,026 1,693 656 660 75 101 581 571

Permanent job losers

1,497 1,190 476 439 58 71 382 365

Persons who completed temporary jobs

528 503 181 221 16 30 199 206

Job leavers

587 476 180 141 40 55 148 150

Reentrants

1,547 1,324 450 483 112 88 473 357

New entrants

401 365 155 146 91 25 153 156

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

56.5 55.9 50.0 51.9 33.8 45.4 56.5 58.6

On temporary layoff

21.7 21.4 8.1 10.7 13.5 12.6 23.9 22.9

Not on temporary layoff

34.8 34.5 41.8 41.2 20.3 32.8 32.6 35.7

Job leavers

10.1 9.7 11.5 8.8 11.0 17.8 8.3 9.4

Reentrants

26.6 27.0 28.7 30.2 30.4 28.8 26.6 22.3

New entrants

6.9 7.4 9.9 9.1 24.7 8.0 8.6 9.7

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.7 2.2 4.0 4.1 1.3 1.4 3.7 3.4

Job leavers

0.5 0.4 0.9 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.2 1.1 2.3 2.4 1.2 0.9 1.8 1.3

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.2 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: February 02, 2018