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.
2017
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

4,446 4,173 1,260 1,257 233 322 1,352 1,255

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,433 2,203 604 526 88 102 742 629

On temporary layoff

853 706 104 87 7 17 250 238

Not on temporary layoff

1,579 1,497 500 439 81 85 492 391

Permanent job losers

1,131 1,053 332 242 64 59 310 228

Persons who completed temporary jobs

449 444 168 196 17 27 182 163

Job leavers

488 494 121 180 41 54 109 152

Reentrants

1,216 1,195 420 430 88 98 385 355

New entrants

309 280 115 121 15 68 116 118

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

54.7 52.8 47.9 41.8 37.9 31.7 54.9 50.1

On temporary layoff

19.2 16.9 8.3 6.9 3.0 5.2 18.5 19.0

Not on temporary layoff

35.5 35.9 39.7 34.9 34.9 26.5 36.4 31.2

Job leavers

11.0 11.8 9.6 14.3 17.6 16.6 8.0 12.2

Reentrants

27.4 28.6 33.4 34.2 38.0 30.5 28.5 28.3

New entrants

6.9 6.7 9.1 9.6 6.6 21.2 8.6 9.4

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.0 1.7 3.0 2.6 0.9 1.0 2.7 2.2

Job leavers

0.4 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5

Reentrants

1.0 0.9 2.1 2.1 0.9 1.0 1.4 1.2

New entrants

0.2 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.4

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 04, 2019