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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

16,713 6,180 3,177 1,932 1,418 571 5,126 2,189

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

15,317 4,180 2,689 1,224 1,312 371 4,671 1,499

On temporary layoff

13,490 1,398 2,335 294 1,146 140 4,026 515

Not on temporary layoff

1,827 2,782 354 930 166 231 645 984

Permanent job losers

1,470 2,330 257 750 110 189 487 812

Persons who completed temporary jobs

357 452 97 180 56 42 158 172

Job leavers

351 553 88 158 33 22 93 153

Reentrants

852 1,168 366 450 55 155 284 395

New entrants

192 279 34 101 17 24 77 141

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

91.6 67.6 84.6 63.3 92.6 64.9 91.1 68.5

On temporary layoff

80.7 22.6 73.5 15.2 80.9 24.5 78.5 23.5

Not on temporary layoff

10.9 45.0 11.2 48.1 11.7 40.4 12.6 44.9

Job leavers

2.1 9.0 2.8 8.2 2.3 3.8 1.8 7.0

Reentrants

5.1 18.9 11.5 23.3 3.9 27.1 5.5 18.1

New entrants

1.2 4.5 1.1 5.2 1.2 4.2 1.5 6.4

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

12.7 3.4 13.8 6.0 13.3 3.6 16.8 5.1

Job leavers

0.3 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.5

Reentrants

0.7 0.9 1.9 2.2 0.6 1.5 1.0 1.4

New entrants

0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 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: May 07, 2021