Table 8. Total displaced workers (1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2012

Table 8. Total displaced workers (1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2012
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                         
                                                                Percent distribution by employment status
                                                                                                         
                  Characteristic                      Total                                              
                                                                 Total  Employed  Unemployed   Not in the
                                                                                              labor force
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                         
              Workers who lost jobs                                                                      
                                                                                                         
    Total, 20 years and over......................    12,854     100.0     56.9       27.5        15.7   
20 to 24 years....................................     1,118     100.0     54.4       27.2        18.4   
25 to 54 years....................................     9,220     100.0     60.7       27.4        11.9   
55 to 64 years....................................     2,006     100.0     49.2       28.3        22.5   
65 years and over.................................       509     100.0     22.3       27.2        50.5   
                                                                                                         
    Men, 20 years and over........................     7,485     100.0     60.5       26.7        12.8   
20 to 24 years....................................       668     100.0     55.1       30.9        13.9   
25 to 54 years....................................     5,457     100.0     64.5       26.1         9.4   
55 to 64 years....................................     1,092     100.0     53.2       26.6        20.2   
65 years and over.................................       268     100.0     23.0       26.4        50.6   
                                                                                                         
    Women, 20 years and over......................     5,368     100.0     51.7       28.6        19.6   
20 to 24 years....................................       450     100.0     53.3       21.7        25.0   
25 to 54 years....................................     3,763     100.0     55.2       29.1        15.7   
55 to 64 years....................................       915     100.0     44.5       30.3        25.2   
65 years and over.................................       241     100.0     21.5       28.1        50.4   
                                                                                                         
White.............................................    10,166     100.0     58.8       26.6        14.6   
Black or African American.........................     1,686     100.0     47.3       31.8        20.9   
Asian.............................................       493     100.0     54.1       29.7        16.2   
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity......................     2,304     100.0     54.8       30.5        14.7   
                                                                                                         
               Reason for job loss                                                                       
                                                                                                         
Plant or company closed down or moved.............     3,424     100.0     59.7       23.1        17.2   
Insufficient work.................................     6,119     100.0     54.2       29.9        16.0   
Position or shift abolished.......................     3,311     100.0     58.9       27.5        13.5   
                                                                                                         
            Occupation of lost job (2)                                                                   
                                                                                                         
 Management, professional, and related occupations     3,492     100.0     64.7       23.2        12.1   
   Management, business, and financial operations                                                        
    occupations...................................     1,764     100.0     64.0       24.9        11.1   
   Professional and related occupations...........     1,728     100.0     65.5       21.4        13.1   
 Service occupations..............................     1,752     100.0     50.6       30.8        18.7   
 Sales and office occupations.....................     3,179     100.0     52.4       29.5        18.1   
   Sales and related occupations..................     1,424     100.0     54.5       26.9        18.6   
   Office and administrative support occupations..     1,755     100.0     50.7       31.6        17.7   
 Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                        
  occupations.....................................     1,904     100.0     58.3       29.3        12.4   
   Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.....        61     100.0     (3)        (3)         (3)    
   Construction and extraction occupations........     1,297     100.0     55.5       31.5        12.9   
   Installation, maintenance, and repair                                                                 
    occupations...................................       546     100.0     64.4       24.4        11.2   
 Production, transportation, and material moving                                                         
  occupations.....................................     2,159     100.0     55.4       26.7        17.9   
   Production occupations.........................     1,228     100.0     53.3       26.9        19.9   
   Transportation and material moving occupations        931     100.0     58.3       26.5        15.2   
                                                                                                         
   Industry and class of worker of lost job (2)                                                          
                                                                                                         
Agriculture and related industries wage and salary                                                       
 workers..........................................        90     100.0     53.5       35.3        11.1   
Nonagricultural industries wage and salary workers    12,403     100.0     57.0       27.4        15.6   
                                                                                                         
  Private nonagricultural wage and salary workers     11,733     100.0     57.1       27.4        15.5   
        Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas                                                               
         extraction...............................        85     100.0     62.0       22.6        15.5   
        Construction..............................     1,579     100.0     57.8       29.6        12.6   
        Manufacturing.............................     2,024     100.0     58.7       25.4        15.8   
             Durable goods........................     1,437     100.0     57.3       26.3        16.4   
             Nondurable goods.....................       586     100.0     62.3       23.2        14.5   
        Wholesale and retail trade................     1,835     100.0     52.6       29.0        18.4   
        Transportation and utilities..............       559     100.0     62.5       24.5        13.0   
        Information...............................       314     100.0     56.6       28.8        14.6   
        Financial activities......................       792     100.0     57.6       26.5        15.9   
        Professional and business services........     1,676     100.0     57.6       27.6        14.7   
        Education and health services.............     1,193     100.0     58.4       26.1        15.5   
        Leisure and hospitality...................     1,144     100.0     57.6       27.1        15.3   
        Other services............................       512     100.0     54.1       29.5        16.5   
                                                                                                         
  Government wage and salary workers..............       670     100.0     55.8       27.3        16.8   
  
   1 Data refer to all persons (regardless of years of tenure on lost job) who had lost or left a job
between January 2009 and December 2011 because of plant or company closings or moves, insufficient work,
or the abolishment of their positions or shifts.
   2 Total includes a small number of unpaid family workers and persons who did not report occupation,
industry, or class of worker, not shown separately.
   3 Data not shown where base is less than 75,000.
   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.
Beginning with displacement data for January 2012, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010
Census occupational classification system into the Current Population Survey. This classification system
is derived from the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been
revised. Data for 2012 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.



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