Table 8. Total displaced workers (1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2016

Table 8. Total displaced workers (1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2016
(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......................     7,440     100.0     66.5       16.9        16.5   
20 to 24 years....................................       708     100.0     62.5       20.2        17.3   
25 to 54 years....................................     4,972     100.0     71.3       17.1        11.5   
55 to 64 years....................................     1,386     100.0     61.0       16.6        22.5   
65 years and over.................................       374     100.0     30.8        9.7        59.4   
                                                                                                         
    Men, 20 years and over........................     4,242     100.0     68.4       16.7        14.8   
20 to 24 years....................................       441     100.0     62.4       20.5        17.1   
25 to 54 years....................................     2,833     100.0     73.2       17.2         9.6   
55 to 64 years....................................       761     100.0     64.6       14.7        20.6   
65 years and over.................................       206     100.0     29.4        9.3        61.3   
                                                                                                         
    Women, 20 years and over......................     3,199     100.0     64.0       17.2        18.7   
20 to 24 years....................................       267     100.0     62.7       19.6        17.6   
25 to 54 years....................................     2,139     100.0     68.9       17.0        14.1   
55 to 64 years....................................       625     100.0     56.5       18.8        24.7   
65 years and over.................................       168     100.0     32.5       10.3        57.2   
                                                                                                         
White.............................................     5,673     100.0     68.1       15.3        16.6   
Black or African American.........................     1,155     100.0     59.9       25.3        14.8   
Asian.............................................       309     100.0     63.4       19.6        17.0   
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity......................     1,219     100.0     68.0       15.9        16.1   
                                                                                                         
               Reason for job loss                                                                       
                                                                                                         
Plant or company closed down or moved.............     2,350     100.0     67.0       15.5        17.5   
Insufficient work.................................     2,839     100.0     66.1       18.4        15.6   
Position or shift abolished.......................     2,252     100.0     66.7       16.7        16.6   
                                                                                                         
            Occupation of lost job (2)                                                                   
                                                                                                         
 Management, professional, and related occupations     2,470     100.0     71.5       13.6        14.9   
   Management, business, and financial operations                                                        
    occupations...................................     1,149     100.0     71.0       16.0        13.0   
   Professional and related occupations...........     1,320     100.0     71.9       11.6        16.6   
 Service occupations..............................       949     100.0     65.8       15.7        18.5   
 Sales and office occupations.....................     1,794     100.0     64.7       16.2        19.1   
   Sales and related occupations..................       759     100.0     66.2       15.9        17.9   
   Office and administrative support occupations..     1,035     100.0     63.6       16.4        19.9   
 Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                        
  occupations.....................................       878     100.0     67.3       21.3        11.4   
   Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.....        22     100.0      (3)        (3)         (3)   
   Construction and extraction occupations........       567     100.0     68.8       20.5        10.8   
   Installation, maintenance, and repair                                                                 
    occupations...................................       289     100.0     66.3       22.7        11.1   
 Production, transportation, and material moving                                                         
  occupations.....................................     1,082     100.0     63.1       20.0        16.9   
   Production occupations.........................       567     100.0     63.6       20.4        16.0   
   Transportation and material moving occupations        515     100.0     62.5       19.7        17.8   
                                                                                                         
   Industry and class of worker of lost job (2)                                                          
                                                                                                         
Agriculture and related industries wage and salary                                                       
 workers..........................................        26     100.0      (3)        (3)         (3)   
Nonagricultural industries wage and salary workers     7,107     100.0     67.2       16.5        16.4   
                                                                                                         
  Private nonagricultural wage and salary workers      6,771     100.0     67.1       16.5        16.4   
        Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas                                                               
   extraction.....................................       190     100.0     62.5       24.4        13.0   
        Construction..............................       605     100.0     72.7       16.4        10.9   
        Manufacturing.............................     1,055     100.0     65.6       16.4        18.0   
             Durable goods........................       665     100.0     65.6       15.7        18.7   
             Nondurable goods.....................       390     100.0     65.6       17.6        16.8   
        Wholesale and retail trade................     1,081     100.0     62.7       17.1        20.2   
        Transportation and utilities..............       292     100.0     62.7       14.7        22.6   
        Information...............................       260     100.0     68.4       20.4        11.2   
        Financial activities......................       555     100.0     67.6       18.6        13.8   
        Professional and business services........     1,005     100.0     73.0       12.2        14.9   
        Education and health services.............       800     100.0     68.6       17.2        14.2   
        Leisure and hospitality...................       614     100.0     62.5       17.9        19.6   
        Other services............................       308     100.0     66.9       15.4        17.7   
                                                                                                         
  Government wage and salary workers..............       337     100.0     68.5       14.8        16.6   

   1 Data refer to all persons (regardless of years of tenure on lost job) who had lost or left a job
between January 2013 and December 2015 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.



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