HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-17. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason Total White Black or African
American
Asian Hispanic or Latino
2nd
2014
2nd
2015
2nd
2014
2nd
2015
2nd
2014
2nd
2015
2nd
2014
2nd
2015
2nd
2014
2nd
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

9,472 8,325 6,465 5,669 2,066 1,865 470 369 1,832 1,699

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,752 3,963 3,345 2,828 960 835 230 145 929 841

On temporary layoff

901 911 718 722 107 115 25 23 179 221

Not on temporary layoff

3,851 3,052 2,627 2,106 854 721 205 123 750 621

Permanent job losers

2,844 2,153 1,952 1,538 608 447 166 99 511 405

Persons who completed temporary jobs

1,006 899 675 569 246 274 39 24 239 216

Job leavers

796 762 589 544 130 132 41 23 104 144

Reentrants

2,791 2,615 1,814 1,699 688 635 132 130 559 493

New entrants

1,133 984 716 597 288 262 67 71 240 220

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

50.2 47.6 51.7 49.9 46.5 44.8 49.0 39.4 50.7 49.5

On temporary layoff

9.5 10.9 11.1 12.7 5.2 6.1 5.4 6.2 9.8 13.0

Not on temporary layoff

40.7 36.7 40.6 37.2 41.3 38.6 43.6 33.2 40.9 36.5

Job leavers

8.4 9.2 9.1 9.6 6.3 7.1 8.8 6.2 5.7 8.5

Reentrants

29.5 31.4 28.1 30.0 33.3 34.1 28.1 35.2 30.5 29.0

New entrants

12.0 11.8 11.1 10.5 13.9 14.1 14.1 19.3 13.1 12.9

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3.0 2.5 2.7 2.3 5.1 4.3 2.6 1.6 3.7 3.2

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.6

Reentrants

1.8 1.7 1.5 1.4 3.7 3.3 1.5 1.4 2.2 1.9

New entrants

0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.5 1.3 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8

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: July 02, 2015