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
4th
2013
4th
2014
4th
2013
4th
2014
4th
2013
4th
2014
4th
2013
4th
2014
4th
2013
4th
2014

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

10,343 8,547 7,145 5,668 2,230 1,993 420 407 2,135 1,664

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

5,503 4,177 3,906 2,902 1,118 880 211 185 1,162 799

On temporary layoff

1,026 834 813 662 133 109 31 22 258 190

Not on temporary layoff

4,477 3,343 3,092 2,240 985 771 180 163 904 609

Permanent job losers

3,333 2,388 2,324 1,633 714 526 140 128 626 383

Persons who completed temporary jobs

1,144 955 768 607 271 245 40 36 278 226

Job leavers

853 792 643 537 139 159 23 39 134 148

Reentrants

2,907 2,647 1,919 1,718 688 674 133 120 553 501

New entrants

1,080 932 677 512 286 281 53 64 285 216

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

53.2 48.9 54.7 51.2 50.1 44.1 50.2 45.5 54.4 48.0

On temporary layoff

9.9 9.8 11.4 11.7 5.9 5.5 7.4 5.4 12.1 11.4

Not on temporary layoff

43.3 39.1 43.3 39.5 44.2 38.7 42.8 40.1 42.3 36.6

Job leavers

8.2 9.3 9.0 9.5 6.2 8.0 5.4 9.5 6.3 8.9

Reentrants

28.1 31.0 26.9 30.3 30.8 33.8 31.7 29.4 25.9 30.1

New entrants

10.4 10.9 9.5 9.0 12.8 14.1 12.6 15.7 13.3 13.0

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3.6 2.7 3.2 2.4 6.1 4.6 2.4 2.1 4.7 3.1

Job leavers

0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6

Reentrants

1.9 1.7 1.6 1.4 3.7 3.5 1.5 1.4 2.2 2.0

New entrants

0.7 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.5 1.5 0.6 0.7 1.1 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: January 09, 2015