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
2014
4th
2015
4th
2014
4th
2015
4th
2014
4th
2015
4th
2014
4th
2015
4th
2014
4th
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

8,547 7,571 5,668 5,124 1,993 1,703 407 343 1,664 1,616

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,177 3,676 2,902 2,597 880 781 185 151 799 803

On temporary layoff

834 804 662 627 109 106 22 35 190 207

Not on temporary layoff

3,343 2,872 2,240 1,970 771 675 163 116 609 596

Permanent job losers

2,388 2,051 1,633 1,433 526 451 128 88 383 401

Persons who completed temporary jobs

955 820 607 538 245 224 36 28 226 195

Job leavers

792 785 537 538 159 132 39 44 148 151

Reentrants

2,647 2,349 1,718 1,537 674 594 120 96 501 475

New entrants

932 761 512 452 281 196 64 52 216 187

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

48.9 48.6 51.2 50.7 44.1 45.9 45.5 44.0 48.0 49.7

On temporary layoff

9.8 10.6 11.7 12.2 5.5 6.2 5.4 10.3 11.4 12.8

Not on temporary layoff

39.1 37.9 39.5 38.5 38.7 39.6 40.1 33.7 36.6 36.9

Job leavers

9.3 10.4 9.5 10.5 8.0 7.7 9.5 12.9 8.9 9.4

Reentrants

31.0 31.0 30.3 30.0 33.8 34.9 29.4 27.9 30.1 29.4

New entrants

10.9 10.1 9.0 8.8 14.1 11.5 15.7 15.2 13.0 11.6

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.7 2.3 2.4 2.1 4.6 4.0 2.1 1.7 3.1 3.1

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6

Reentrants

1.7 1.5 1.4 1.2 3.5 3.1 1.4 1.1 2.0 1.8

New entrants

0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7

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 08, 2016