HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-33. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason White Black or
African
American
Asian Hispanic
or Latino
ethnicity
Aug.
2013
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2013
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2013
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2013
Aug.
2014

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,903 6,573 2,507 2,278 441 398 2,308 1,898

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,264 3,298 1,133 1,071 183 189 1,242 906

On temporary layoff

764 826 167 183 25 31 192 218

Not on temporary layoff

3,500 2,471 966 888 159 158 1,050 689

Permanent job losers

2,684 1,810 690 580 144 118 729 470

Persons who completed temporary jobs

815 662 276 308 15 40 321 219

Job leavers

708 710 158 124 29 35 132 138

Reentrants

2,064 1,833 825 782 156 120 603 567

New entrants

867 732 392 301 73 55 330 286

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

54.0 50.2 45.2 47.0 41.6 47.4 53.8 47.7

On temporary layoff

9.7 12.6 6.7 8.0 5.6 7.8 8.3 11.5

Not on temporary layoff

44.3 37.6 38.5 39.0 36.0 39.6 45.5 36.3

Job leavers

9.0 10.8 6.3 5.5 6.5 8.8 5.7 7.3

Reentrants

26.1 27.9 32.9 34.3 35.3 30.1 26.1 29.9

New entrants

11.0 11.1 15.6 13.2 16.6 13.7 14.3 15.1

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3.4 2.7 6.1 5.7 2.1 2.2 5.0 3.6

Job leavers

0.6 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.7 1.5 4.4 4.1 1.8 1.4 2.4 2.2

New entrants

0.7 0.6 2.1 1.6 0.9 0.6 1.3 1.1

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: September 05, 2014