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
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,616 6,279 2,240 1,966 528 369 2,183 1,875

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,377 3,439 1,200 896 204 160 1,140 1,028

On temporary layoff

1,117 1,114 145 127 15 30 252 341

Not on temporary layoff

3,259 2,324 1,055 769 189 129 889 687

Permanent job losers

2,396 1,680 709 472 150 95 625 444

Persons who completed temporary jobs

864 644 346 297 40 35 263 243

Job leavers

571 638 131 160 63 37 139 139

Reentrants

1,982 1,669 664 688 176 123 661 494

New entrants

686 534 245 223 84 50 243 213

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

57.5 54.8 53.6 45.6 38.7 43.3 52.2 54.8

On temporary layoff

14.7 17.7 6.5 6.5 2.8 8.2 11.5 18.2

Not on temporary layoff

42.8 37.0 47.1 39.1 35.9 35.1 40.7 36.6

Job leavers

7.5 10.2 5.9 8.1 11.9 10.0 6.4 7.4

Reentrants

26.0 26.6 29.6 35.0 33.4 33.2 30.3 26.3

New entrants

9.0 8.5 10.9 11.3 16.0 13.5 11.1 11.4

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3.6 2.8 6.5 4.7 2.3 1.8 4.6 4.0

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.5

Reentrants

1.6 1.4 3.6 3.6 2.0 1.4 2.6 1.9

New entrants

0.6 0.4 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.6 1.0 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: March 06, 2015