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
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

5,630 4,904 1,953 1,559 353 367 1,658 1,372

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,793 2,344 900 667 131 171 811 642

On temporary layoff

643 512 102 92 29 7 198 196

Not on temporary layoff

2,150 1,832 798 575 102 164 613 446

Permanent job losers

1,531 1,382 489 383 91 114 385 267

Persons who completed temporary jobs

619 450 309 192 11 50 228 180

Job leavers

528 542 133 123 23 40 143 129

Reentrants

1,755 1,497 662 529 138 106 480 373

New entrants

554 521 258 239 61 51 223 228

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

49.6 47.8 46.1 42.8 37.1 46.6 48.9 46.8

On temporary layoff

11.4 10.4 5.2 5.9 8.1 1.8 12.0 14.3

Not on temporary layoff

38.2 37.4 40.9 36.9 29.0 44.7 37.0 32.5

Job leavers

9.4 11.1 6.8 7.9 6.4 10.8 8.6 9.4

Reentrants

31.2 30.5 33.9 33.9 39.1 28.9 29.0 27.2

New entrants

9.8 10.6 13.2 15.3 17.3 13.8 13.5 16.6

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.3 1.9 4.6 3.4 1.4 1.8 3.1 2.4

Job leavers

0.4 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.4 1.2 3.4 2.7 1.5 1.1 1.8 1.4

New entrants

0.4 0.4 1.3 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.9 0.9

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: June 03, 2016