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.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

5,508 5,521 1,919 1,673 313 406 1,734 1,524

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,860 2,703 867 735 111 178 865 742

On temporary layoff

751 788 131 129 27 53 204 183

Not on temporary layoff

2,109 1,915 735 606 84 126 661 558

Permanent job losers

1,482 1,425 502 399 66 87 436 350

Persons who completed temporary jobs

627 490 233 207 18 39 225 208

Job leavers

617 737 142 137 36 46 165 136

Reentrants

1,515 1,499 635 542 83 116 471 439

New entrants

515 582 276 260 82 66 232 207

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

51.9 49.0 45.1 43.9 35.4 43.9 49.9 48.7

On temporary layoff

13.6 14.3 6.8 7.7 8.6 13.0 11.8 12.0

Not on temporary layoff

38.3 34.7 38.3 36.2 26.8 30.9 38.1 36.6

Job leavers

11.2 13.4 7.4 8.2 11.7 11.3 9.5 8.9

Reentrants

27.5 27.1 33.1 32.4 26.6 28.5 27.2 28.8

New entrants

9.3 10.5 14.4 15.5 26.3 16.3 13.4 13.6

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.3 2.2 4.5 3.7 1.2 1.8 3.3 2.7

Job leavers

0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5

Reentrants

1.2 1.2 3.3 2.7 0.9 1.2 1.8 1.6

New entrants

0.4 0.5 1.4 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.9 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: September 02, 2016