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
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,576 6,562 2,322 2,018 421 365 2,271 1,958

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,488 3,531 1,194 996 183 156 1,282 1,031

On temporary layoff

1,231 1,093 175 150 6 18 340 287

Not on temporary layoff

3,257 2,438 1,019 845 177 138 942 744

Permanent job losers

2,420 1,761 712 539 143 102 695 432

Persons who completed temporary jobs

837 678 307 307 34 36 247 312

Job leavers

593 592 138 158 36 41 143 156

Reentrants

1,871 1,861 728 671 135 122 572 516

New entrants

624 577 261 193 67 46 274 254

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

59.2 53.8 51.4 49.3 43.5 42.7 56.4 52.7

On temporary layoff

16.3 16.7 7.6 7.4 1.5 4.9 15.0 14.7

Not on temporary layoff

43.0 37.2 43.9 41.9 42.0 37.7 41.5 38.0

Job leavers

7.8 9.0 6.0 7.8 8.6 11.3 6.3 8.0

Reentrants

24.7 28.4 31.4 33.3 32.0 33.4 25.2 26.3

New entrants

8.2 8.8 11.2 9.6 15.9 12.7 12.1 13.0

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3.7 2.9 6.5 5.3 2.1 1.7 5.1 4.0

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6

Reentrants

1.5 1.5 3.9 3.6 1.6 1.4 2.3 2.0

New entrants

0.5 0.5 1.4 1.0 0.8 0.5 1.1 1.0

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: February 06, 2015