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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
28. 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
2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

9,090 5,854 2,304 1,756 894 529 3,018 1,995

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

6,968 3,546 1,634 1,005 695 294 2,324 1,212

On temporary layoff

4,624 1,176 942 222 493 104 1,547 411

Not on temporary layoff

2,343 2,370 691 783 202 190 777 801

Permanent job losers

1,869 1,902 511 601 152 164 580 622

Persons who completed temporary jobs

474 468 180 182 50 26 197 179

Job leavers

476 560 126 151 39 47 124 154

Reentrants

1,306 1,415 445 500 115 143 417 467

New entrants

341 333 100 100 45 44 153 162

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

76.6 60.6 70.9 57.2 77.7 55.6 77.0 60.8

On temporary layoff

50.9 20.1 40.9 12.6 55.2 19.6 51.3 20.6

Not on temporary layoff

25.8 40.5 30.0 44.6 22.6 35.9 25.8 40.1

Job leavers

5.2 9.6 5.5 8.6 4.4 9.0 4.1 7.7

Reentrants

14.4 24.2 19.3 28.5 12.8 27.1 13.8 23.4

New entrants

3.7 5.7 4.3 5.7 5.0 8.4 5.1 8.1

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

5.6 2.9 8.1 4.9 6.7 2.8 8.0 4.1

Job leavers

0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5

Reentrants

1.0 1.1 2.2 2.4 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.6

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6

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: January 20, 2022