Table 2. Long-tenured displaced workers (1) by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and reason for job loss, January 2018

Table 2. Long-tenured displaced workers(1) by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and reason for job loss, January 2018
(Numbers in thousands)
Characteristic Total Percent distribution by reason for job loss
Total Plant or company
closed down or
moved
Insufficient work Position or shift
abolished

Total

Total, 20 years and over

2,981 100.0 36.7 26.3 37.0

20 to 24 years

73 100.0 - - -

25 to 54 years

1,759 100.0 36.4 28.6 35.0

55 to 64 years

798 100.0 35.9 20.3 43.8

65 years and over

351 100.0 37.1 28.9 33.9

Men

Total, 20 years and over

1,681 100.0 33.0 31.8 35.2

20 to 24 years

33 100.0 - - -

25 to 54 years

988 100.0 31.9 35.3 32.8

55 to 64 years

483 100.0 37.1 22.2 40.6

65 years and over

176 100.0 32.1 35.9 32.0

Women

Total, 20 years and over

1,301 100.0 41.4 19.4 39.3

20 to 24 years

40 100.0 - - -

25 to 54 years

771 100.0 42.1 20.0 37.9

55 to 64 years

315 100.0 34.1 17.3 48.6

65 years and over

175 100.0 42.2 21.9 35.9

White

Total, 20 years and over

2,435 100.0 36.4 26.6 37.0

Men

1,390 100.0 33.3 32.1 34.7

Women

1,045 100.0 40.6 19.4 40.0

Black or African American

Total, 20 years and over

285 100.0 33.2 30.3 36.4

Men

139 100.0 26.2 33.1 40.6

Women

146 100.0 39.9 27.6 32.5

Asian

Total, 20 years and over

157 100.0 46.5 14.2 39.3

Men

83 100.0 39.9 21.8 38.3

Women

74 100.0 - - -

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total, 20 years and over

404 100.0 52.0 28.0 20.0

Men

238 100.0 53.5 33.4 13.1

Women

167 100.0 49.8 20.3 29.9

(1) Data refer to persons who had 3 or more years of tenure on a job they had lost or left between January 2015 and December 2017 because of plant or company closings or moves, insufficient work, or the abolishment of their positions or shifts.

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. Data not shown where base is less than 75,000.

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Last Modified Date: August 28, 2018