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Table 8. Total displaced workers (1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2018

Table 8. Total displaced workers(1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2018
(Numbers in thousands)
Characteristic Total Percent distribution by employment status
Total Employed Unemployed Not in the
labor force

Workers who lost jobs

Total, 20 years and over

6,825 100.0 67.8 16.1 16.1

20 to 24 years

717 100.0 73.1 12.3 14.7

25 to 54 years

4,377 100.0 73.0 16.6 10.5

55 to 64 years

1,236 100.0 60.8 17.1 22.1

65 years and over

494 100.0 31.5 15.0 53.5

Men, 20 years and over

4,025 100.0 68.9 16.7 14.4

20 to 24 years

439 100.0 73.3 13.3 13.4

25 to 54 years

2,549 100.0 73.2 18.4 8.4

55 to 64 years

772 100.0 62.9 14.8 22.3

65 years and over

264 100.0 38.0 11.1 50.8

Women, 20 years and over

2,800 100.0 66.1 15.2 18.6

20 to 24 years

278 100.0 72.7 10.5 16.7

25 to 54 years

1,828 100.0 72.7 14.0 13.4

55 to 64 years

464 100.0 57.3 21.0 21.7

65 years and over

230 100.0 24.0 19.4 56.6

White

5,277 100.0 67.8 15.2 16.9

Black or African American

929 100.0 62.2 23.8 13.9

Asian

316 100.0 69.7 12.2 18.2

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

1,135 100.0 64.4 22.3 13.3

Reason for job loss

Plant or company closed down or moved

2,121 100.0 70.1 12.3 17.7

Insufficient work

2,616 100.0 67.3 17.0 15.7

Position or shift abolished

2,087 100.0 66.0 18.8 15.2

Occupation of lost job(2)

Management, professional, and related occupations

2,209 100.0 73.5 13.1 13.4

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,134 100.0 73.5 15.1 11.4

Professional and related occupations

1,075 100.0 73.4 11.1 15.5

Service occupations

928 100.0 66.4 14.8 18.8

Sales and office occupations

1,626 100.0 63.4 18.9 17.7

Sales and related occupations

760 100.0 70.1 12.5 17.4

Office and administrative support occupations

866 100.0 57.5 24.5 18.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

803 100.0 70.0 15.2 14.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

71 100.0 - - -

Construction and extraction occupations

542 100.0 73.3 14.7 11.9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

190 100.0 66.7 14.6 18.7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,012 100.0 65.6 15.1 19.3

Production occupations

554 100.0 70.7 13.4 15.9

Transportation and material moving occupations

459 100.0 59.4 17.1 23.5

Industry and class of worker of lost job(2)

Agriculture and related industries wage and salary workers

77 100.0 56.3 11.2 32.5

Nonagricultural industries wage and salary workers

6,508 100.0 68.3 15.7 16.1

Private nonagricultural wage and salary workers

6,287 100.0 68.2 15.7 16.1

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

152 100.0 60.4 10.3 29.2

Construction

625 100.0 70.9 17.9 11.2

Manufacturing

924 100.0 67.2 16.5 16.3

Durable goods manufacturing

603 100.0 68.9 14.2 17.0

Nondurable goods manufacturing

322 100.0 64.0 20.9 15.1

Wholesale and retail trade

1,051 100.0 66.4 13.3 20.4

Transportation and utilities

249 100.0 70.7 16.6 12.7

Information

176 100.0 63.8 27.2 9.0

Financial activities

440 100.0 68.1 18.8 13.1

Professional and business services

1,044 100.0 65.0 19.3 15.8

Education and health services

722 100.0 71.8 13.1 15.1

Leisure and hospitality

641 100.0 69.9 10.6 19.5

Other services

238 100.0 76.0 11.3 12.8

Government wage and salary workers

221 100.0 70.7 14.2 15.1

(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.
(2) Total includes a small number of unpaid family workers and persons who did not report occupation, industry or class of worker of lost job, not shown separately.

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