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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-17. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason Total White Black or African
American
Asian Hispanic or Latino
4th
2018
4th
2019
4th
2018
4th
2019
4th
2018
4th
2019
4th
2018
4th
2019
4th
2018
4th
2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

5,817 5,485 3,979 3,792 1,248 1,128 306 276 1,231 1,182

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,685 2,551 1,939 1,830 541 494 84 108 571 592

On temporary layoff

680 659 546 526 96 85 16 25 185 189

Not on temporary layoff

2,005 1,892 1,393 1,304 446 409 68 83 386 403

Permanent job losers

1,325 1,283 948 915 272 257 48 58 230 252

Persons who completed temporary jobs

680 609 445 389 173 152 20 25 155 152

Job leavers

740 798 514 555 140 147 44 56 139 145

Reentrants

1,863 1,614 1,231 1,090 445 361 103 67 386 316

New entrants

528 522 296 317 122 127 75 45 135 129

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

46.2 46.5 48.7 48.3 43.4 43.8 27.4 39.1 46.4 50.1

On temporary layoff

11.7 12.0 13.7 13.9 7.7 7.5 5.4 8.9 15.0 16.0

Not on temporary layoff

34.5 34.5 35.0 34.4 35.7 36.3 22.1 30.2 31.3 34.1

Job leavers

12.7 14.5 12.9 14.6 11.2 13.0 14.2 20.3 11.3 12.3

Reentrants

32.0 29.4 30.9 28.7 35.6 32.0 33.7 24.3 31.3 26.7

New entrants

9.1 9.5 7.4 8.4 9.8 11.3 24.6 16.2 11.0 10.9

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.7 1.6 1.5 1.4 2.6 2.4 0.8 1.0 2.0 2.0

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9 2.2 1.7 1.0 0.6 1.3 1.1

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.4

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 10, 2020