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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
3rd
2018
3rd
2019
3rd
2018
3rd
2019
3rd
2018
3rd
2019
3rd
2018
3rd
2019
3rd
2018
3rd
2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,289 6,075 4,310 4,312 1,327 1,169 335 292 1,285 1,210

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,841 2,706 1,980 1,991 624 470 120 122 566 511

On temporary layoff

827 780 665 632 112 86 20 25 181 152

Not on temporary layoff

2,014 1,926 1,315 1,360 512 384 100 97 385 359

Permanent job losers

1,338 1,340 889 952 313 260 82 72 243 230

Persons who completed temporary jobs

677 586 426 408 199 124 18 24 142 129

Job leavers

877 880 620 635 157 163 59 42 167 158

Reentrants

1,901 1,791 1,307 1,201 388 409 95 75 376 352

New entrants

670 698 402 485 157 126 62 54 177 188

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

45.2 44.5 46.0 46.2 47.0 40.2 35.7 41.6 44.0 42.3

On temporary layoff

13.1 12.8 15.4 14.6 8.4 7.4 5.9 8.6 14.1 12.6

Not on temporary layoff

32.0 31.7 30.5 31.5 38.6 32.9 29.8 33.1 30.0 29.7

Job leavers

13.9 14.5 14.4 14.7 11.8 14.0 17.6 14.3 13.0 13.1

Reentrants

30.2 29.5 30.3 27.8 29.3 35.0 28.2 25.8 29.3 29.1

New entrants

10.7 11.5 9.3 11.2 11.9 10.8 18.5 18.3 13.7 15.6

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 3.0 2.3 1.2 1.2 2.0 1.8

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5

Reentrants

1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.9 2.0 0.9 0.7 1.3 1.2

New entrants

0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 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: October 04, 2019