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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-33. 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
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

3,848 3,763 1,309 1,139 314 298 1,169 1,123

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1,711 1,639 573 470 78 109 505 495

On temporary layoff

363 373 111 73 15 7 120 137

Not on temporary layoff

1,348 1,266 462 397 63 102 386 357

Permanent job losers

910 864 291 217 43 64 236 228

Persons who completed temporary jobs

438 402 171 180 20 38 149 130

Job leavers

532 623 116 129 50 61 136 164

Reentrants

1,282 1,154 486 390 119 69 387 341

New entrants

323 347 134 150 67 60 140 123

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

44.5 43.6 43.8 41.3 24.8 36.6 43.2 44.1

On temporary layoff

9.4 9.9 8.5 6.4 4.9 2.3 10.2 12.2

Not on temporary layoff

35.0 33.6 35.3 34.8 19.9 34.3 33.0 31.8

Job leavers

13.8 16.6 8.9 11.3 15.9 20.3 11.6 14.6

Reentrants

33.3 30.7 37.1 34.2 38.0 23.2 33.2 30.4

New entrants

8.4 9.2 10.2 13.2 21.3 20.0 12.0 11.0

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.4 1.3 2.8 2.3 0.8 1.0 1.8 1.7

Job leavers

0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6

Reentrants

1.0 0.9 2.3 1.9 1.2 0.6 1.4 1.2

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 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: November 01, 2019