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
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

5,090 4,446 1,472 1,260 253 233 1,582 1,352

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,746 2,433 677 604 103 88 807 742

On temporary layoff

913 853 130 104 22 7 304 250

Not on temporary layoff

1,834 1,579 547 500 82 81 503 492

Permanent job losers

1,354 1,131 378 332 67 64 321 310

Persons who completed temporary jobs

479 449 170 168 15 17 182 182

Job leavers

574 488 181 121 29 41 178 109

Reentrants

1,358 1,216 435 420 84 88 381 385

New entrants

411 309 179 115 37 15 215 116

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

54.0 54.7 46.0 47.9 40.8 37.9 51.0 54.9

On temporary layoff

17.9 19.2 8.8 8.3 8.6 3.0 19.2 18.5

Not on temporary layoff

36.0 35.5 37.2 39.7 32.2 34.9 31.8 36.4

Job leavers

11.3 11.0 12.3 9.6 11.5 17.6 11.3 8.0

Reentrants

26.7 27.4 29.6 33.4 33.0 38.0 24.1 28.5

New entrants

8.1 6.9 12.1 9.1 14.8 6.6 13.6 8.6

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.2 2.0 3.4 3.0 1.1 0.9 3.0 2.7

Job leavers

0.5 0.4 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.4

Reentrants

1.1 1.0 2.2 2.1 0.9 0.9 1.4 1.4

New entrants

0.3 0.2 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.8 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 05, 2018