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Table 8. Total displaced workers(1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2010

Table 8. Total displaced workers(1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2010
                                                                                                         
                                                                Percent distribution by employment status
                                                      Total                                              
                  Characteristic                   (thousands)                                           
                                                                 Total  Employed  Unemployed   Not in the
                                                                                              labor force
                                                                                                         
              Workers who lost jobs                                                                      
                                                                                                         
    Total, 20 years and over......................    15,429     100.0     48.8       36.4        14.8   
20 to 24 years....................................     1,528     100.0     48.6       33.8        17.6   
25 to 54 years....................................    11,178     100.0     51.7       36.6        11.7   
55 to 64 years....................................     2,148     100.0     41.4       38.1        20.5   
65 years and over.................................       575     100.0     20.8       32.6        46.7   
                                                                                                         
    Men, 20 years and over........................     9,380     100.0     49.1       39.3        11.6   
20 to 24 years....................................       960     100.0     47.0       39.3        13.7   
25 to 54 years....................................     6,892     100.0     52.3       39.0         8.8   
55 to 64 years....................................     1,240     100.0     39.5       40.9        19.6   
65 years and over.................................       287     100.0     21.3       40.6        38.1   
                                                                                                         
    Women, 20 years and over......................     6,050     100.0     48.3       32.0        19.7   
20 to 24 years....................................       567     100.0     51.3       24.5        24.2   
25 to 54 years....................................     4,287     100.0     50.7       32.9        16.3   
55 to 64 years....................................       908     100.0     43.9       34.3        21.8   
65 years and over.................................       288     100.0     20.3       24.5        55.2   
                                                                                                         
White.............................................    12,227     100.0     51.0       34.7        14.3   
Black or African American.........................     2,112     100.0     38.6       46.6        14.8   
Asian.............................................       652     100.0     43.6       39.2        17.2   
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity......................     2,546     100.0     49.7       36.6        13.7   
                                                                                                         
               Reason for job loss                                                                       
                                                                                                         
Plant or company closed down or moved.............     4,178     100.0     53.8       30.7        15.5   
Insufficient work.................................     7,765     100.0     44.3       41.2        14.5   
Position or shift abolished.......................     3,487     100.0     52.9       32.6        14.5   
                                                                                                         
            Occupation of lost job (2)                                                                   
                                                                                                         
 Management, professional, and related occupations     3,962     100.0     59.6       29.9        10.5   
   Management, business, and financial operations                                                        
   occupations....................................     1,997     100.0     58.6       30.8        10.6   
   Professional and related occupations...........     1,964     100.0     60.7       28.9        10.4   
 Service occupations..............................     1,747     100.0     49.0       35.1        16.0   
 Sales and office occupations.....................     3,818     100.0     46.2       35.9        17.9   
   Sales and related occupations..................     1,688     100.0     50.4       30.9        18.8   
   Office and administrative support occupations..     2,130     100.0     42.9       39.8        17.2   
 Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                        
   occupations....................................     2,498     100.0     47.5       39.7        12.7   
   Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.....        86     100.0     45.0       38.1        16.8   
   Construction and extraction occupations........     1,766     100.0     47.5       40.6        12.0   
   Installation, maintenance, and repair                                                                 
   occupations....................................       646     100.0     48.0       37.7        14.3   
 Production, transportation, and material moving                                                         
   occupations....................................     2,908     100.0     40.3       42.7        17.0   
   Production occupations.........................     1,668     100.0     40.1       43.2        16.8   
   Transportation and material moving occupations      1,240     100.0     40.7       42.0        17.3   
                                                                                                         
   Industry and class of worker of lost job (2)                                                          
                                                                                                         
Agriculture and related industries wage and salary                                                       
   workers........................................        99     100.0     44.4       41.9        13.7   
Nonagricultural industries wage and salary workers    14,806     100.0     49.2       36.2        14.5   
                                                                                                         
  Private nonagricultural wage and salary workers     14,256     100.0     49.2       36.3        14.4   
        Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas                                                               
   extraction.....................................       140     100.0     60.5       32.0         7.5   
        Construction..............................     2,066     100.0     48.4       39.5        12.1   
        Manufacturing.............................     2,829     100.0     42.2       43.3        14.5   
             Durable goods........................     2,016     100.0     38.9       47.2        13.9   
             Nondurable goods.....................       814     100.0     50.4       33.5        16.1   
        Wholesale and retail trade................     2,263     100.0     46.9       34.8        18.3   
        Transportation and utilities..............       691     100.0     46.2       39.2        14.6   
        Information...............................       379     100.0     43.4       39.8        16.8   
        Financial activities......................     1,112     100.0     55.1       30.5        14.4   
        Professional and business services........     2,034     100.0     53.6       33.7        12.6   
        Education and health services.............     1,156     100.0     58.2       27.7        14.1   
        Leisure and hospitality...................     1,098     100.0     51.0       35.3        13.7   
        Other services............................       480     100.0     53.8       30.3        15.9   
                                                                                                         
  Government wage and salary workers..............       550     100.0     49.5       33.4        17.1   

   1 Data refer to all persons (regardless of years of tenure on lost job) who had lost or left a job
between January 2007 and December 2009 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.
   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.



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