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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
2012
4th
2013
4th
2012
4th
2013
4th
2012
4th
2013
4th
2012
4th
2013
4th
2012
4th
2013

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

11,663 10,343 8,108 7,145 2,485 2,230 496 420 2,375 2,135

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

6,262 5,503 4,549 3,906 1,231 1,118 222 211 1,290 1,162

On temporary layoff

954 1,026 795 813 108 133 17 31 210 258

Not on temporary layoff

5,308 4,477 3,753 3,092 1,123 985 205 180 1,080 904

Permanent job losers

4,095 3,333 2,914 2,324 829 714 176 140 780 626

Persons who completed temporary jobs

1,213 1,144 839 768 294 271 29 40 300 278

Job leavers

970 853 720 643 150 139 33 23 164 134

Reentrants

3,241 2,907 2,118 1,919 783 688 164 133 627 553

New entrants

1,190 1,080 721 677 321 286 77 53 294 285

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

53.7 53.2 56.1 54.7 49.5 50.1 44.8 50.2 54.3 54.4

On temporary layoff

8.2 9.9 9.8 11.4 4.3 5.9 3.3 7.4 8.8 12.1

Not on temporary layoff

45.5 43.3 46.3 43.3 45.2 44.2 41.4 42.8 45.5 42.3

Job leavers

8.3 8.2 8.9 9.0 6.0 6.2 6.7 5.4 6.9 6.3

Reentrants

27.8 28.1 26.1 26.9 31.5 30.8 33.1 31.7 26.4 25.9

New entrants

10.2 10.4 8.9 9.5 12.9 12.8 15.5 12.6 12.4 13.3

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4.0 3.6 3.7 3.2 6.6 6.1 2.7 2.4 5.3 4.7

Job leavers

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.5

Reentrants

2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 4.2 3.7 2.0 1.5 2.6 2.2

New entrants

0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.6 1.2 1.1

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: August 03, 2021