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Table 8. Total displaced workers (1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2014

Table 8. Total displaced workers (1) by selected characteristics and employment status in January 2014
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                         
                                                                Percent distribution by employment status
                                                                                                         
                  Characteristic                      Total                                              
                                                                 Total  Employed  Unemployed   Not in the
                                                                                              labor force
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                         
              Workers who lost jobs                                                                      
                                                                                                         
    Total, 20 years and over......................     9,529     100.0     60.8       23.5        15.7   
20 to 24 years....................................       912     100.0     58.5       30.3        11.1   
25 to 54 years....................................     6,661     100.0     65.7       22.1        12.2   
55 to 64 years....................................     1,530     100.0     50.1       27.2        22.7   
65 years and over.................................       426     100.0     27.1       18.2        54.7   
                                                                                                         
    Men, 20 years and over........................     5,496     100.0     62.8       25.0        12.2   
20 to 24 years....................................       548     100.0     59.3       33.1         7.6   
25 to 54 years....................................     3,862     100.0     67.4       23.6         9.0   
55 to 64 years....................................       831     100.0     53.1       29.5        17.4   
65 years and over.................................       255     100.0     32.9       13.4        53.7   
                                                                                                         
    Women, 20 years and over......................     4,033     100.0     58.1       21.6        20.3   
20 to 24 years....................................       364     100.0     57.3       26.2        16.5   
25 to 54 years....................................     2,798     100.0     63.5       20.1        16.5   
55 to 64 years....................................       699     100.0     46.6       24.5        29.0   
65 years and over.................................       171     100.0     18.6       25.2        56.2   
                                                                                                         
White.............................................     7,483     100.0     62.2       21.9        15.9   
Black or African American.........................     1,260     100.0     53.9       34.2        12.0   
Asian.............................................       425     100.0     56.6       22.4        21.0   
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity......................     1,768     100.0     62.0       24.2        13.8   
                                                                                                         
               Reason for job loss                                                                       
                                                                                                         
Plant or company closed down or moved.............     2,845     100.0     63.4       20.6        16.0   
Insufficient work.................................     4,169     100.0     58.0       26.5        15.5   
Position or shift abolished.......................     2,515     100.0     62.4       22.0        15.6   
                                                                                                         
            Occupation of lost job (2)                                                                   
                                                                                                         
 Management, professional, and related occupations     2,706     100.0     69.6       17.2        13.2   
   Management, business, and financial operations                                                        
   occupations....................................     1,265     100.0     67.6       19.2        13.3   
   Professional and related occupations...........     1,441     100.0     71.4       15.5        13.1   
 Service occupations..............................     1,339     100.0     60.4       22.4        17.2   
 Sales and office occupations.....................     2,366     100.0     56.0       27.7        16.3   
   Sales and related occupations..................     1,047     100.0     58.4       25.7        15.9   
   Office and administrative support occupations..     1,319     100.0     54.1       29.4        16.6   
 Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                        
   occupations....................................     1,250     100.0     62.6       23.8        13.6   
   Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.....        74     100.0     (3)        (3)         (3)    
   Construction and extraction occupations........       872     100.0     63.1       23.0        13.9   
   Installation, maintenance, and repair                                                                 
   occupations....................................       304     100.0     62.5       28.2         9.3   
 Production, transportation, and material moving                                                         
   occupations....................................     1,487     100.0     55.2       27.3        17.5   
   Production occupations.........................       830     100.0     55.0       27.2        17.8   
   Transportation and material moving occupations        656     100.0     55.4       27.4        17.2   
                                                                                                         
   Industry and class of worker of lost job (2)                                                          
                                                                                                         
Agriculture and related industries wage and salary                                                       
   workers........................................        87     100.0     51.8       23.4        24.8   
Nonagricultural industries wage and salary workers     9,043     100.0     61.7       23.1        15.2   
                                                                                                         
  Private nonagricultural wage and salary workers      8,540     100.0     61.5       23.3        15.2   
        Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas                                                               
         extraction...............................       127     100.0     59.5       25.4        15.1   
        Construction..............................     1,034     100.0     63.3       22.1        14.7   
        Manufacturing.............................     1,364     100.0     61.9       23.3        14.7   
             Durable goods........................       872     100.0     64.2       22.3        13.5   
             Nondurable goods.....................       492     100.0     57.8       25.2        17.0   
        Wholesale and retail trade................     1,309     100.0     57.6       27.5        14.8   
        Transportation and utilities..............       377     100.0     66.9       19.0        14.1   
        Information...............................       249     100.0     66.8       23.2         9.9   
        Financial activities......................       617     100.0     62.1       21.2        16.6   
        Professional and business services........     1,249     100.0     59.4       24.4        16.2   
        Education and health services.............     1,017     100.0     63.0       22.2        14.7   
        Leisure and hospitality...................       858     100.0     64.5       20.0        15.5   
        Other services............................       332     100.0     52.9       27.1        20.0   
                                                                                                         
  Government wage and salary workers..............       503     100.0     65.1       20.1        14.8   

   1 Data refer to all persons (regardless of years of tenure on lost job) who had lost or left a job
between January 2011 and December 2013 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, not shown separately.
   3 Data not shown where base is less than 75,000.
   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.
Beginning with displacement data for January 2012, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010
Census occupational classification system into the Current Population Survey. This classification system
is derived from the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been
revised. Data for 2012 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.



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Last Modified Date: August 26, 2014
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