ERIC Number: ED112122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Job Loss and Other Factors Behind the Recent Increase in Unemployment. Report No. 446.
Flaim, Paul O.; Gilroy, Curtis L.
Based on data assembled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the document analyzes the unemployment increase in terms of job leavers, re-entrants and new entrants into the job market, and job losers. The period analyzed runs from the fourth quarter of 1973, to the first three months of 1975. Data breakdown is by sex, race, and age, with the focus primarily on the category of job losers. Men under 56 years of age, with 18 percent of them black, have shown the largest increase in job-loss unemployment. Women account for one-third of job-loss unemployment, with those aged 45 and over showing a larger percentage. Occupational breakdown shows job loss unemployment highest among factory production workers with the relative increase higher for women than men. The increase in job-loss unemployment has been matched by the increase in unemployment insurance benefits drawn by workers under State programs. Unemployment rates for unemployed re-entrants, consisting mainly of women and blacks, rose 46 percent; new entrants, largely youths 16 to 19 years of age and one-fourth of them black, rose 37 percent; and job leavers showed little increase. Four tables and six graphs supplement the document. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.