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Number of permanent job losers at 1.3 million in June 2022

July 13, 2022

The total number of unemployed people was essentially unchanged at 5.9 million in June 2022. The number of permanent job losers (those who are not on temporary layoff) was 1.3 million, the lowest since October 2019. The number of permanent job losers in June 2022 was down from 3.7 million in October 2020.

Number of unemployed people by reason for unemployment, June 2017–June 2022
Month Total unemployed New entrants Persons who completed temporary jobs Job leavers Reentrants Permanent job losers On temporary layoff

Jun 2017

6,873,000 663,000 769,000 801,000 1,979,000 1,708,000 914,000

Jul 2017

6,892,000 678,000 663,000 743,000 2,089,000 1,682,000 1,010,000

Aug 2017

7,082,000 641,000 703,000 802,000 2,118,000 1,747,000 1,011,000

Sep 2017

6,854,000 656,000 685,000 749,000 2,099,000 1,744,000 902,000

Oct 2017

6,700,000 617,000 677,000 742,000 2,037,000 1,667,000 909,000

Nov 2017

6,774,000 703,000 639,000 766,000 2,076,000 1,579,000 987,000

Dec 2017

6,632,000 611,000 675,000 720,000 2,003,000 1,640,000 946,000

Jan 2018

6,505,000 642,000 685,000 718,000 1,964,000 1,684,000 849,000

Feb 2018

6,586,000 682,000 650,000 773,000 1,930,000 1,706,000 869,000

Mar 2018

6,457,000 624,000 644,000 866,000 1,902,000 1,620,000 848,000

Apr 2018

6,448,000 661,000 732,000 803,000 2,035,000 1,469,000 862,000

May 2018

6,188,000 577,000 645,000 850,000 1,890,000 1,438,000 807,000

Jun 2018

6,446,000 545,000 683,000 798,000 2,019,000 1,443,000 947,000

Jul 2018

6,173,000 561,000 683,000 834,000 1,793,000 1,424,000 856,000

Aug 2018

6,167,000 573,000 661,000 887,000 1,841,000 1,303,000 844,000

Sep 2018

6,065,000 572,000 732,000 738,000 1,919,000 1,241,000 834,000

Oct 2018

6,230,000 590,000 713,000 725,000 1,956,000 1,319,000 855,000

Nov 2018

6,132,000 581,000 679,000 707,000 1,933,000 1,343,000 878,000

Dec 2018

6,379,000 620,000 690,000 830,000 1,985,000 1,462,000 780,000

Jan 2019

6,458,000 608,000 706,000 808,000 1,948,000 1,449,000 945,000

Feb 2019

6,122,000 614,000 710,000 839,000 1,872,000 1,354,000 793,000

Mar 2019

6,166,000 627,000 571,000 777,000 1,956,000 1,386,000 876,000

Apr 2019

5,898,000 596,000 677,000 723,000 1,962,000 1,339,000 722,000

May 2019

5,935,000 603,000 523,000 822,000 1,849,000 1,297,000 858,000

Jun 2019

5,906,000 487,000 583,000 896,000 1,806,000 1,316,000 847,000

Jul 2019

5,984,000 586,000 610,000 841,000 1,775,000 1,354,000 820,000

Aug 2019

5,993,000 556,000 659,000 793,000 1,771,000 1,342,000 806,000

Sep 2019

5,766,000 651,000 534,000 834,000 1,678,000 1,246,000 744,000

Oct 2019

5,980,000 604,000 683,000 835,000 1,731,000 1,260,000 816,000

Nov 2019

5,930,000 578,000 609,000 768,000 1,702,000 1,384,000 822,000

Dec 2019

5,861,000 573,000 575,000 830,000 1,673,000 1,381,000 827,000

Jan 2020

5,826,000 556,000 638,000 833,000 1,860,000 1,320,000 623,000

Feb 2020

5,717,000 497,000 627,000 765,000 1,800,000 1,295,000 780,000

Mar 2020

7,165,000 543,000 631,000 708,000 1,750,000 1,527,000 2,076,000

Apr 2020

23,038,000 418,000 609,000 549,000 1,490,000 1,951,000 18,017,000

May 2020

20,940,000 537,000 660,000 545,000 1,636,000 2,339,000 15,292,000

Jun 2020

17,616,000 570,000 812,000 560,000 2,286,000 2,745,000 10,614,000

Jul 2020

16,288,000 526,000 809,000 589,000 2,298,000 2,908,000 9,208,000

Aug 2020

13,532,000 544,000 749,000 616,000 2,057,000 3,331,000 6,140,000

Sep 2020

12,584,000 533,000 757,000 808,000 2,120,000 3,655,000 4,584,000

Oct 2020

11,115,000 517,000 862,000 765,000 2,028,000 3,679,000 3,220,000

Nov 2020

10,777,000 570,000 978,000 688,000 1,985,000 3,655,000 2,809,000

Dec 2020

10,789,000 508,000 790,000 756,000 2,249,000 3,467,000 3,091,000

Jan 2021

10,180,000 545,000 750,000 653,000 1,998,000 3,487,000 2,726,000

Feb 2021

9,992,000 573,000 862,000 706,000 2,138,000 3,483,000 2,264,000

Mar 2021

9,691,000 503,000 756,000 768,000 2,248,000 3,443,000 2,063,000

Apr 2021

9,719,000 595,000 764,000 818,000 2,132,000 3,432,000 2,074,000

May 2021

9,251,000 526,000 773,000 783,000 2,174,000 3,228,000 1,820,000

Jun 2021

9,502,000 499,000 787,000 945,000 2,283,000 3,128,000 1,813,000

Jul 2021

8,671,000 468,000 789,000 927,000 2,289,000 2,905,000 1,212,000

Aug 2021

8,339,000 514,000 725,000 830,000 2,446,000 2,509,000 1,206,000

Sep 2021

7,666,000 491,000 676,000 792,000 2,275,000 2,243,000 1,083,000

Oct 2021

7,375,000 537,000 557,000 845,000 2,206,000 2,102,000 1,041,000

Nov 2021

6,802,000 452,000 589,000 837,000 2,154,000 1,905,000 875,000

Dec 2021

6,319,000 513,000 580,000 724,000 2,038,000 1,703,000 812,000

Jan 2022

6,513,000 433,000 632,000 952,000 1,959,000 1,630,000 959,000

Feb 2022

6,270,000 417,000 573,000 963,000 1,947,000 1,583,000 888,000

Mar 2022

5,952,000 463,000 652,000 787,000 1,985,000 1,392,000 787,000

Apr 2022

5,941,000 515,000 601,000 793,000 1,882,000 1,386,000 853,000

May 2022

5,950,000 535,000 541,000 764,000 1,943,000 1,386,000 810,000

Jun 2022

5,912,000 464,000 545,000 832,000 1,990,000 1,273,000 827,000

In June 2022, the number of job losers on temporary layoff was 827,000, making up about 14 percent of the total unemployed. The recent peak for the number of job losers on temporary layoff was in April 2020, at 18.0 million.

The number of unemployed job leavers was 832,000 in June 2022, little different from its pre-pandemic level in February 2020.

These data are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. See "The Employment Situation — June 2022" to learn more. Also see charts of Employment Situation data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Number of permanent job losers at 1.3 million in June 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/number-of-permanent-job-losers-at-1-3-million-in-june-2022.htm (visited December 08, 2022).