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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-11. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason 2021 2022
July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,907 4,441 4,002 3,700 3,369 3,095 3,220 3,044 2,831 2,839 2,736 2,645 2,547

On temporary layoff

1,212 1,206 1,083 1,041 875 812 959 888 787 853 810 827 791

Not on temporary layoff

3,695 3,234 2,919 2,659 2,493 2,283 2,261 2,156 2,044 1,987 1,927 1,818 1,756

Permanent job losers

2,905 2,509 2,243 2,102 1,905 1,703 1,630 1,583 1,392 1,386 1,386 1,273 1,166

Persons who completed temporary jobs

789 725 676 557 589 580 632 573 652 601 541 545 589

Job leavers

927 830 792 845 837 724 952 963 787 793 764 832 842

Reentrants

2,289 2,446 2,275 2,206 2,154 2,038 1,959 1,947 1,985 1,882 1,943 1,990 1,826

New entrants

468 514 491 537 452 513 433 417 463 515 535 464 460


PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

57.1 54.0 52.9 50.8 49.4 48.6 49.1 47.8 46.7 47.1 45.8 44.6 44.9

On temporary layoff

14.1 14.7 14.3 14.3 12.8 12.8 14.6 13.9 13.0 14.1 13.5 13.9 13.9

Not on temporary layoff

43.0 39.3 38.6 36.5 36.6 35.8 34.5 33.8 33.7 33.0 32.2 30.7 30.9

Job leavers

10.8 10.1 10.5 11.6 12.3 11.4 14.5 15.1 13.0 13.1 12.8 14.0 14.8

Reentrants

26.6 29.7 30.1 30.3 31.6 32.0 29.8 30.6 32.7 31.2 32.5 33.6 32.2

New entrants

5.4 6.2 6.5 7.4 6.6 8.1 6.6 6.6 7.6 8.5 8.9 7.8 8.1


UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF
THE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3.0 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6

Job leavers

0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to total unemployed because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: August 05, 2022