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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 2017 2018
July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,357 3,497 3,316 3,214 3,149 3,254 3,273 3,279 3,146 2,958 2,854 3,065 3,017

On temporary layoff

1,030 1,030 891 862 950 915 912 878 865 862 803 906 890

Not on temporary layoff

2,327 2,467 2,425 2,352 2,200 2,339 2,361 2,401 2,281 2,096 2,052 2,159 2,127

Permanent job losers

1,669 1,777 1,728 1,688 1,539 1,636 1,652 1,709 1,645 1,418 1,439 1,486 1,455

Persons who completed temporary jobs

658 690 697 664 661 703 709 692 637 678 612 673 672

Job leavers

760 790 737 731 739 715 716 780 864 815 852 811 844

Reentrants

2,086 2,137 2,068 2,001 2,025 2,003 1,958 1,948 1,967 2,009 1,882 2,086 1,799

New entrants

697 653 663 626 697 581 645 704 625 623 571 578 591


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

48.7 49.4 48.9 48.9 47.6 49.7 49.6 48.9 47.7 46.2 46.3 46.9 48.3

On temporary layoff

14.9 14.6 13.1 13.1 14.4 14.0 13.8 13.1 13.1 13.5 13.0 13.9 14.2

Not on temporary layoff

33.7 34.9 35.8 35.8 33.3 35.7 35.8 35.8 34.6 32.7 33.3 33.0 34.0

Job leavers

11.0 11.2 10.9 11.1 11.2 10.9 10.9 11.6 13.1 12.7 13.8 12.4 13.5

Reentrants

30.2 30.2 30.5 30.5 30.6 30.6 29.7 29.0 29.8 31.4 30.6 31.9 28.8

New entrants

10.1 9.2 9.8 9.5 10.5 8.9 9.8 10.5 9.5 9.7 9.3 8.8 9.5


UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.1 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.9

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.1

New entrants

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: August 03, 2021