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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
27. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason Total,
16 years
and over
Men,
20 years
and over
Women,
20 years
and over
Both sexes,
16 to 19
years
2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

14,825 13,747 7,763 6,898 5,534 5,450 1,528 1,400

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

9,250 8,106 5,773 4,856 3,257 3,070 220 181

On temporary layoff

1,431 1,230 946 782 416 397 68 51

Not on temporary layoff

7,819 6,876 4,827 4,074 2,840 2,673 152 129

Permanent job losers

6,404 5,486 3,905 3,197 2,396 2,202 104 87

Persons who completed temporary jobs

1,415 1,390 922 877 444 471 48 42

Job leavers

889 956 433 464 413 441 42 52

Reentrants

3,466 3,401 1,346 1,312 1,633 1,661 487 429

New entrants

1,220 1,284 211 267 231 279 778 739

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

62.4 59.0 74.4 70.4 58.8 56.3 14.4 12.9

On temporary layoff

9.6 8.9 12.2 11.3 7.5 7.3 4.5 3.7

Not on temporary layoff

52.7 50.0 62.2 59.1 51.3 49.0 10.0 9.2

Job leavers

6.0 7.0 5.6 6.7 7.5 8.1 2.8 3.7

Reentrants

23.4 24.7 17.3 19.0 29.5 30.5 31.9 30.6

New entrants

8.2 9.3 2.7 3.9 4.2 5.1 50.9 52.8

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

6.0 5.3 7.3 6.1 4.7 4.5 3.7 3.2

Job leavers

0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.9

Reentrants

2.3 2.2 1.7 1.7 2.4 2.4 8.2 7.5

New entrants

0.8 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 13.2 12.9

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

Last Modified Date: March 1, 2012