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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
29. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, sex, age, and duration of unemployment
[Percent distribution]
Reason, sex, and age 2011
Total unemployed Duration of unemployment
Thousands
of persons
Percent Less than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

Total, 16 years and over

13,747 100.0 19.5 21.8 58.8 15.0 43.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

8,106 100.0 19.5 20.5 59.9 14.7 45.2

On temporary layoff

1,230 100.0 52.3 30.3 17.4 10.6 6.8

Not on temporary layoff

6,876 100.0 13.6 18.8 67.6 15.4 52.1

Permanent job losers

5,486 100.0 11.9 17.2 70.9 15.0 55.9

Persons who completed temporary jobs

1,390 100.0 20.6 25.2 54.2 17.1 37.1

Job leavers

956 100.0 22.4 25.0 52.7 16.6 36.1

Reentrants

3,401 100.0 18.0 22.2 59.9 14.9 45.0

New entrants

1,284 100.0 21.1 26.1 52.8 15.9 37.0

Men, 20 years and over

6,898 100.0 18.2 20.3 61.5 15.0 46.5

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,856 100.0 19.3 20.2 60.6 14.9 45.7

On temporary layoff

782 100.0 49.7 31.2 19.1 12.0 7.1

Not on temporary layoff

4,074 100.0 13.4 18.0 68.6 15.5 53.1

Permanent job losers

3,197 100.0 11.5 16.3 72.1 15.1 57.0

Persons who completed temporary jobs

877 100.0 20.3 24.3 55.4 16.7 38.7

Job leavers

464 100.0 19.8 23.7 56.5 17.0 39.4

Reentrants

1,312 100.0 14.6 20.2 65.2 14.8 50.5

New entrants

267 100.0 13.7 17.9 68.4 14.3 54.1

Women, 20 years and over

5,450 100.0 18.2 21.3 60.5 14.8 45.7

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,070 100.0 18.5 20.7 60.8 14.6 46.1

On temporary layoff

397 100.0 55.1 29.7 15.3 8.4 6.9

Not on temporary layoff

2,673 100.0 13.1 19.4 67.5 15.5 52.0

Permanent job losers

2,202 100.0 11.7 17.9 70.4 15.0 55.4

Persons who completed temporary jobs

471 100.0 19.6 26.4 54.1 18.1 35.9

Job leavers

441 100.0 22.4 25.1 52.6 16.5 36.0

Reentrants

1,661 100.0 17.0 21.4 61.7 15.0 46.7

New entrants

279 100.0 16.4 20.9 62.7 12.9 49.8

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

1,400 100.0 30.6 30.9 38.5 15.7 22.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

181 100.0 43.9 27.3 28.8 10.9 18.0

On temporary layoff

51 100.0 70.8 22.0 7.2 5.8 1.4

Not on temporary layoff

129 100.0 33.2 29.4 37.4 12.8 24.5

Permanent job losers

87 100.0 30.9 28.5 40.6 13.0 27.6

Persons who completed temporary jobs

42 100.0 38.0 31.2 30.8 12.6 18.2

Job leavers

52 100.0 44.8 35.9 19.3 12.9 6.4

Reentrants

429 100.0 32.2 31.4 36.3 15.1 21.3

New entrants

739 100.0 25.5 31.1 43.4 17.5 25.9

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

Last Modified Date: March 1, 2012