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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
2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

9,617 8,296 4,585 3,959 3,926 3,371 1,106 966

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,878 4,063 2,839 2,361 1,899 1,570 140 132

On temporary layoff

1,007 974 583 563 367 362 57 50

Not on temporary layoff

3,871 3,089 2,255 1,798 1,533 1,208 83 83

Permanent job losers

2,812 2,178 1,617 1,240 1,147 888 48 50

Persons who completed temporary jobs

1,059 910 638 558 386 320 35 32

Job leavers

824 819 392 379 388 389 44 51

Reentrants

2,829 2,535 1,109 1,014 1,393 1,220 327 301

New entrants

1,086 879 245 206 245 192 595 481

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

50.7 49.0 61.9 59.6 48.4 46.6 12.7 13.7

On temporary layoff

10.5 11.7 12.7 14.2 9.3 10.7 5.1 5.2

Not on temporary layoff

40.3 37.2 49.2 45.4 39.0 35.8 7.5 8.5

Job leavers

8.6 9.9 8.5 9.6 9.9 11.6 3.9 5.3

Reentrants

29.4 30.6 24.2 25.6 35.5 36.2 29.6 31.2

New entrants

11.3 10.6 5.3 5.2 6.2 5.7 53.8 49.8

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3.1 2.6 3.5 2.9 2.7 2.2 2.5 2.3

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9

Reentrants

1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 2.0 1.7 5.8 5.3

New entrants

0.7 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 10.5 8.4

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 10, 2016