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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
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,982 6,314 3,287 2,976 2,868 2,578 827 759

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,434 2,990 1,970 1,706 1,348 1,173 116 111

On temporary layoff

956 852 531 472 378 332 47 49

Not on temporary layoff

2,479 2,138 1,439 1,234 970 841 70 62

Permanent job losers

1,768 1,455 1,013 826 715 595 40 34

Persons who completed temporary jobs

711 683 426 408 255 246 30 28

Job leavers

778 794 359 381 375 361 44 52

Reentrants

2,079 1,928 815 759 996 912 267 256

New entrants

690 602 142 130 149 132 399 340

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

49.2 47.4 59.9 57.3 47.0 45.5 14.1 14.7

On temporary layoff

13.7 13.5 16.2 15.9 13.2 12.9 5.7 6.4

Not on temporary layoff

35.5 33.9 43.8 41.4 33.8 32.6 8.4 8.2

Job leavers

11.1 12.6 10.9 12.8 13.1 14.0 5.3 6.8

Reentrants

29.8 30.5 24.8 25.5 34.7 35.4 32.3 33.7

New entrants

9.9 9.5 4.3 4.4 5.2 5.1 48.3 44.8

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.1 1.8 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.6 2.0 1.9

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.9

Reentrants

1.3 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.4 1.2 4.5 4.3

New entrants

0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 6.8 5.8

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

 

Last Modified Date: January 18, 2019