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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
2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,314 6,001 2,976 2,819 2,578 2,435 759 746

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,990 2,786 1,706 1,548 1,173 1,132 111 106

On temporary layoff

852 823 472 457 332 324 49 42

Not on temporary layoff

2,138 1,963 1,234 1,091 841 807 62 64

Permanent job losers

1,455 1,343 826 736 595 569 34 37

Persons who completed temporary jobs

683 620 408 355 246 238 28 26

Job leavers

794 814 381 418 361 344 52 52

Reentrants

1,928 1,810 759 708 912 836 256 265

New entrants

602 591 130 144 132 123 340 323

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

47.4 46.4 57.3 54.9 45.5 46.5 14.7 14.2

On temporary layoff

13.5 13.7 15.9 16.2 12.9 13.3 6.4 5.6

Not on temporary layoff

33.9 32.7 41.4 38.7 32.6 33.2 8.2 8.6

Job leavers

12.6 13.6 12.8 14.8 14.0 14.1 6.8 7.0

Reentrants

30.5 30.2 25.5 25.1 35.4 34.3 33.7 35.5

New entrants

9.5 9.8 4.4 5.1 5.1 5.1 44.8 43.3

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.8 1.7 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.9 1.8

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.9

Reentrants

1.2 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.2 1.1 4.3 4.5

New entrants

0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 5.8 5.5

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

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2020