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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 2019
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

6,001 100.0 34.8 29.8 35.4 14.3 21.1

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,786 100.0 37.9 30.1 32.0 14.3 17.7

On temporary layoff

823 100.0 57.6 30.8 11.6 8.1 3.6

Not on temporary layoff

1,963 100.0 29.7 29.8 40.5 16.9 23.6

Permanent job losers

1,343 100.0 27.4 29.2 43.3 17.6 25.7

Persons who completed temporary jobs

620 100.0 34.7 30.9 34.4 15.3 19.2

Job leavers

814 100.0 35.8 30.2 33.9 14.4 19.5

Reentrants

1,810 100.0 29.9 28.9 41.2 14.5 26.6

New entrants

591 100.0 33.1 30.7 36.1 13.8 22.4

Men, 20 years and over

2,819 100.0 32.1 29.0 38.9 14.8 24.1

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1,548 100.0 36.7 29.8 33.5 14.5 19.1

On temporary layoff

457 100.0 55.0 31.0 13.9 10.0 3.9

Not on temporary layoff

1,091 100.0 29.0 29.3 41.7 16.3 25.4

Permanent job losers

736 100.0 27.2 29.2 43.7 16.4 27.2

Persons who completed temporary jobs

355 100.0 32.7 29.6 37.6 16.0 21.6

Job leavers

418 100.0 32.3 29.8 37.9 15.0 22.9

Reentrants

708 100.0 24.2 26.9 48.9 15.7 33.2

New entrants

144 100.0 21.5 27.4 51.1 13.6 37.6

Women, 20 years and over

2,435 100.0 34.4 30.0 35.7 14.7 20.9

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1,132 100.0 38.0 30.4 31.5 14.8 16.7

On temporary layoff

324 100.0 59.7 31.8 8.5 5.7 2.8

Not on temporary layoff

807 100.0 29.3 29.9 40.8 18.4 22.3

Permanent job losers

569 100.0 26.5 29.0 44.5 19.9 24.6

Persons who completed temporary jobs

238 100.0 36.1 32.1 31.8 15.1 16.8

Job leavers

344 100.0 37.0 31.3 31.7 14.4 17.2

Reentrants

836 100.0 29.9 29.4 40.7 14.5 26.2

New entrants

123 100.0 23.8 25.4 50.8 16.7 34.1

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

746 100.0 46.1 32.6 21.4 11.2 10.2

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

106 100.0 55.6 29.6 14.8 6.4 8.3

On temporary layoff

42 100.0 68.5 20.4 11.1 5.4 5.7

Not on temporary layoff

64 100.0 47.1 35.7 17.2 7.1 10.0

Permanent job losers

37 100.0 46.1 34.9 19.0 7.1 11.9

Persons who completed temporary jobs

26 100.0 - - - - -

Job leavers

52 100.0 56.3 26.7 17.0 9.6 7.4

Reentrants

265 100.0 45.4 32.8 21.9 11.6 10.3

New entrants

323 100.0 41.9 34.3 23.9 12.8 11.1

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2020