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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
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,001 12,947 2,819 6,118 2,435 5,804 746 1,025

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,786 9,770 1,548 4,837 1,132 4,507 106 426

On temporary layoff

823 6,371 457 2,917 324 3,121 42 333

Not on temporary layoff

1,963 3,399 1,091 1,920 807 1,386 64 92

Permanent job losers

1,343 2,655 736 1,480 569 1,107 37 68

Persons who completed temporary jobs

620 744 355 440 238 279 26 25

Job leavers

814 683 418 343 344 296 52 44

Reentrants

1,810 1,969 708 817 836 872 265 281

New entrants

591 526 144 121 123 130 323 275

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

46.4 75.5 54.9 79.1 46.5 77.6 14.2 41.5

On temporary layoff

13.7 49.2 16.2 47.7 13.3 53.8 5.6 32.5

Not on temporary layoff

32.7 26.3 38.7 31.4 33.2 23.9 8.6 9.0

Job leavers

13.6 5.3 14.8 5.6 14.1 5.1 7.0 4.3

Reentrants

30.2 15.2 25.1 13.3 34.3 15.0 35.5 27.4

New entrants

9.8 4.1 5.1 2.0 5.1 2.2 43.3 26.8

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.7 6.1 1.8 5.9 1.5 6.2 1.8 7.4

Job leavers

0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.9 0.8

Reentrants

1.1 1.2 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.2 4.5 4.9

New entrants

0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 5.5 4.8

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

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2021