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
2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,751 6,982 3,675 3,287 3,151 2,868 925 827

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,740 3,434 2,165 1,970 1,461 1,348 113 116

On temporary layoff

966 956 537 531 383 378 45 47

Not on temporary layoff

2,774 2,479 1,628 1,439 1,078 970 68 70

Permanent job losers

1,965 1,768 1,148 1,013 780 715 37 40

Persons who completed temporary jobs

809 711 480 426 298 255 31 30

Job leavers

858 778 388 359 417 375 53 44

Reentrants

2,330 2,079 936 815 1,087 996 307 267

New entrants

823 690 185 142 186 149 453 399

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

48.2 49.2 58.9 59.9 46.4 47.0 12.2 14.1

On temporary layoff

12.5 13.7 14.6 16.2 12.2 13.2 4.9 5.7

Not on temporary layoff

35.8 35.5 44.3 43.8 34.2 33.8 7.3 8.4

Job leavers

11.1 11.1 10.6 10.9 13.2 13.1 5.7 5.3

Reentrants

30.1 29.8 25.5 24.8 34.5 34.7 33.2 32.3

New entrants

10.6 9.9 5.0 4.3 5.9 5.2 48.9 48.3

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.3 2.1 2.6 2.4 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.7

Reentrants

1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.5 1.4 5.2 4.5

New entrants

0.5 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 7.7 6.8

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

 

Last Modified Date: January 19, 2018