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
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

8,296 7,751 3,959 3,675 3,371 3,151 966 925

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,063 3,740 2,361 2,165 1,570 1,461 132 113

On temporary layoff

974 966 563 537 362 383 50 45

Not on temporary layoff

3,089 2,774 1,798 1,628 1,208 1,078 83 68

Permanent job losers

2,178 1,965 1,240 1,148 888 780 50 37

Persons who completed temporary jobs

910 809 558 480 320 298 32 31

Job leavers

819 858 379 388 389 417 51 53

Reentrants

2,535 2,330 1,014 936 1,220 1,087 301 307

New entrants

879 823 206 185 192 186 481 453

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

49.0 48.2 59.6 58.9 46.6 46.4 13.7 12.2

On temporary layoff

11.7 12.5 14.2 14.6 10.7 12.2 5.2 4.9

Not on temporary layoff

37.2 35.8 45.4 44.3 35.8 34.2 8.5 7.3

Job leavers

9.9 11.1 9.6 10.6 11.6 13.2 5.3 5.7

Reentrants

30.6 30.1 25.6 25.5 36.2 34.5 31.2 33.2

New entrants

10.6 10.6 5.2 5.0 5.7 5.9 49.8 48.9

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.6 2.3 2.9 2.6 2.2 2.0 2.3 1.9

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.9

Reentrants

1.6 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.7 1.5 5.3 5.2

New entrants

0.6 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 8.4 7.7

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 8, 2017