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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 2020
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

12,947 100.0 28.6 36.5 34.8 19.4 15.4

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

9,770 100.0 28.1 39.0 32.9 20.2 12.7

On temporary layoff

6,371 100.0 31.2 43.6 25.2 18.3 6.9

Not on temporary layoff

3,399 100.0 22.3 30.4 47.4 23.8 23.6

Permanent job losers

2,655 100.0 21.0 29.8 49.2 24.9 24.3

Persons who completed temporary jobs

744 100.0 26.8 32.2 41.1 20.0 21.1

Job leavers

683 100.0 34.0 28.6 37.3 16.0 21.3

Reentrants

1,969 100.0 28.8 28.4 42.8 17.9 25.0

New entrants

526 100.0 30.7 31.6 37.7 15.3 22.4

Men, 20 years and over

6,118 100.0 27.6 35.4 37.1 19.8 17.2

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,837 100.0 27.9 37.3 34.8 20.4 14.4

On temporary layoff

2,917 100.0 32.2 42.4 25.4 18.2 7.3

Not on temporary layoff

1,920 100.0 21.3 29.7 49.0 23.8 25.2

Permanent job losers

1,480 100.0 20.0 29.2 50.8 25.5 25.4

Persons who completed temporary jobs

440 100.0 25.6 31.6 42.8 18.1 24.7

Job leavers

343 100.0 31.2 29.2 39.5 17.6 21.9

Reentrants

817 100.0 25.6 27.8 46.6 17.9 28.7

New entrants

121 100.0 17.3 25.7 56.9 17.7 39.2

Women, 20 years and over

5,804 100.0 27.5 37.7 34.7 20.1 14.7

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,507 100.0 27.3 40.3 32.4 20.7 11.6

On temporary layoff

3,121 100.0 29.4 44.5 26.0 19.1 6.9

Not on temporary layoff

1,386 100.0 22.5 30.9 46.6 24.3 22.3

Permanent job losers

1,107 100.0 21.4 30.3 48.3 24.6 23.7

Persons who completed temporary jobs

279 100.0 26.9 33.3 39.9 23.1 16.7

Job leavers

296 100.0 34.8 27.6 37.7 15.5 22.2

Reentrants

872 100.0 27.0 28.6 44.5 18.8 25.7

New entrants

130 100.0 22.0 32.2 45.8 16.7 29.0

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

1,025 100.0 41.4 36.4 22.2 13.3 8.8

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

426 100.0 39.2 43.3 17.5 12.8 4.7

On temporary layoff

333 100.0 39.6 45.3 15.1 11.7 3.5

Not on temporary layoff

92 100.0 37.8 36.0 26.1 16.8 9.3

Permanent job losers

68 100.0 35.1 37.9 27.0 16.7 10.3

Persons who completed temporary jobs

25 100.0 - - - - -

Job leavers

44 100.0 51.3 30.8 17.9 7.0 10.8

Reentrants

281 100.0 43.9 29.4 26.7 14.9 11.8

New entrants

275 100.0 40.7 33.9 25.4 13.6 11.8

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, 2021