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Table A-11. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-11. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Mar.
2020
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,441 7,051 6,448 4,198 7,468 7,210 6,997 6,586 6,226

On temporary layoff

2,223 2,546 2,202 2,047 2,762 3,039 2,746 2,229 2,026

Not on temporary layoff

2,219 4,505 4,246 2,151 4,705 4,171 4,251 4,357 4,200

Permanent job losers

1,559 3,547 3,462 1,517 3,718 3,370 3,503 3,497 3,432

Persons who completed temporary jobs

660 958 784 634 987 802 749 860 768

Job leavers

695 706 754 716 698 743 653 701 777

Reentrants

1,784 2,183 2,295 1,772 1,968 2,250 1,963 2,124 2,253

New entrants

449 546 407 526 551 509 542 582 497

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

60.3 67.2 65.1 58.2 69.9 67.3 68.9 65.9 63.8

On temporary layoff

30.2 24.3 22.2 28.4 25.9 28.4 27.0 22.3 20.8

Not on temporary layoff

30.1 43.0 42.9 29.8 44.0 38.9 41.9 43.6 43.1

Job leavers

9.4 6.7 7.6 9.9 6.5 6.9 6.4 7.0 8.0

Reentrants

24.2 20.8 23.2 24.6 18.4 21.0 19.3 21.3 23.1

New entrants

6.1 5.2 4.1 7.3 5.2 4.7 5.3 5.8 5.1

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.7 4.4 4.0 2.6 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.9

Job leavers

0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5

Reentrants

1.1 1.4 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.4

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3

NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to total unemployed in table A-1 because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: April 02, 2021