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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
Dec.
2018
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,947 2,561 2,752 2,892 2,864 2,575 2,691 2,804 2,686

On temporary layoff

834 638 873 768 812 729 772 768 807

Not on temporary layoff

2,113 1,923 1,879 2,123 2,052 1,846 1,919 2,036 1,880

Permanent job losers

1,415 1,336 1,296 1,419 1,388 1,318 1,260 1,422 1,295

Persons who completed temporary jobs

698 587 583 704 664 528 659 614 585

Job leavers

775 759 776 827 784 840 846 776 829

Reentrants

1,810 1,599 1,524 1,968 1,785 1,669 1,698 1,663 1,655

New entrants

496 522 452 600 577 673 622 581 551

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

48.9 47.1 50.0 46.0 47.7 44.7 45.9 48.1 46.9

On temporary layoff

13.8 11.7 15.9 12.2 13.5 12.7 13.2 13.2 14.1

Not on temporary layoff

35.0 35.4 34.1 33.8 34.1 32.1 32.8 35.0 32.9

Job leavers

12.9 13.9 14.1 13.2 13.0 14.6 14.4 13.3 14.5

Reentrants

30.0 29.4 27.7 31.3 29.7 29.0 29.0 28.6 28.9

New entrants

8.2 9.6 8.2 9.5 9.6 11.7 10.6 10.0 9.6

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.8 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.1 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 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: January 10, 2020