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.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,668 2,907 3,298 3,627 3,497 3,316 3,214 3,149 3,254

On temporary layoff

1,117 807 1,010 1,019 1,030 891 862 950 915

Not on temporary layoff

2,550 2,100 2,288 2,608 2,467 2,425 2,352 2,200 2,339

Permanent job losers

1,863 1,483 1,604 1,903 1,777 1,728 1,688 1,539 1,636

Persons who completed temporary jobs

687 617 684 705 690 697 664 661 703

Job leavers

842 757 673 896 790 737 731 739 715

Reentrants

2,003 1,978 1,827 2,202 2,137 2,068 2,001 2,025 2,003

New entrants

657 644 480 791 653 663 626 697 581

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

51.2 46.2 52.5 48.3 49.4 48.9 48.9 47.6 49.7

On temporary layoff

15.6 12.8 16.1 13.6 14.6 13.1 13.1 14.4 14.0

Not on temporary layoff

35.6 33.4 36.4 34.7 34.9 35.8 35.8 33.3 35.7

Job leavers

11.7 12.0 10.7 11.9 11.2 10.9 11.1 11.2 10.9

Reentrants

27.9 31.5 29.1 29.3 30.2 30.5 30.5 30.6 30.6

New entrants

9.2 10.2 7.7 10.5 9.2 9.8 9.5 10.5 8.9

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.3 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4

Reentrants

1.3 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2

New entrants

0.4 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

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

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Last Modified Date: January 05, 2018