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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
Feb.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Feb.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,300 3,267 3,151 2,863 2,691 2,804 2,686 2,665 2,723

On temporary layoff

1,088 1,109 1,069 828 772 768 807 742 801

Not on temporary layoff

2,212 2,158 2,082 2,036 1,919 2,036 1,880 1,923 1,922

Permanent job losers

1,406 1,403 1,358 1,304 1,260 1,422 1,295 1,289 1,279

Persons who completed temporary jobs

806 755 723 732 659 614 585 634 644

Job leavers

840 830 766 841 846 776 829 836 777

Reentrants

1,908 1,907 1,839 1,902 1,698 1,663 1,655 1,838 1,803

New entrants

577 500 462 619 622 581 551 557 505

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

49.8 50.2 50.7 46.0 45.9 48.1 46.9 45.2 46.9

On temporary layoff

16.4 17.1 17.2 13.3 13.2 13.2 14.1 12.6 13.8

Not on temporary layoff

33.4 33.2 33.5 32.7 32.8 35.0 32.9 32.6 33.1

Job leavers

12.7 12.8 12.3 13.5 14.4 13.3 14.5 14.2 13.4

Reentrants

28.8 29.3 29.6 30.6 29.0 28.6 28.9 31.2 31.0

New entrants

8.7 7.7 7.4 9.9 10.6 10.0 9.6 9.4 8.7

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1

New entrants

0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 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: March 06, 2020