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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
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,906 13,079 10,347 2,864 20,626 18,291 14,272 12,924 10,307

On temporary layoff

863 9,444 6,206 812 18,063 15,343 10,565 9,225 6,160

Not on temporary layoff

2,042 3,635 4,141 2,052 2,563 2,948 3,707 3,699 4,147

Permanent job losers

1,389 2,862 3,398 1,388 2,000 2,295 2,883 2,877 3,411

Persons who completed temporary jobs

653 773 743 664 563 653 824 823 736

Job leavers

865 614 672 784 570 554 565 571 589

Reentrants

1,801 2,448 2,103 1,785 1,477 1,645 2,356 2,358 2,095

New entrants

631 741 620 577 389 536 563 513 554

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

46.8 77.5 75.3 47.7 89.4 87.0 80.4 79.0 76.1

On temporary layoff

13.9 55.9 45.2 13.5 78.3 73.0 59.5 56.4 45.5

Not on temporary layoff

32.9 21.5 30.1 34.1 11.1 14.0 20.9 22.6 30.6

Job leavers

13.9 3.6 4.9 13.0 2.5 2.6 3.2 3.5 4.4

Reentrants

29.0 14.5 15.3 29.7 6.4 7.8 13.3 14.4 15.5

New entrants

10.2 4.4 4.5 9.6 1.7 2.5 3.2 3.1 4.1

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.8 8.1 6.4 1.7 13.2 11.6 8.9 8.1 6.4

Job leavers

0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

Reentrants

1.1 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.3

New entrants

0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4 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: September 23, 2020