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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.
2020
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

7,264 3,079 3,044 7,348 4,441 4,002 3,700 3,369 3,095

On temporary layoff

3,124 673 834 3,091 1,206 1,083 1,041 875 812

Not on temporary layoff

4,141 2,406 2,210 4,257 3,234 2,919 2,659 2,493 2,283

Permanent job losers

3,342 1,839 1,622 3,467 2,509 2,243 2,102 1,905 1,703

Persons who completed temporary jobs

798 567 588 790 725 676 557 589 580

Job leavers

706 828 676 756 830 792 845 837 724

Reentrants

2,044 2,010 1,849 2,249 2,446 2,275 2,206 2,154 2,038

New entrants

389 385 395 508 514 491 537 452 513

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

69.8 48.9 51.0 67.7 54.0 52.9 50.8 49.4 48.6

On temporary layoff

30.0 10.7 14.0 28.5 14.7 14.3 14.3 12.8 12.8

Not on temporary layoff

39.8 38.2 37.1 39.2 39.3 38.6 36.5 36.6 35.8

Job leavers

6.8 13.1 11.3 7.0 10.1 10.5 11.6 12.3 11.4

Reentrants

19.7 31.9 31.0 20.7 29.7 30.1 30.3 31.6 32.0

New entrants

3.7 6.1 6.6 4.7 6.2 6.5 7.4 6.6 8.1

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4.5 1.9 1.9 4.6 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9

Job leavers

0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4

Reentrants

1.3 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3

New entrants

0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 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.

Last Modified Date: January 07, 2022