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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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Labor force status flows by sex [Numbers in thousands]
Labor force flows Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Mar. to Apr.
2020
Feb. to Mar.
2021
Mar. to Apr.
2021
Mar. to Apr.
2020
Nov. to Dec.
2020
Dec. to Jan.
2021
Jan. to Feb.
2021
Feb. to Mar.
2021
Mar. to Apr.
2021

TOTAL

Flows into employment

Total employment(1)

133,326 150,493 151,160 133,370 149,830 150,031 150,239 150,848 151,176

Employed to employed

128,706 144,012 144,234 128,688 142,881 143,194 143,524 144,121 144,159

Unemployed to employed

1,576 2,310 2,597 1,254 2,431 2,596 2,494 2,257 2,284

Not in labor force to employed

2,990 4,155 4,303 3,369 4,452 4,219 4,187 4,452 4,703

Other inflows to employed(2)

53 16 26 59 66 22 34 19 30

Flows into unemployment

Total unemployment(1)

22,504 9,905 9,220 23,109 10,736 10,130 9,972 9,710 9,812

Employed to unemployed

17,217 1,683 1,825 17,467 2,266 1,991 1,943 1,804 2,076

Unemployed to unemployed

3,151 5,881 5,254 3,347 5,950 5,878 5,607 5,519 5,433

Not in labor force to unemployed

2,127 2,331 2,120 2,284 2,515 2,252 2,408 2,378 2,276

Other inflows to unemployed(2)

9 9 21 10 5 10 13 9 26

Flows into not in labor force

Total not in labor force(1)

104,066 100,606 100,723 103,418 100,663 100,690 100,708 100,445 100,115

Employed to not in labor force

9,218 3,799 4,375 9,356 4,636 4,342 4,529 4,288 4,554

Unemployed to not in labor force

2,642 2,293 2,050 2,581 2,345 2,241 2,027 2,195 1,990

Not in labor force to not in labor force

91,901 94,219 93,962 91,182 93,378 93,805 93,888 93,675 93,246

Other inflows to not in labor force(2)

305 295 336 298 304 303 264 287 325

MEN

Flows into employment

Total employment(1)

71,810 79,188 79,965 71,892 79,481 79,714 79,666 79,681 80,017

Employed to employed

69,426 75,855 76,296 69,705 76,104 76,288 76,410 76,439 76,523

Unemployed to employed

898 1,390 1,528 564 1,419 1,446 1,304 1,242 1,203

Not in labor force to employed

1,463 1,936 2,132 1,598 1,925 1,962 1,946 1,993 2,280

Other inflows to employed(2)

23 6 10 26 33 18 6 7 10

Flows into unemployment

Total unemployment(1)

11,010 5,540 5,146 11,274 5,694 5,434 5,395 5,236 5,394

Employed to unemployed

8,103 974 1,033 8,207 1,111 1,059 1,128 975 1,139

Unemployed to unemployed

1,897 3,444 3,007 1,960 3,333 3,242 3,081 3,147 3,060

Not in labor force to unemployed

1,005 1,114 1,086 1,102 1,246 1,125 1,175 1,105 1,169

Other inflows to unemployed(2)

5 9 20 6 3 9 12 9 26

Flows into not in labor force

Total not in labor force(1)

42,887 41,538 41,204 42,541 41,192 41,043 41,163 41,349 40,905

Employed to not in labor force

4,250 2,009 1,811 4,376 2,037 1,961 2,153 2,238 1,972

Unemployed to not in labor force

1,324 1,064 1,002 1,286 1,141 994 1,048 1,005 970

Not in labor force to not in labor force

37,161 38,322 38,206 36,730 37,867 37,927 37,821 37,968 37,786

Other inflows to not in labor force(2)

152 144 185 148 148 160 141 138 177

WOMEN

Flows into employment

Total employment(1)

61,516 71,305 71,195 61,478 70,350 70,316 70,572 71,167 71,159

Employed to employed

59,280 68,157 67,938 58,983 66,777 66,905 67,114 67,682 67,636

Unemployed to employed

677 919 1,069 691 1,012 1,150 1,190 1,015 1,081

Not in labor force to employed

1,527 2,219 2,171 1,771 2,527 2,257 2,241 2,458 2,423

Other inflows to employed(2)

31 10 16 33 34 4 28 12 19

Flows into unemployment

Total unemployment(1)

11,494 4,365 4,073 11,834 5,042 4,696 4,577 4,474 4,418

Employed to unemployed

9,114 710 792 9,261 1,154 932 816 829 938

Unemployed to unemployed

1,254 2,438 2,247 1,387 2,617 2,636 2,526 2,372 2,372

Not in labor force to unemployed

1,122 1,217 1,034 1,182 1,269 1,127 1,234 1,273 1,107

Other inflows to unemployed(2)

4 0 1 4 2 1 1 0 1

Flows into not in labor force

Total not in labor force(1)

61,179 59,067 59,519 60,877 59,471 59,648 59,545 59,096 59,210

Employed to not in labor force

4,968 1,790 2,564 4,980 2,599 2,381 2,376 2,051 2,582

Unemployed to not in labor force

1,317 1,229 1,048 1,295 1,204 1,246 979 1,190 1,019

Not in labor force to not in labor force

54,740 55,898 55,756 54,452 55,510 55,878 56,067 55,707 55,460

Other inflows to not in labor force(2)

153 151 151 150 157 143 123 149 148

Footnotes
(1) Total shown for measure in the second month.
(2) Includes persons just turning 16 and adjustments to estimated population totals.

NOTE: Data may not sum to totals due to rounding.
SOURCE: Research series from the Current Population Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Last Modified Date: May 07, 2021