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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
Aug. to Sept.
2020
July to Aug.
2021
Aug. to Sept.
2021
Aug. to Sept.
2020
Apr. to May
2021
May to June
2021
June to July
2021
July to Aug.
2021
Aug. to Sept.
2021

TOTAL

Flows into employment

Total employment(1)

147,796 153,232 154,026 147,543 151,620 151,602 152,645 153,154 153,680

Employed to employed

139,794 146,276 146,219 140,176 144,638 145,077 145,348 146,150 147,023

Unemployed to employed

3,563 2,370 2,483 3,291 2,308 2,082 2,305 2,239 2,015

Not in labor force to employed

4,403 4,496 5,263 4,038 4,603 4,378 4,903 4,681 4,579

Other inflows to employed(2)

36 90 61 39 70 64 89 84 63

Flows into unemployment

Total unemployment(1)

12,277 8,556 7,366 12,535 9,316 9,484 8,702 8,384 7,674

Employed to unemployed

2,281 1,658 1,444 2,463 1,753 1,780 1,709 1,615 1,471

Unemployed to unemployed

7,406 4,761 4,113 7,471 5,231 5,324 4,906 4,562 4,396

Not in labor force to unemployed

2,570 2,131 1,805 2,581 2,328 2,377 2,079 2,202 1,802

Other inflows to unemployed(2)

20 5 4 21 4 3 8 5 5

Flows into not in labor force

Total not in labor force(1)

100,670 99,823 100,373 100,664 100,275 100,253 100,123 100,074 100,412

Employed to not in labor force

5,113 5,636 5,519 4,602 4,759 4,737 4,349 4,855 4,612

Unemployed to not in labor force

2,770 2,088 1,957 2,778 2,271 1,908 2,260 1,899 1,970

Not in labor force to not in labor force

92,411 91,822 92,540 92,913 92,980 93,316 92,957 93,037 93,478

Other inflows to not in labor force(2)

377 278 357 372 265 292 556 284 352

MEN

Flows into employment

Total employment(1)

78,817 81,670 81,731 78,663 80,062 80,176 80,712 81,100 81,501

Employed to employed

75,184 78,458 78,273 74,984 76,711 76,934 77,220 77,599 78,223

Unemployed to employed

1,630 1,259 1,293 1,692 1,269 1,150 1,150 1,329 1,222

Not in labor force to employed

1,991 1,904 2,140 1,975 2,049 2,053 2,288 2,126 2,030

Other inflows to employed(2)

12 49 26 12 33 40 54 46 26

Flows into unemployment

Total unemployment(1)

6,251 4,404 3,984 6,537 5,148 5,144 4,795 4,584 4,296

Employed to unemployed

1,080 851 885 1,188 1,039 967 917 906 919

Unemployed to unemployed

3,976 2,546 2,199 4,097 2,971 2,986 2,776 2,588 2,435

Not in labor force to unemployed

1,177 1,003 896 1,232 1,135 1,189 1,095 1,086 938

Other inflows to unemployed(2)

19 4 4 20 2 3 8 4 4

Flows into not in labor force

Total not in labor force(1)

41,059 40,496 40,933 40,928 41,159 41,114 40,992 40,886 40,850

Employed to not in labor force

2,421 2,593 2,473 2,016 2,251 2,147 1,927 2,191 1,921

Unemployed to not in labor force

1,281 1,000 910 1,266 1,153 1,012 1,211 878 926

Not in labor force to not in labor force

37,166 36,773 37,352 37,456 37,625 37,821 37,584 37,683 37,810

Other inflows to not in labor force(2)

192 130 197 189 131 135 269 134 193

WOMEN

Flows into employment

Total employment(1)

68,979 71,562 72,295 68,880 71,557 71,426 71,934 72,054 72,179

Employed to employed

64,610 67,818 67,946 65,192 67,927 68,143 68,128 68,550 68,800

Unemployed to employed

1,933 1,111 1,191 1,598 1,040 933 1,155 911 793

Not in labor force to employed

2,412 2,593 3,123 2,063 2,555 2,326 2,615 2,554 2,549

Other inflows to employed(2)

25 40 35 27 36 24 35 38 37

Flows into unemployment

Total unemployment(1)

6,026 4,152 3,382 5,998 4,168 4,340 3,906 3,799 3,378

Employed to unemployed

1,201 807 559 1,275 713 813 792 709 552

Unemployed to unemployed

3,431 2,216 1,914 3,374 2,259 2,338 2,130 1,974 1,961

Not in labor force to unemployed

1,393 1,129 909 1,348 1,193 1,188 984 1,115 864

Other inflows to unemployed(2)

1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 1

Flows into not in labor force

Total not in labor force(1)

59,610 59,327 59,441 59,737 59,116 59,139 59,130 59,188 59,561

Employed to not in labor force

2,692 3,043 3,046 2,585 2,508 2,590 2,422 2,664 2,691

Unemployed to not in labor force

1,489 1,088 1,047 1,512 1,118 896 1,049 1,020 1,044

Not in labor force to not in labor force

55,245 55,049 55,187 55,457 55,355 55,495 55,373 55,354 55,668

Other inflows to not in labor force(2)

185 148 160 183 134 158 286 150 158

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: October 08, 2021