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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-11. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason 2020 2021
Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept.

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

9,039 7,685 7,468 7,210 6,997 6,586 6,226 6,387 5,841 5,787 4,960 4,468 4,065

On temporary layoff

4,624 3,231 2,762 3,039 2,746 2,229 2,026 2,114 1,823 1,811 1,239 1,252 1,124

Not on temporary layoff

4,415 4,454 4,705 4,171 4,251 4,357 4,200 4,273 4,019 3,976 3,721 3,217 2,941

Permanent job losers

3,661 3,620 3,718 3,370 3,503 3,497 3,432 3,529 3,234 3,187 2,930 2,487 2,251

Persons who completed temporary jobs

754 834 987 802 749 860 768 744 785 789 791 730 689

Job leavers

808 763 698 743 653 701 777 824 778 942 930 822 788

Reentrants

2,123 2,017 1,968 2,250 1,963 2,124 2,253 2,072 2,149 2,298 2,287 2,487 2,289

New entrants

535 526 551 509 542 582 497 625 525 494 463 512 490


PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

72.3 69.9 69.9 67.3 68.9 65.9 63.8 64.5 62.9 60.8 57.4 53.9 53.3

On temporary layoff

37.0 29.4 25.9 28.4 27.0 22.3 20.8 21.3 19.6 19.0 14.3 15.1 14.7

Not on temporary layoff

35.3 40.5 44.0 38.9 41.9 43.6 43.1 43.1 43.2 41.8 43.1 38.8 38.5

Job leavers

6.5 6.9 6.5 6.9 6.4 7.0 8.0 8.3 8.4 9.9 10.8 9.9 10.3

Reentrants

17.0 18.3 18.4 21.0 19.3 21.3 23.1 20.9 23.1 24.1 26.5 30.0 30.0

New entrants

4.3 4.8 5.2 4.7 5.3 5.8 5.1 6.3 5.7 5.2 5.4 6.2 6.4


UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF
THE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

5.6 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.1 2.8 2.5

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.3 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to total unemployed 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: October 08, 2021