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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
Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

20,662 18,270 14,283 12,891 10,248 9,039 7,685 7,468 7,210 6,997 6,586 6,226 6,387

On temporary layoff

18,047 15,297 10,606 9,230 6,175 4,624 3,231 2,762 3,039 2,746 2,229 2,026 2,114

Not on temporary layoff

2,615 2,974 3,676 3,662 4,074 4,415 4,454 4,705 4,171 4,251 4,357 4,200 4,273

Permanent job losers

2,029 2,306 2,856 2,843 3,326 3,661 3,620 3,718 3,370 3,503 3,497 3,432 3,529

Persons who completed temporary jobs

586 668 821 818 747 754 834 987 802 749 860 768 744

Job leavers

569 561 571 579 595 808 763 698 743 653 701 777 824

Reentrants

1,506 1,613 2,334 2,315 2,104 2,123 2,017 1,968 2,250 1,963 2,124 2,253 2,072

New entrants

423 539 557 513 549 535 526 551 509 542 582 497 625


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

89.2 87.1 80.5 79.1 75.9 72.3 69.9 69.9 67.3 68.9 65.9 63.8 64.5

On temporary layoff

77.9 72.9 59.8 56.6 45.8 37.0 29.4 25.9 28.4 27.0 22.3 20.8 21.3

Not on temporary layoff

11.3 14.2 20.7 22.5 30.2 35.3 40.5 44.0 38.9 41.9 43.6 43.1 43.1

Job leavers

2.5 2.7 3.2 3.6 4.4 6.5 6.9 6.5 6.9 6.4 7.0 8.0 8.3

Reentrants

6.5 7.7 13.2 14.2 15.6 17.0 18.3 18.4 21.0 19.3 21.3 23.1 20.9

New entrants

1.8 2.6 3.1 3.1 4.1 4.3 4.8 5.2 4.7 5.3 5.8 5.1 6.3


UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF
THE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

13.2 11.5 8.9 8.1 6.4 5.6 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.0

Job leavers

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.0 1.0 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.3

New entrants

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

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: May 07, 2021