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

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,198 20,662 18,270 14,283 12,891 10,248 9,039 7,685 7,468 7,210 6,997 6,586 6,226

On temporary layoff

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

Not on temporary layoff

2,151 2,615 2,974 3,676 3,662 4,074 4,415 4,454 4,705 4,171 4,251 4,357 4,200

Permanent job losers

1,517 2,029 2,306 2,856 2,843 3,326 3,661 3,620 3,718 3,370 3,503 3,497 3,432

Persons who completed temporary jobs

634 586 668 821 818 747 754 834 987 802 749 860 768

Job leavers

716 569 561 571 579 595 808 763 698 743 653 701 777

Reentrants

1,772 1,506 1,613 2,334 2,315 2,104 2,123 2,017 1,968 2,250 1,963 2,124 2,253

New entrants

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


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

58.2 89.2 87.1 80.5 79.1 75.9 72.3 69.9 69.9 67.3 68.9 65.9 63.8

On temporary layoff

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

Not on temporary layoff

29.8 11.3 14.2 20.7 22.5 30.2 35.3 40.5 44.0 38.9 41.9 43.6 43.1

Job leavers

9.9 2.5 2.7 3.2 3.6 4.4 6.5 6.9 6.5 6.9 6.4 7.0 8.0

Reentrants

24.6 6.5 7.7 13.2 14.2 15.6 17.0 18.3 18.4 21.0 19.3 21.3 23.1

New entrants

7.3 1.8 2.6 3.1 3.1 4.1 4.3 4.8 5.2 4.7 5.3 5.8 5.1


UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF
THE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.6 13.2 11.5 8.9 8.1 6.4 5.6 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.9

Job leavers

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

Reentrants

1.1 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.4

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 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: April 02, 2021