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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 2019 2020
Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,660 2,674 2,744 2,796 2,864 2,575 2,691 2,804 2,686 2,665 2,723 3,946 20,626

On temporary layoff

722 865 805 828 812 729 772 768 807 742 801 1,848 18,063

Not on temporary layoff

1,938 1,810 1,939 1,968 2,052 1,846 1,919 2,036 1,880 1,923 1,922 2,099 2,563

Permanent job losers

1,314 1,300 1,355 1,360 1,388 1,318 1,260 1,422 1,295 1,289 1,279 1,456 2,000

Persons who completed temporary jobs

625 510 585 609 664 528 659 614 585 634 644 643 563

Job leavers

728 809 889 832 784 840 846 776 829 836 777 727 570

Reentrants

1,899 1,850 1,850 1,794 1,785 1,669 1,698 1,663 1,655 1,838 1,803 1,778 1,477

New entrants

535 602 537 597 577 673 622 581 551 557 505 509 389


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

45.7 45.1 45.6 46.5 47.7 44.7 45.9 48.1 46.9 45.2 46.9 56.7 89.4

On temporary layoff

12.4 14.6 13.4 13.8 13.5 12.7 13.2 13.2 14.1 12.6 13.8 26.5 78.3

Not on temporary layoff

33.3 30.5 32.2 32.7 34.1 32.1 32.8 35.0 32.9 32.6 33.1 30.2 11.1

Job leavers

12.5 13.6 14.8 13.8 13.0 14.6 14.4 13.3 14.5 14.2 13.4 10.5 2.5

Reentrants

32.6 31.2 30.7 29.8 29.7 29.0 29.0 28.6 28.9 31.2 31.0 25.5 6.4

New entrants

9.2 10.1 8.9 9.9 9.6 11.7 10.6 10.0 9.6 9.4 8.7 7.3 1.7


UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF
THE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.4 13.2

Job leavers

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

Reentrants

1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9

New entrants

0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2

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 11, 2020