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

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,864 2,575 2,691 2,804 2,686 2,665 2,723 3,946 20,626 18,291 14,272 12,924 10,307

On temporary layoff

812 729 772 768 807 742 801 1,848 18,063 15,343 10,565 9,225 6,160

Not on temporary layoff

2,052 1,846 1,919 2,036 1,880 1,923 1,922 2,099 2,563 2,948 3,707 3,699 4,147

Permanent job losers

1,388 1,318 1,260 1,422 1,295 1,289 1,279 1,456 2,000 2,295 2,883 2,877 3,411

Persons who completed temporary jobs

664 528 659 614 585 634 644 643 563 653 824 823 736

Job leavers

784 840 846 776 829 836 777 727 570 554 565 571 589

Reentrants

1,785 1,669 1,698 1,663 1,655 1,838 1,803 1,778 1,477 1,645 2,356 2,358 2,095

New entrants

577 673 622 581 551 557 505 509 389 536 563 513 554


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

47.7 44.7 45.9 48.1 46.9 45.2 46.9 56.7 89.4 87.0 80.4 79.0 76.1

On temporary layoff

13.5 12.7 13.2 13.2 14.1 12.6 13.8 26.5 78.3 73.0 59.5 56.4 45.5

Not on temporary layoff

34.1 32.1 32.8 35.0 32.9 32.6 33.1 30.2 11.1 14.0 20.9 22.6 30.6

Job leavers

13.0 14.6 14.4 13.3 14.5 14.2 13.4 10.5 2.5 2.6 3.2 3.5 4.4

Reentrants

29.7 29.0 29.0 28.6 28.9 31.2 31.0 25.5 6.4 7.8 13.3 14.4 15.5

New entrants

9.6 11.7 10.6 10.0 9.6 9.4 8.7 7.3 1.7 2.5 3.2 3.1 4.1


UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF
THE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.4 13.2 11.6 8.9 8.1 6.4

Job leavers

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

Reentrants

1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.3

New entrants

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 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: September 04, 2020