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

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,674 2,744 2,796 2,864 2,575 2,691 2,804 2,686 2,665 2,723 3,946 20,626 18,291

On temporary layoff

865 805 828 812 729 772 768 807 742 801 1,848 18,063 15,343

Not on temporary layoff

1,810 1,939 1,968 2,052 1,846 1,919 2,036 1,880 1,923 1,922 2,099 2,563 2,948

Permanent job losers

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

Persons who completed temporary jobs

510 585 609 664 528 659 614 585 634 644 643 563 653

Job leavers

809 889 832 784 840 846 776 829 836 777 727 570 554

Reentrants

1,850 1,850 1,794 1,785 1,669 1,698 1,663 1,655 1,838 1,803 1,778 1,477 1,645

New entrants

602 537 597 577 673 622 581 551 557 505 509 389 536


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

45.1 45.6 46.5 47.7 44.7 45.9 48.1 46.9 45.2 46.9 56.7 89.4 87.0

On temporary layoff

14.6 13.4 13.8 13.5 12.7 13.2 13.2 14.1 12.6 13.8 26.5 78.3 73.0

Not on temporary layoff

30.5 32.2 32.7 34.1 32.1 32.8 35.0 32.9 32.6 33.1 30.2 11.1 14.0

Job leavers

13.6 14.8 13.8 13.0 14.6 14.4 13.3 14.5 14.2 13.4 10.5 2.5 2.6

Reentrants

31.2 30.7 29.8 29.7 29.0 29.0 28.6 28.9 31.2 31.0 25.5 6.4 7.8

New entrants

10.1 8.9 9.9 9.6 11.7 10.6 10.0 9.6 9.4 8.7 7.3 1.7 2.5


UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF
THE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.4 13.2 11.6

Job leavers

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

Reentrants

1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.0

New entrants

0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 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: June 05, 2020