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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-32. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason Total,
16 years
and over
Men,
20 years
and over
Women,
20 years
and over
Both sexes,
16 to 19
years
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

22,504 9,220 10,338 4,828 10,666 3,773 1,500 618

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

20,384 6,092 9,361 3,485 9,816 2,461 1,207 145

On temporary layoff

17,878 1,944 7,920 1,122 8,797 765 1,161 56

Not on temporary layoff

2,506 4,148 1,441 2,363 1,019 1,696 46 89

Permanent job losers

1,951 3,438 1,129 1,961 790 1,406 32 71

Persons who completed temporary jobs

555 710 312 401 229 290 14 18

Job leavers

520 775 249 379 255 362 16 34

Reentrants

1,329 1,896 634 811 524 842 171 243

New entrants

271 457 94 154 71 107 106 196

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

90.6 66.1 90.5 72.2 92.0 65.2 80.5 23.5

On temporary layoff

79.4 21.1 76.6 23.2 82.5 20.3 77.4 9.1

Not on temporary layoff

11.1 45.0 13.9 48.9 9.6 44.9 3.1 14.4

Job leavers

2.3 8.4 2.4 7.8 2.4 9.6 1.1 5.5

Reentrants

5.9 20.6 6.1 16.8 4.9 22.3 11.4 39.3

New entrants

1.2 5.0 0.9 3.2 0.7 2.8 7.1 31.7

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

13.1 3.8 11.6 4.2 13.9 3.4 25.9 2.5

Job leavers

0.3 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.6

Reentrants

0.9 1.2 0.8 1.0 0.7 1.2 3.7 4.2

New entrants

0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 2.3 3.4

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: May 07, 2021