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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
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,140 6,504 3,635 3,241 2,754 2,535 751 727

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,791 3,267 2,263 1,872 1,351 1,266 176 129

On temporary layoff

1,432 1,109 904 700 451 360 77 49

Not on temporary layoff

2,359 2,158 1,360 1,173 900 905 99 79

Permanent job losers

1,536 1,403 816 762 653 611 67 30

Persons who completed temporary jobs

823 755 544 411 248 294 32 49

Job leavers

804 830 437 474 302 302 64 55

Reentrants

1,999 1,907 762 759 950 841 286 306

New entrants

547 500 172 136 150 127 225 237

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

53.1 50.2 62.3 57.8 49.1 49.9 23.4 17.7

On temporary layoff

20.1 17.1 24.9 21.6 16.4 14.2 10.3 6.8

Not on temporary layoff

33.0 33.2 37.4 36.2 32.7 35.7 13.1 10.9

Job leavers

11.3 12.8 12.0 14.6 11.0 11.9 8.6 7.5

Reentrants

28.0 29.3 21.0 23.4 34.5 33.2 38.1 42.2

New entrants

7.7 7.7 4.7 4.2 5.4 5.0 29.9 32.6

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.3 2.0 2.7 2.2 1.8 1.7 3.2 2.3

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.4 1.2 1.0

Reentrants

1.2 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.3 1.1 5.2 5.5

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 4.1 4.3

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 21, 2020