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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
27. 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
2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

12,947 8,623 6,118 4,302 5,804 3,625 1,025 696

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

9,770 5,099 4,837 2,827 4,507 2,130 426 142

On temporary layoff

6,371 1,582 2,917 837 3,121 680 333 66

Not on temporary layoff

3,399 3,516 1,920 1,990 1,386 1,450 92 76

Permanent job losers

2,655 2,799 1,480 1,554 1,107 1,190 68 55

Persons who completed temporary jobs

744 717 440 436 279 260 25 21

Job leavers

683 803 343 383 296 372 44 48

Reentrants

1,969 2,204 817 956 872 1,007 281 241

New entrants

526 518 121 136 130 116 275 266

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

75.5 59.1 79.1 65.7 77.6 58.8 41.5 20.4

On temporary layoff

49.2 18.4 47.7 19.5 53.8 18.7 32.5 9.4

Not on temporary layoff

26.3 40.8 31.4 46.3 23.9 40.0 9.0 10.9

Job leavers

5.3 9.3 5.6 8.9 5.1 10.3 4.3 6.8

Reentrants

15.2 25.6 13.3 22.2 15.0 27.8 27.4 34.6

New entrants

4.1 6.0 2.0 3.2 2.2 3.2 26.8 38.2

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

6.1 3.2 5.9 3.4 6.2 2.9 7.4 2.4

Job leavers

0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.8

Reentrants

1.2 1.4 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.4 4.9 4.0

New entrants

0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 4.8 4.5

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

 

Last Modified Date: January 20, 2022