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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
29. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, sex, age, and duration of unemployment
[Percent distribution]
Reason, sex, and age 2021
Total unemployed Duration of unemployment
Thousands
of persons
Percent Less than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

Total, 16 years and over

8,623 100.0 24.8 23.0 52.2 13.5 38.7

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

5,099 100.0 22.2 21.0 56.8 13.3 43.6

On temporary layoff

1,582 100.0 33.7 22.4 43.9 10.5 33.4

Not on temporary layoff

3,516 100.0 17.1 20.3 62.6 14.5 48.1

Permanent job losers

2,799 100.0 14.7 18.9 66.4 14.5 51.9

Persons who completed temporary jobs

717 100.0 26.4 25.8 47.8 14.6 33.2

Job leavers

803 100.0 35.5 28.8 35.7 12.8 22.9

Reentrants

2,204 100.0 24.6 24.5 50.8 14.4 36.5

New entrants

518 100.0 34.7 27.0 38.3 13.4 24.9

Men, 20 years and over

4,302 100.0 22.1 22.1 55.9 14.2 41.7

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,827 100.0 21.3 20.6 58.0 13.6 44.4

On temporary layoff

837 100.0 33.4 22.3 44.2 12.0 32.2

Not on temporary layoff

1,990 100.0 16.2 19.9 63.8 14.3 49.6

Permanent job losers

1,554 100.0 13.9 18.4 67.6 14.2 53.4

Persons who completed temporary jobs

436 100.0 24.5 25.3 50.2 14.5 35.8

Job leavers

383 100.0 31.8 28.8 39.4 14.6 24.8

Reentrants

956 100.0 20.1 23.3 56.7 15.9 40.7

New entrants

136 100.0 23.4 23.7 52.8 14.5 38.4

Women, 20 years and over

3,625 100.0 24.0 22.9 53.2 13.2 39.9

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,130 100.0 21.6 20.9 57.6 13.1 44.4

On temporary layoff

680 100.0 31.7 22.1 46.2 9.1 37.1

Not on temporary layoff

1,450 100.0 16.9 20.3 62.9 15.0 47.9

Permanent job losers

1,190 100.0 14.4 19.0 66.5 14.8 51.7

Persons who completed temporary jobs

260 100.0 28.0 25.9 46.1 15.5 30.5

Job leavers

372 100.0 36.8 28.4 34.8 12.0 22.8

Reentrants

1,007 100.0 24.4 24.8 50.8 13.6 37.2

New entrants

116 100.0 22.4 25.4 52.2 16.5 35.7

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

696 100.0 46.3 29.3 24.4 10.3 14.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

142 100.0 49.0 29.3 21.6 8.7 12.9

On temporary layoff

66 100.0 56.5 26.4 17.0 5.8 11.2

Not on temporary layoff

76 100.0 42.6 31.8 25.6 11.2 14.3

Permanent job losers

55 100.0 40.6 30.5 28.9 14.0 14.9

Persons who completed temporary jobs

21 100.0 - - - - -

Job leavers

48 100.0 55.4 31.9 12.7 4.6 8.1

Reentrants

241 100.0 43.6 28.6 27.8 11.3 16.5

New entrants

266 100.0 45.8 29.4 24.8 11.4 13.4

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

 

Last Modified Date: January 20, 2022