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Table A-11. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-11. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Dec.
2021
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022
Dec.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,044 2,487 2,583 3,089 2,693 2,530 2,695 2,761 2,629

On temporary layoff

834 608 848 801 796 772 853 806 814

Not on temporary layoff

2,210 1,879 1,735 2,288 1,898 1,758 1,842 1,956 1,815

Permanent job losers

1,622 1,293 1,255 1,705 1,314 1,202 1,267 1,351 1,339

Persons who completed temporary jobs

588 585 480 584 584 555 575 605 476

Job leavers

676 818 768 725 897 904 861 829 825

Reentrants

1,849 1,688 1,613 2,024 1,833 1,834 1,873 1,798 1,767

New entrants

395 530 388 508 451 460 494 558 497

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

51.0 45.0 48.3 48.7 45.8 44.2 45.5 46.4 46.0

On temporary layoff

14.0 11.0 15.8 12.6 13.5 13.5 14.4 13.5 14.2

Not on temporary layoff

37.1 34.0 32.4 36.1 32.3 30.7 31.1 32.9 31.7

Job leavers

11.3 14.8 14.4 11.4 15.3 15.8 14.5 13.9 14.4

Reentrants

31.0 30.6 30.1 31.9 31.2 32.0 31.6 30.2 30.9

New entrants

6.6 9.6 7.3 8.0 7.7 8.0 8.3 9.4 8.7

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.9 1.5 1.6 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.6

Job leavers

0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

New entrants

0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to total unemployed in table A-1 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: January 06, 2023