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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-9. Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Reason 2016 2017 2018 2019
3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3,818 3,649 3,601 3,463 3,401 3,220 3,192 2,967 2,886 2,868 2,925 2,684 2,749

On temporary layoff

1,020 963 991 901 978 907 881 865 849 786 878 796 795

Not on temporary layoff

2,798 2,687 2,610 2,562 2,423 2,313 2,311 2,102 2,038 2,082 2,047 1,888 1,954

Permanent job losers

1,997 1,921 1,904 1,777 1,742 1,640 1,633 1,444 1,348 1,378 1,369 1,316 1,355

Persons who completed temporary jobs

801 766 706 785 681 673 677 659 690 704 678 572 599

Job leavers

873 929 824 790 759 741 790 819 813 755 808 810 818

Reentrants

2,296 2,258 2,143 2,054 2,106 2,006 1,960 1,982 1,852 1,917 1,952 1,888 1,760

New entrants

828 770 777 686 671 633 652 587 588 590 614 557 615


PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

48.9 48.0 49.0 49.5 49.0 48.8 48.4 46.7 47.0 46.8 46.4 45.2 46.3

On temporary layoff

13.0 12.7 13.5 12.9 14.1 13.7 13.4 13.6 13.8 12.8 13.9 13.4 13.4

Not on temporary layoff

35.8 35.3 35.5 36.6 34.9 35.0 35.0 33.1 33.2 34.0 32.5 31.8 32.9

Job leavers

11.2 12.2 11.2 11.3 10.9 11.2 12.0 12.9 13.2 12.3 12.8 13.6 13.8

Reentrants

29.4 29.7 29.2 29.4 30.4 30.4 29.7 31.2 30.2 31.3 31.0 31.8 29.6

New entrants

10.6 10.1 10.6 9.8 9.7 9.6 9.9 9.2 9.6 9.6 9.8 9.4 10.4


UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF
THE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2.4 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7

Job leavers

0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

New entrants

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4

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

 

Last Modified Date: October 04, 2019