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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 2019 2020 2021 2022
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

2,930 2,721 2,705 2,786 3,172 17,679 10,714 7,517 6,611 5,940 4,450 3,388 3,032

On temporary layoff

871 809 790 822 1,160 14,641 6,644 3,040 2,351 1,903 1,167 909 878

Not on temporary layoff

2,058 1,912 1,915 1,964 2,013 3,038 4,070 4,477 4,260 4,037 3,283 2,478 2,154

Permanent job losers

1,396 1,317 1,314 1,342 1,380 2,345 3,298 3,600 3,471 3,262 2,553 1,903 1,535

Persons who completed temporary jobs

662 594 601 622 632 693 772 877 789 775 730 575 619

Job leavers

808 813 823 811 769 551 671 736 709 849 850 802 901

Reentrants

1,925 1,872 1,741 1,702 1,803 1,804 2,158 2,088 2,128 2,197 2,336 2,133 1,964

New entrants

616 562 598 585 532 508 534 532 541 540 491 501 438


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

46.7 45.6 46.1 47.3 50.5 86.1 76.1 69.1 66.2 62.4 54.8 49.7 47.9

On temporary layoff

13.9 13.6 13.5 14.0 18.5 71.3 47.2 28.0 23.5 20.0 14.4 13.3 13.9

Not on temporary layoff

32.8 32.0 32.6 33.4 32.1 14.8 28.9 41.2 42.6 42.4 40.4 36.3 34.0

Job leavers

12.9 13.6 14.0 13.8 12.3 2.7 4.8 6.8 7.1 8.9 10.5 11.8 14.2

Reentrants

30.7 31.4 29.7 28.9 28.7 8.8 15.3 19.2 21.3 23.1 28.8 31.3 31.0

New entrants

9.8 9.4 10.2 9.9 8.5 2.5 3.8 4.9 5.4 5.7 6.0 7.3 6.9


UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF
THE CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.9 11.2 6.7 4.7 4.1 3.7 2.8 2.1 1.8

Job leavers

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

Reentrants

1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2

New entrants

0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to total unemployed 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: April 01, 2022