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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
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

4,613 3,977 3,962 4,959 4,242 4,180 4,189 4,136 4,267

On temporary layoff

770 871 818 1,002 902 1,021 999 950 1,041

Not on temporary layoff

3,843 3,106 3,144 3,958 3,339 3,158 3,190 3,185 3,226

Permanent job losers

2,843 2,224 2,175 2,890 2,371 2,212 2,223 2,238 2,217

Persons who completed temporary jobs

1,000 882 969 1,067 968 946 967 948 1,009

Job leavers

819 780 771 872 851 884 875 828 829

Reentrants

3,000 2,465 2,719 2,869 2,829 2,655 2,689 2,685 2,615

New entrants

1,009 745 918 1,063 1,033 972 815 868 971

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

48.9 49.9 47.3 50.8 47.4 48.1 48.9 48.6 49.1

On temporary layoff

8.2 10.9 9.8 10.3 10.1 11.7 11.7 11.2 12.0

Not on temporary layoff

40.7 39.0 37.6 40.5 37.3 36.3 37.2 37.4 37.2

Job leavers

8.7 9.8 9.2 8.9 9.5 10.2 10.2 9.7 9.5

Reentrants

31.8 30.9 32.5 29.4 31.6 30.5 31.4 31.5 30.1

New entrants

10.7 9.4 11.0 10.9 11.5 11.2 9.5 10.2 11.2

UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs

3.0 2.5 2.5 3.2 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7

Job leavers

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

Reentrants

1.9 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

New entrants

0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6

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

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Last Modified Date: June 05, 2015
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