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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-10. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration 2019 2020 2021 2022
2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

1,976 2,070 2,027 2,546 6,993 2,673 2,619 2,248 2,115 2,194 2,004 2,279 2,185

5 to 14 weeks

1,747 1,756 1,755 1,799 11,131 3,662 2,375 2,230 2,127 1,816 1,717 1,697 1,645

15 weeks and over

2,097 2,122 2,099 1,969 2,395 7,827 5,854 5,498 5,218 4,226 3,064 2,314 2,046

15 to 26 weeks

761 913 881 810 1,210 6,017 2,030 1,364 1,243 1,166 884 707 655

27 weeks and over

1,335 1,209 1,218 1,159 1,185 1,810 3,824 4,134 3,975 3,060 2,180 1,607 1,391

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

22.7 21.2 21.3 19.9 10.6 19.3 23.1 27.8 29.8 29.0 28.2 25.2 23.3

Median duration, in weeks

9.1 9.2 9.5 8.0 7.3 16.4 18.9 17.7 19.4 14.1 13.1 9.1 8.6

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

Less than 5 weeks

34.0 34.8 34.5 40.3 34.1 18.9 24.1 22.5 22.4 26.6 29.5 36.2 37.2

5 to 14 weeks

30.0 29.5 29.8 28.5 54.2 25.9 21.9 22.4 22.5 22.0 25.3 27.0 28.0

15 weeks and over

36.0 35.7 35.7 31.2 11.7 55.3 54.0 55.1 55.2 51.3 45.2 36.8 34.8

15 to 26 weeks

13.1 15.3 15.0 12.8 5.9 42.5 18.7 13.7 13.1 14.2 13.0 11.2 11.1

27 weeks and over

22.9 20.3 20.7 18.4 5.8 12.8 35.2 41.4 42.0 37.2 32.1 25.5 23.7

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: July 08, 2022