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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration 2017 2018
July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,135 2,221 2,223 2,128 2,253 2,235 2,280 2,508 2,287 2,115 2,034 2,227 2,091

5 to 14 weeks

2,006 1,996 1,879 1,943 1,894 1,994 1,943 1,906 2,009 2,017 1,945 1,882 1,820

15 weeks and over

2,779 2,802 2,695 2,500 2,514 2,397 2,402 2,330 2,202 2,329 2,166 2,314 2,406

15 to 26 weeks

1,022 1,067 962 856 921 882 981 934 880 1,036 977 836 971

27 weeks and over

1,757 1,735 1,733 1,645 1,593 1,515 1,421 1,397 1,322 1,293 1,189 1,478 1,435

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

25.0 24.3 26.6 25.8 25.2 23.6 24.1 22.9 24.1 23.1 21.3 21.2 23.2

Median duration, in weeks

10.4 10.3 10.1 9.8 9.5 9.1 9.4 9.3 9.1 9.8 9.2 8.9 9.5

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

30.9 31.6 32.7 32.4 33.8 33.7 34.4 37.2 35.2 32.7 33.1 34.7 33.1

5 to 14 weeks

29.0 28.4 27.6 29.6 28.4 30.1 29.3 28.3 30.9 31.2 31.7 29.3 28.8

15 weeks and over

40.2 39.9 39.7 38.0 37.7 36.2 36.3 34.6 33.9 36.0 35.2 36.0 38.1

15 to 26 weeks

14.8 15.2 14.2 13.0 13.8 13.3 14.8 13.8 13.5 16.0 15.9 13.0 15.4

27 weeks and over

25.4 24.7 25.5 25.0 23.9 22.9 21.5 20.7 20.3 20.0 19.4 23.0 22.7

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

 

Last Modified Date: August 03, 2021