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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration 2022 2023
June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,259 2,086 2,227 2,158 2,215 2,244 2,233 1,946 2,289 2,272 1,866 2,083 2,068

5 to 14 weeks

1,576 1,769 1,797 1,643 1,774 1,694 1,639 1,785 1,845 1,733 1,915 1,865 1,889

15 weeks and over

2,114 1,827 2,052 1,990 1,987 2,036 1,895 2,001 1,862 1,838 1,835 2,046 2,021

15 to 26 weeks

777 734 887 901 817 821 826 890 805 734 679 858 917

27 weeks and over

1,337 1,093 1,165 1,089 1,169 1,215 1,069 1,111 1,057 1,104 1,156 1,188 1,105

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

22.3 22.1 22.3 20.3 20.8 21.4 19.5 20.4 19.3 19.5 20.9 21.2 20.7

Median duration, in weeks

8.2 8.3 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.8 8.9 9.1 8.3 8.1 8.4 8.6 8.7

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

38.0 36.7 36.6 37.3 37.1 37.6 38.7 33.9 38.2 38.9 33.2 34.8 34.6

5 to 14 weeks

26.5 31.1 29.6 28.4 29.7 28.4 28.4 31.1 30.8 29.7 34.1 31.1 31.6

15 weeks and over

35.5 32.2 33.8 34.4 33.2 34.1 32.9 34.9 31.1 31.5 32.7 34.1 33.8

15 to 26 weeks

13.1 12.9 14.6 15.6 13.7 13.7 14.3 15.5 13.4 12.6 12.1 14.3 15.3

27 weeks and over

22.5 19.2 19.2 18.8 19.6 20.3 18.5 19.4 17.6 18.9 20.6 19.8 18.5

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: March 04, 2024