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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 2021 2022
July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,246 2,110 2,227 2,051 1,985 1,977 2,417 2,131 2,289 2,227 2,066 2,262 2,080

5 to 14 weeks

1,794 1,927 1,727 1,876 1,703 1,571 1,607 1,800 1,684 1,617 1,767 1,552 1,772

15 weeks and over

4,615 4,353 3,711 3,340 3,063 2,788 2,507 2,437 1,999 2,033 2,017 2,089 1,785

15 to 26 weeks

1,203 1,248 1,047 1,001 870 780 816 735 571 551 661 753 718

27 weeks and over

3,411 3,105 2,664 2,339 2,193 2,008 1,691 1,702 1,428 1,483 1,356 1,336 1,067

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

29.4 29.4 28.3 26.9 29.1 28.6 24.6 26.6 24.2 25.0 22.5 22.3 22.1

Median duration, in weeks

14.4 14.2 13.7 13.0 13.4 12.9 10.1 9.6 7.5 7.5 9.6 8.5 8.5

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

26.0 25.1 29.1 28.2 29.4 31.2 37.0 33.5 38.3 37.9 35.3 38.3 36.9

5 to 14 weeks

20.7 23.0 22.5 25.8 25.2 24.8 24.6 28.3 28.2 27.5 30.2 26.3 31.4

15 weeks and over

53.3 51.9 48.4 46.0 45.4 44.0 38.4 38.3 33.5 34.6 34.5 35.4 31.7

15 to 26 weeks

13.9 14.9 13.7 13.8 12.9 12.3 12.5 11.5 9.6 9.4 11.3 12.8 12.7

27 weeks and over

39.4 37.0 34.8 32.2 32.5 31.7 25.9 26.7 23.9 25.2 23.2 22.6 18.9

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: August 05, 2022