HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
30. Unemployed total and full-time workers by duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration of unemployment Total Full-time workers
Unemployed Percent distribution Unemployed Percent distribution
2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012

Total unemployed

13,747 12,506 100.0 100.0 11,914 10,699 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

2,677 2,644 19.5 21.1 2,027 1,967 17.0 18.4

5 to 14 weeks

2,993 2,866 21.8 22.9 2,507 2,381 21.0 22.3

5 to 10 weeks

1,906 1,832 13.9 14.6 1,574 1,506 13.2 14.1

11 to 14 weeks

1,087 1,035 7.9 8.3 932 875 7.8 8.2

15 weeks and over

8,077 6,996 58.8 55.9 7,381 6,351 62.0 59.4

15 to 26 weeks

2,061 1,859 15.0 14.9 1,818 1,622 15.3 15.2

27 weeks and over

6,016 5,136 43.8 41.1 5,563 4,728 46.7 44.2

27 to 51 weeks

1,709 1,472 12.4 11.8 1,559 1,345 13.1 12.6

52 weeks and over

4,307 3,664 31.3 29.3 4,004 3,383 33.6 31.6

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

39.3 39.4 - - 41.6 42.0 - -

Median duration, in weeks

21.4 19.3 - - 24.1 21.8 - -

Footnotes
(1) Beginning in January 2011, this series reflects a change to the collection of data on unemployment duration. For more information, see www.bls.gov/cps/duration.htm.

NOTE: Full-time workers are unemployed persons looking for full-time work (35 hours or more per week) or on layoff from full-time jobs. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

Last Modified Date: February 5, 2013