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
2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015

Total unemployed

9,617 8,296 100.0 100.0 8,055 6,888 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

2,471 2,399 25.7 28.9 1,821 1,780 22.6 25.8

5 to 14 weeks

2,432 2,302 25.3 27.7 2,020 1,894 25.1 27.5

5 to 10 weeks

1,608 1,541 16.7 18.6 1,314 1,247 16.3 18.1

11 to 14 weeks

824 761 8.6 9.2 706 647 8.8 9.4

15 weeks and over

4,714 3,595 49.0 43.3 4,214 3,214 52.3 46.7

15 to 26 weeks

1,497 1,267 15.6 15.3 1,308 1,117 16.2 16.2

27 weeks and over

3,218 2,328 33.5 28.1 2,906 2,098 36.1 30.5

27 to 51 weeks

1,005 782 10.4 9.4 909 710 11.3 10.3

52 weeks and over

2,213 1,546 23.0 18.6 1,998 1,388 24.8 20.1

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

33.7 29.2 - - 36.0 31.2 - -

Median duration, in weeks

14.0 11.6 - - 16.2 13.1 - -

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 10, 2016