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
2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013

Total unemployed

12,506 11,460 100.0 100.0 10,699 9,726 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

2,644 2,584 21.1 22.5 1,967 1,908 18.4 19.6

5 to 14 weeks

2,866 2,759 22.9 24.1 2,381 2,287 22.3 23.5

5 to 10 weeks

1,832 1,780 14.6 15.5 1,506 1,447 14.1 14.9

11 to 14 weeks

1,035 979 8.3 8.5 875 840 8.2 8.6

15 weeks and over

6,996 6,117 55.9 53.4 6,351 5,531 59.4 56.9

15 to 26 weeks

1,859 1,807 14.9 15.8 1,622 1,591 15.2 16.4

27 weeks and over

5,136 4,310 41.1 37.6 4,728 3,940 44.2 40.5

27 to 51 weeks

1,472 1,339 11.8 11.7 1,345 1,220 12.6 12.5

52 weeks and over

3,664 2,971 29.3 25.9 3,383 2,720 31.6 28.0

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

39.4 36.5 - - 42.0 39.0 - -

Median duration, in weeks

19.3 17.0 - - 21.8 19.3 - -

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 26, 2014