Table A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,108 2,057 2,083 2,488 2,412 2,405 2,249 2,297 2,412

5 to 14 weeks

2,511 2,636 2,382 2,330 2,253 2,192 2,282 2,236 2,205

15 weeks and over

4,064 3,525 3,651 3,801 3,324 3,320 3,224 3,297 3,391

15 to 26 weeks

1,428 1,277 1,346 1,255 1,270 1,235 1,135 1,132 1,178

27 weeks and over

2,635 2,248 2,305 2,547 2,054 2,085 2,089 2,165 2,213

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

31.3 29.0 29.1 30.4 27.9 27.6 28.9 29.0 28.4

Median duration, in weeks

13.2 11.7 12.7 12.1 10.7 10.5 10.9 11.2 11.4

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

24.3 25.0 25.7 28.9 30.2 30.4 29.0 29.3 30.1

5 to 14 weeks

28.9 32.1 29.3 27.0 28.2 27.7 29.4 28.6 27.5

15 weeks and over

46.8 42.9 45.0 44.1 41.6 41.9 41.6 42.1 42.4

15 to 26 weeks

16.5 15.5 16.6 14.6 15.9 15.6 14.6 14.5 14.7

27 weeks and over

30.4 27.4 28.4 29.5 25.7 26.3 26.9 27.7 27.6

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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