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
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,473 2,164 2,243 2,397 2,249 2,297 2,412 2,545 2,207

5 to 14 weeks

2,046 1,749 1,850 2,507 2,282 2,236 2,205 2,131 2,239

15 weeks and over

3,851 3,499 3,113 3,778 3,224 3,297 3,391 3,367 3,058

15 to 26 weeks

1,346 1,390 1,219 1,286 1,135 1,132 1,178 1,304 1,173

27 weeks and over

2,505 2,109 1,894 2,491 2,089 2,165 2,213 2,063 1,885

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

31.9 29.8 27.8 30.5 28.9 29.0 28.4 27.7 26.7

Median duration, in weeks

12.6 13.2 11.4 11.6 10.9 11.2 11.4 11.4 10.7

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

29.5 29.2 31.1 27.6 29.0 29.3 30.1 31.6 29.4

5 to 14 weeks

24.4 23.6 25.7 28.9 29.4 28.6 27.5 26.5 29.8

15 weeks and over

46.0 47.2 43.2 43.5 41.6 42.1 42.4 41.9 40.8

15 to 26 weeks

16.1 18.8 16.9 14.8 14.6 14.5 14.7 16.2 15.6

27 weeks and over

29.9 28.5 26.3 28.7 26.9 27.7 27.6 25.7 25.1

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

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