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
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,617 2,235 2,473 2,553 2,383 2,431 2,488 2,729 2,418

5 to 14 weeks

1,928 1,930 2,046 2,401 2,318 2,223 2,312 2,307 2,532

15 weeks and over

4,898 3,802 3,851 4,801 4,180 4,044 3,816 3,663 3,795

15 to 26 weeks

1,532 1,238 1,346 1,451 1,380 1,335 1,253 1,139 1,293

27 weeks and over

3,366 2,564 2,505 3,351 2,800 2,709 2,563 2,525 2,502

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

35.9 32.8 31.9 34.3 32.3 31.7 30.7 30.8 30.7

Median duration, in weeks

15.9 13.5 12.6 14.5 13.4 13.1 12.2 11.7 11.6

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

27.7 28.1 29.5 26.2 26.8 27.9 28.9 31.4 27.6

5 to 14 weeks

20.4 24.2 24.4 24.6 26.1 25.6 26.8 26.5 29.0

15 weeks and over

51.9 47.7 46.0 49.2 47.1 46.5 44.3 42.1 43.4

15 to 26 weeks

16.2 15.5 16.1 14.9 15.5 15.4 14.5 13.1 14.8

27 weeks and over

35.6 32.2 29.9 34.3 31.5 31.1 29.8 29.0 28.6

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

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