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.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,064 2,185 2,108 2,477 2,505 2,375 2,383 2,431 2,488

5 to 14 weeks

2,766 2,662 2,511 2,584 2,378 2,293 2,318 2,223 2,312

15 weeks and over

5,708 4,248 4,064 5,352 4,225 4,059 4,180 4,044 3,816

15 to 26 weeks

1,913 1,485 1,428 1,669 1,403 1,274 1,380 1,335 1,253

27 weeks and over

3,795 2,763 2,635 3,682 2,822 2,785 2,800 2,709 2,563

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

36.2 31.1 31.3 35.2 33.0 32.8 32.3 31.7 30.7

Median duration, in weeks

17.3 13.1 13.2 15.9 12.8 12.6 13.4 13.1 12.2

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

19.6 24.0 24.3 23.8 27.5 27.2 26.8 27.9 28.9

5 to 14 weeks

26.2 29.3 28.9 24.8 26.1 26.3 26.1 25.6 26.8

15 weeks and over

54.2 46.7 46.8 51.4 46.4 46.5 47.1 46.5 44.3

15 to 26 weeks

18.2 16.3 16.5 16.0 15.4 14.6 15.5 15.4 14.5

27 weeks and over

36.0 30.4 30.4 35.4 31.0 31.9 31.5 31.1 29.8

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

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