HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-10. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration 2012 2013 2014 2015
2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,643 2,668 2,664 2,649 2,615 2,531 2,514 2,438 2,476 2,521 2,445 2,434 2,501

5 to 14 weeks

2,903 2,878 2,842 2,906 2,796 2,724 2,588 2,523 2,388 2,458 2,331 2,284 2,401

15 weeks and over

7,114 6,867 6,667 6,422 6,299 6,008 5,718 5,360 4,772 4,476 4,202 4,013 3,658

15 to 26 weeks

1,821 1,830 1,810 1,786 1,938 1,773 1,724 1,655 1,492 1,449 1,365 1,323 1,275

27 weeks and over

5,292 5,037 4,857 4,636 4,361 4,235 3,994 3,705 3,280 3,027 2,837 2,691 2,382

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

39.6 39.4 38.9 36.4 36.4 37.2 36.4 35.8 34.1 32.0 32.9 31.6 29.8

Median duration, in weeks

19.7 18.2 18.6 17.1 16.9 16.5 16.7 16.0 14.4 13.4 12.9 12.9 11.5

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

20.9 21.5 21.9 22.1 22.3 22.5 23.2 23.6 25.7 26.7 27.2 27.9 29.2

5 to 14 weeks

22.9 23.2 23.3 24.3 23.9 24.2 23.9 24.4 24.8 26.0 26.0 26.2 28.1

15 weeks and over

56.2 55.3 54.8 53.6 53.8 53.3 52.8 51.9 49.5 47.3 46.8 46.0 42.7

15 to 26 weeks

14.4 14.7 14.9 14.9 16.5 15.7 15.9 16.0 15.5 15.3 15.2 15.1 14.9

27 weeks and over

41.8 40.6 39.9 38.7 37.2 37.6 36.9 35.9 34.0 32.0 31.6 30.8 27.8

Footnotes
(1) Beginning in January 2011, this series reflects a change to the collection of data on unemployment duration. For more information, see www.bls.gov/cps/duration.htm.

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

 

Last Modified Date: July 02, 2015