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Duration of Unemployment

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Duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
(Numbers in thousands)
Month Less than 5 weeks 5-14 weeks 15-26 weeks 27 weeks and over

Apr 2000

2,510 1,845 662 599

May 2000

2,564 1,911 683 643

June 2000

2,579 1,753 616 627

July 2000

2,498 1,824 645 698

Aug 2000

2,550 1,893 685 709

Sept 2000

2,571 1,746 644 646

Oct 2000

2,497 1,724 710 627

Nov 2000

2,512 1,790 723 593

Dec 2000

2,477 1,825 687 642

Jan 2001

2,648 1,956 696 676

Feb 2001

2,851 1,764 777 714

Mar 2001

2,681 2,059 825 696

Apr 2001

2,972 1,990 787 712

May 2001

2,701 2,045 877 624

June 2001

2,808 2,025 822 710

July 2001

2,642 2,187 951 702

Aug 2001

2,966 2,187 1,004 857

Sept 2001

2,837 2,350 1,131 819

Oct 2001

3,111 2,531 1,173 909

Nov 2001

3,090 2,566 1,213 1,106

Dec 2001

3,037 2,797 1,318 1,126

Jan 2002

3,044 2,606 1,375 1,203

Feb 2002

2,984 2,577 1,394 1,214

Mar 2002

3,074 2,563 1,390 1,330

Apr 2002

2,932 2,872 1,395 1,457

May 2002

2,843 2,584 1,393 1,574

June 2002

2,711 2,654 1,382 1,641

July 2002

2,891 2,467 1,382 1,584

Aug 2002

2,927 2,525 1,313 1,573

Sept 2002

2,772 2,526 1,391 1,580

Oct 2002

2,765 2,512 1,388 1,653

Nov 2002

2,950 2,505 1,319 1,743

Dec 2002

2,838 2,589 1,347 1,924

Jan 2003

2,856 2,582 1,405 1,760

Feb 2003

2,798 2,611 1,297 1,864

Mar 2003

2,831 2,567 1,363 1,798

Apr 2003

2,794 2,661 1,421 1,927

May 2003

2,988 2,631 1,389 1,929

June 2003

2,906 2,745 1,453 2,100

July 2003

2,720 2,616 1,661 1,972

Aug 2003

2,801 2,625 1,561 1,995

Sept 2003

2,704 2,775 1,472 2,014

Oct 2003

2,710 2,593 1,492 1,959

Nov 2003

2,656 2,509 1,414 2,006

Dec 2003

2,554 2,455 1,435 1,931

Jan 2004

2,685 2,369 1,453 1,911

Feb 2004

2,425 2,436 1,392 1,856

Mar 2004

2,637 2,434 1,331 1,983

Apr 2004

2,780 2,400 1,166 1,805

May 2004

2,723 2,378 1,304 1,799

June 2004

2,677 2,387 1,284 1,847

July 2004

2,820 2,384 1,237 1,681

Aug 2004

2,660 2,563 1,206 1,640

Sept 2004

2,758 2,276 1,209 1,702

Oct 2004

2,732 2,303 1,304 1,737

Nov 2004

2,638 2,339 1,258 1,702

Dec 2004

2,768 2,268 1,274 1,653

Jan 2005

2,635 2,298 1,203 1,648

Feb 2005

2,749 2,345 1,268 1,628

Mar 2005

2,483 2,328 1,157 1,660

Apr 2005

2,688 2,289 1,069 1,609

May 2005

2,754 2,231 1,145 1,538

June 2005

2,659 2,361 1,030 1,375

July 2005

2,568 2,368 1,068 1,380

Aug 2005

2,570 2,304 1,161 1,407

Sept 2005

2,763 2,294 1,098 1,439

Oct 2005

2,719 2,296 1,070 1,422

Nov 2005

2,823 2,282 1,116 1,370

Dec 2005

2,588 2,249 1,073 1,356

Jan 2006

2,527 2,194 1,100 1,170

Feb 2006

2,577 2,088 1,195 1,350

Mar 2006

2,659 1,999 1,064 1,309

Apr 2006

2,665 2,142 1,022 1,331

May 2006

2,545 2,189 969 1,333

June 2006

2,705 2,076 982 1,145

July 2006

2,721 2,126 986 1,304

Aug 2006

2,603 2,246 987 1,306

Sept 2006

2,608 2,053 986 1,245

Oct 2006

2,616 2,103 984 1,078

Nov 2006

2,511 2,212 1,028 1,131

Dec 2006

2,596 2,047 990 1,093

Jan 2007

2,561 2,267 1,015 1,141

Feb 2007

2,574 2,168 962 1,249

Mar 2007

2,307 2,138 1,010 1,245

Apr 2007

2,456 2,178 1,075 1,206

May 2007

2,464 2,183 1,100 1,132

June 2007

2,551 2,134 1,138 1,143

July 2007

2,502 2,203 1,073 1,291

Aug 2007

2,614 2,156 1,086 1,246

Sept 2007

2,557 2,292 1,091 1,264

Oct 2007

2,545 2,502 1,003 1,298

Nov 2007

2,645 2,241 992 1,374

Dec 2007

2,718 2,376 1,177 1,324

Jan 2008

2,554 2,406 1,152 1,388

Feb 2008

2,653 2,370 1,116 1,329

Mar 2008

2,823 2,537 1,168 1,323

Apr 2008

2,493 2,574 1,314 1,372

May 2008

3,278 2,476 1,219 1,561

June 2008

2,753 3,016 1,337 1,576

July 2008

2,854 2,833 1,450 1,664

Aug 2008

3,256 2,758 1,554 1,866

Sept 2008

2,848 3,035 1,599 2,027

Oct 2008

3,170 3,055 1,710 2,280

Nov 2008

3,335 3,260 1,704 2,219

Dec 2008

3,255 3,498 1,936 2,610

Jan 2009

3,524 3,662 2,065 2,699

Feb 2009

3,450 3,936 2,456 2,999

Mar 2009

3,465 4,122 2,625 3,260

Apr 2009

3,338 4,138 2,634 3,752

May 2009

3,246 4,458 3,049 3,973

June 2009

3,114 4,052 3,488 4,349

July 2009

3,137 3,505 2,923 4,917

Aug 2009

2,940 3,927 2,791 5,037

Sept 2009

2,841 3,775 2,908 5,494

Oct 2009

3,223 3,552 3,006 5,643

Nov 2009

2,816 3,457 2,847 5,908

Dec 2009

2,879 3,457 2,712 6,122

Jan 2010

2,921 3,390 2,574 6,319

Feb 2010

2,807 3,390 2,793 6,129

Mar 2010

2,769 3,294 2,542 6,545

Apr 2010

2,725 3,086 2,330 6,800

May 2010

2,773 3,127 2,260 6,638

June 2010

2,683 3,159 2,284 6,623

July 2010

2,806 2,972 2,208 6,506

Aug 2010

2,671 3,534 2,162 6,259

Sept 2010

2,819 3,308 2,291 6,163

Oct 2010

2,655 3,345 2,387 6,227

Nov 2010

2,912 3,321 2,370 6,326

Dec 2010

2,693 3,169 2,120 6,429

Jan 2011

2,686 3,033 2,218 6,175

Feb 2011

2,469 3,118 2,284 5,892

Mar 2011

2,535 2,980 2,061 6,105

Apr 2011

2,787 2,987 2,090 5,925

May 2011

2,668 2,903 2,052 6,153

June 2011

2,933 2,987 1,871 6,271

July 2011

2,632 2,931 1,982 6,195

Aug 2011

2,650 2,989 2,199 6,048

Sept 2011

2,754 2,881 2,012 6,304

Oct 2011

2,668 3,250 1,964 5,838

Nov 2011

2,556 2,913 2,009 5,698

Dec 2011

2,678 2,873 1,959 5,586

Jan 2012

2,474 2,908 1,957 5,476

Feb 2012

2,610 2,848 2,051 5,242

Mar 2012

2,708 2,788 1,940 5,236

Apr 2012

2,624 2,878 1,940 5,132

May 2012

2,550 3,006 1,690 5,401

June 2012

2,747 2,806 1,817 5,409

July 2012

2,662 2,984 1,773 5,210

Aug 2012

2,784 2,811 1,846 5,042

Sept 2012

2,538 2,819 1,863 4,911

Oct 2012

2,635 2,859 1,796 4,988

Nov 2012

2,620 2,776 1,745 4,805

Dec 2012

2,756 2,901 1,861 4,768

Jan 2013

2,780 3,115 1,891 4,681

Feb 2013

2,713 2,799 1,766 4,691

Mar 2013

2,462 2,826 1,830 4,563

Apr 2013

2,487 2,908 1,953 4,468

May 2013

2,674 2,631 1,986 4,347

June 2013

2,680 2,851 1,876 4,355

July 2013

2,493 2,768 1,791 4,258

Aug 2013

2,475 2,688 1,677 4,296

Sept 2013

2,604 2,691 1,797 4,132

Oct 2013

2,823 2,639 1,737 4,024

Nov 2013

2,409 2,586 1,695 4,042

Dec 2013

2,328 2,545 1,676 3,863

Jan 2014

2,473 2,431 1,696 3,607

Feb 2014

2,376 2,590 1,621 3,783

Mar 2014

2,433 2,561 1,711 3,704

Apr 2014

2,424 2,377 1,502 3,479

May 2014

2,586 2,357 1,425 3,360

June 2014

2,417 2,427 1,503 3,116

July 2014

2,601 2,412 1,477 3,136

Aug 2014

2,620 2,389 1,506 2,958

Sept 2014

2,365 2,560 1,438 2,948

Oct 2014

2,494 2,300 1,400 2,892

Nov 2014

2,474 2,403 1,400 2,828

Dec 2014

2,370 2,320 1,270 2,799

Jan 2015

2,393 2,319 1,377 2,774

Feb 2015

2,392 2,238 1,333 2,658

Mar 2015

2,444 2,304 1,245 2,542

Apr 2015

2,716 2,345 1,091 2,560

May 2015

2,471 2,510 1,256 2,503

June 2015

2,309 2,396 1,398 2,162

July 2015

2,574 2,222 1,261 2,127

Aug 2015

2,073 2,329 1,283 2,172

Sept 2015

2,364 2,274 1,234 2,097

Oct 2015

2,372 2,277 1,212 2,130

Nov 2015

2,382 2,296 1,273 2,074

Dec 2015

2,399 2,191 1,232 2,127

Jan 2016

2,208 2,288 1,114 2,081

Feb 2016

2,214 2,224 1,140 2,143

Mar 2016

2,388 2,168 1,175 2,215

Apr 2016

2,612 2,101 1,251 2,104

May 2016

2,273 2,275 1,133 1,901

June 2016

2,385 2,187 1,152 2,014

July 2016

2,255 2,260 1,222 1,962

Aug 2016

2,295 2,331 1,081 1,981

Sept 2016

2,606 2,296 1,164 1,944

Oct 2016

2,458 2,272 1,168 1,962

Nov 2016

2,390 2,162 1,088 1,869

Dec 2016

2,355 2,120 1,195 1,869

Jan 2017

2,417 2,068 1,178 1,842

Feb 2017

2,470 2,133 1,039 1,776

Mar 2017

2,265 2,054 1,087 1,673

Apr 2017

2,346 2,062 1,071 1,655

May 2017

2,166 1,960 1,137 1,677

June 2017

2,269 1,945 939 1,700

July 2017

2,184 2,014 1,006 1,738

Aug 2017

2,197 2,058 1,067 1,724

Sept 2017

2,274 1,928 962 1,714

Oct 2017

2,188 1,943 860 1,622

Nov 2017

2,253 1,902 964 1,601

Dec 2017

2,226 1,967 891 1,515

Jan 2018

2,255 1,913 955 1,437

Feb 2018

2,412 1,907 918 1,410

Mar 2018

2,257 1,987 889 1,333

Apr 2018

2,139 1,957 1,026 1,316

May 2018

2,021 1,943 993 1,193

June 2018

2,222 1,867 865 1,457

July 2018

2,093 1,810 967 1,417

Aug 2018

2,189 1,755 933 1,321

Sept 2018

2,088 1,747 859 1,372

Oct 2018

2,098 1,832 847 1,363

Nov 2018

2,133 1,820 860 1,263

Dec 2018

2,117 2,007 899 1,311

Jan 2019

2,319 1,999 898 1,259

Feb 2019

2,169 1,809 928 1,279

Mar 2019

2,116 1,812 936 1,305

Apr 2019

1,906 1,835 860 1,227

May 2019

2,158 1,572 822 1,298

June 2019

1,949 1,832 776 1,413

July 2019

2,222 1,795 909 1,170

Aug 2019

2,218 1,746 831 1,251

Sept 2019

1,869 1,778 806 1,318

Oct 2019

1,978 1,747 884 1,259

Nov 2019

2,026 1,753 865 1,219

Dec 2019

2,065 1,730 812 1,186

Jan 2020

2,059 1,755 887 1,166

Feb 2020

2,013 1,803 825 1,102

Mar 2020

3,542 1,794 808 1,164

Apr 2020

14,283 7,004 833 939