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

Aug 1997

2,525 2,120 929 1,075

Sept 1997

2,474 2,102 1,000 1,074

Oct 1997

2,566 1,966 916 1,034

Nov 1997

2,479 2,027 879 938

Dec 1997

2,534 1,937 917 984

Jan 1998

2,587 1,929 838 995

Feb 1998

2,572 1,918 852 957

Mar 1998

2,789 1,972 854 918

Apr 1998

2,628 1,918 594 883

May 1998

2,641 1,950 651 839

June 1998

2,546 2,079 824 789

July 1998

2,593 2,005 755 821

Aug 1998

2,597 1,963 808 818

Sept 1998

2,624 1,985 772 916

Oct 1998

2,823 1,909 723 858

Nov 1998

2,510 1,998 715 875

Dec 1998

2,587 1,806 756 803

Jan 1999

2,462 1,993 775 714

Feb 1999

2,566 1,946 749 801

Mar 1999

2,473 1,905 758 714

Apr 1999

2,781 1,848 782 698

May 1999

2,511 1,789 787 718

June 1999

2,521 1,773 812 812

July 1999

2,643 1,783 781 732

Aug 1999

2,546 1,824 748 706

Sept 1999

2,611 1,835 739 709

Oct 1999

2,536 1,847 713 724

Nov 1999

2,562 1,775 697 682

Dec 1999

2,642 1,614 696 680

Jan 2000

2,541 1,749 659 721

Feb 2000

2,604 1,912 671 629

Mar 2000

2,780 1,781 666 646

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

2,784 3,115 1,879 4,654

Feb 2013

2,718 2,801 1,732 4,635

Mar 2013

2,462 2,828 1,778 4,514

Apr 2013

2,491 2,908 1,965 4,380

May 2013

2,664 2,627 1,954 4,361

June 2013

2,679 2,851 1,901 4,405

July 2013

2,478 2,772 1,783 4,290

Aug 2013

2,480 2,689 1,722 4,306

Sept 2013

2,610 2,680 1,826 4,161

Oct 2013

2,822 2,639 1,789 4,018

Nov 2013

2,410 2,587 1,691 4,086

Dec 2013

2,332 2,548 1,656 3,874

Jan 2014

2,489 2,431 1,707 3,601

Feb 2014

2,399 2,599 1,590 3,750

Mar 2014

2,441 2,573 1,672 3,663

Apr 2014

2,422 2,389 1,537 3,407

May 2014

2,559 2,356 1,441 3,364

June 2014

2,425 2,421 1,516 3,121

July 2014

2,543 2,419 1,417 3,185

Aug 2014

2,627 2,389 1,515 2,973

Sept 2014

2,370 2,526 1,440 2,968

Oct 2014

2,483 2,292 1,423 2,884

Nov 2014

2,484 2,391 1,386 2,844

Dec 2014

2,380 2,325 1,254 2,783

Jan 2015

2,424 2,316 1,401 2,778

Feb 2015

2,450 2,249 1,327 2,660

Mar 2015

2,466 2,330 1,241 2,536

Apr 2015

2,693 2,379 1,137 2,507

May 2015

2,415 2,494 1,286 2,503

June 2015

2,330 2,378 1,397 2,135

July 2015

2,483 2,229 1,176 2,183

Aug 2015

2,087 2,319 1,277 2,186

Sept 2015

2,357 2,223 1,228 2,108

Oct 2015

2,341 2,274 1,219 2,125

Nov 2015

2,399 2,278 1,265 2,066

Dec 2015

2,413 2,211 1,233 2,094

Jan 2016

2,257 2,287 1,140 2,094

Feb 2016

2,308 2,237 1,140 2,159

Mar 2016

2,420 2,210 1,167 2,213

Apr 2016

2,573 2,155 1,281 2,059

May 2016

2,197 2,251 1,174 1,893

June 2016

2,418 2,157 1,140 1,986

July 2016

2,147 2,274 1,158 2,017

Aug 2016

2,318 2,308 1,080 1,997

Sept 2016

2,584 2,220 1,164 1,963

Oct 2016

2,393 2,273 1,167 1,964

Nov 2016

2,415 2,133 1,073 1,856

Dec 2016

2,379 2,156 1,199 1,831

Jan 2017

2,468 2,089 1,192 1,850

Feb 2017

2,566 2,138 1,057 1,801

Mar 2017

2,334 2,109 1,115 1,687

Apr 2017

2,335 2,135 1,108 1,626

May 2017

2,154 1,960 1,157 1,663

June 2017

2,305 1,933 948 1,664

July 2017

2,133 2,017 957 1,785

Aug 2017

2,222 2,015 1,055 1,740