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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

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

2,166 2,290 1,136 2,081

Feb 2016

2,235 2,187 1,163 2,150

Mar 2016

2,419 2,168 1,148 2,231

Apr 2016

2,594 2,132 1,209 2,147

May 2016

2,264 2,264 1,096 1,925

June 2016

2,396 2,195 1,117 1,986

July 2016

2,203 2,282 1,222 1,943

Aug 2016

2,285 2,352 1,094 1,970

Sept 2016

2,600 2,288 1,184 1,933

Oct 2016

2,434 2,273 1,190 1,946

Nov 2016

2,404 2,163 1,108 1,865

Dec 2016

2,354 2,117 1,241 1,860

Jan 2017

2,424 2,034 1,197 1,866

Feb 2017

2,511 2,129 1,032 1,803

Mar 2017

2,327 2,071 1,024 1,677

Apr 2017

2,324 2,070 979 1,709

May 2017

2,116 1,970 1,075 1,721

June 2017

2,321 1,924 916 1,654

July 2017

2,075 2,026 1,018 1,720

Aug 2017

2,258 2,065 1,107 1,687

Sept 2017

2,245 1,905 1,024 1,683

Oct 2017

2,126 1,961 925 1,609

Nov 2017

2,278 1,886 987 1,589

Dec 2017

2,237 1,966 932 1,516

Jan 2018

2,214 1,895 952 1,467

Feb 2018

2,469 1,893 873 1,432

Mar 2018

2,303 2,002 795 1,345

Apr 2018

2,142 1,994 888 1,375

May 2018

1,997 1,942 935 1,233

June 2018

2,269 1,865 881 1,404

July 2018

1,968 1,804 1,006 1,416

Aug 2018

2,241 1,730 995 1,287

Sept 2018

2,074 1,731 936 1,351

Oct 2018

2,055 1,840 920 1,348

Nov 2018

2,168 1,807 904 1,228

Dec 2018

2,149 2,033 934 1,306

Jan 2019

2,303 1,981 879 1,289

Feb 2019

2,246 1,795 878 1,298

Mar 2019

2,174 1,831 844 1,319

Apr 2019

1,942 1,881 718 1,293

May 2019

2,131 1,564 754 1,336

June 2019

1,903 1,835 812 1,359

July 2019

2,102 1,779 960 1,170

Aug 2019

2,276 1,700 901 1,210

Sept 2019

1,853 1,759 888 1,299

Oct 2019

1,946 1,751 955 1,246

Nov 2019

2,063 1,742 910 1,178

Dec 2019

2,102 1,777 830 1,183

Jan 2020

2,016 1,758 863 1,195

Feb 2020

2,099 1,811 778 1,114

Mar 2020

3,422 1,824 728 1,182

Apr 2020

14,232 7,066 680 997

May 2020

3,886 14,806 1,009 1,199

June 2020

2,915 11,522 1,942 1,339

July 2020

3,142 5,145 6,512 1,509

Aug 2020

2,348 3,105 6,580 1,570

Sept 2020

2,549 2,735 4,958 2,413

Oct 2020

2,490 2,342 2,671 3,548

Nov 2020

2,483 2,440 1,904 3,903

Dec 2020

2,915 2,344 1,578 3,963

Jan 2021

2,250 2,484 1,321 4,055

Feb 2021

2,211 2,254 1,370 4,146

Mar 2021

2,178 1,950 1,336 4,216

Apr 2021

2,377 2,011 1,137 4,170

May 2021

2,018 2,199 1,243 3,761

June 2021

2,005 2,240 1,353 3,970

July 2021

2,246 1,763 1,200 3,446

Aug 2021

2,116 1,885 1,245 3,124

Sept 2021

2,240 1,740 1,041 2,682

Oct 2021

2,075 1,852 1,021 2,327

Nov 2021

1,985 1,708 906 2,156

Dec 2021

1,989 1,593 799 1,989

Jan 2022

2,428 1,619 819 1,683

Feb 2022

2,142 1,803 726 1,691

Mar 2022

2,303 1,688 552 1,429

Apr 2022

2,242 1,630 526 1,474

May 2022

2,052 1,771 687 1,349

June 2022

2,259 1,576 777 1,337

July 2022

2,086 1,769 734 1,093

Aug 2022

2,227 1,797 887 1,165

Sept 2022

2,158 1,643 901 1,089

Oct 2022

2,215 1,774 817 1,169

Nov 2022

2,244 1,694 821 1,215

Dec 2022

2,233 1,639 826 1,069