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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
30. Unemployed total and full-time workers by duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration of unemployment Total Full-time workers
Unemployed Percent distribution Unemployed Percent distribution
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018

Total unemployed

6,982 6,314 100.0 100.0 5,649 5,052 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

2,270 2,170 32.5 34.4 1,643 1,565 29.1 31.0

5 to 14 weeks

2,008 1,876 28.8 29.7 1,632 1,519 28.9 30.1

5 to 10 weeks

1,350 1,269 19.3 20.1 1,083 1,006 19.2 19.9

11 to 14 weeks

657 608 9.4 9.6 548 513 9.7 10.2

15 weeks and over

2,704 2,268 38.7 35.9 2,374 1,968 42.0 38.9

15 to 26 weeks

1,017 917 14.6 14.5 884 786 15.7 15.6

27 weeks and over

1,687 1,350 24.2 21.4 1,490 1,182 26.4 23.4

27 to 51 weeks

632 506 9.1 8.0 568 453 10.1 9.0

52 weeks and over

1,055 844 15.1 13.4 921 729 16.3 14.4

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

25.0 22.7 - - 26.7 24.3 - -

Median duration, in weeks

10.0 9.3 - - 11.2 10.3 - -

NOTE: Full-time workers are unemployed persons looking for full-time work (35 hours or more per week) or on layoff from full-time jobs. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

 

Last Modified Date: January 18, 2019