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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
2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019

Total unemployed

6,314 6,001 100.0 100.0 5,052 4,843 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

2,170 2,086 34.4 34.8 1,565 1,516 31.0 31.3

5 to 14 weeks

1,876 1,789 29.7 29.8 1,519 1,459 30.1 30.1

5 to 10 weeks

1,269 1,216 20.1 20.3 1,006 977 19.9 20.2

11 to 14 weeks

608 572 9.6 9.5 513 482 10.2 10.0

15 weeks and over

2,268 2,126 35.9 35.4 1,968 1,868 38.9 38.6

15 to 26 weeks

917 860 14.5 14.3 786 746 15.6 15.4

27 weeks and over

1,350 1,266 21.4 21.1 1,182 1,122 23.4 23.2

27 to 51 weeks

506 504 8.0 8.4 453 447 9.0 9.2

52 weeks and over

844 762 13.4 12.7 729 675 14.4 13.9

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

22.7 21.6 - - 24.3 23.4 - -

Median duration, in weeks

9.3 9.1 - - 10.3 10.1 - -

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 22, 2020