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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
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020

Total unemployed

6,001 12,947 100.0 100.0 4,843 10,222 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

2,086 3,708 34.8 28.6 1,516 2,762 31.3 27.0

5 to 14 weeks

1,789 4,728 29.8 36.5 1,459 3,656 30.1 35.8

5 to 10 weeks

1,216 3,204 20.3 24.7 977 2,440 20.2 23.9

11 to 14 weeks

572 1,525 9.5 11.8 482 1,216 10.0 11.9

15 weeks and over

2,126 4,511 35.4 34.8 1,868 3,804 38.6 37.2

15 to 26 weeks

860 2,516 14.3 19.4 746 2,059 15.4 20.1

27 weeks and over

1,266 1,995 21.1 15.4 1,122 1,745 23.2 17.1

27 to 51 weeks

504 1,267 8.4 9.8 447 1,104 9.2 10.8

52 weeks and over

762 728 12.7 5.6 675 642 13.9 6.3

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

21.6 16.5 - - 23.4 17.5 - -

Median duration, in weeks

9.1 9.7 - - 10.1 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 22, 2021