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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
2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021

Total unemployed

12,947 8,623 100.0 100.0 10,222 7,246 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

3,708 2,140 28.6 24.8 2,762 1,586 27.0 21.9

5 to 14 weeks

4,728 1,981 36.5 23.0 3,656 1,651 35.8 22.8

5 to 10 weeks

3,204 1,325 24.7 15.4 2,440 1,088 23.9 15.0

11 to 14 weeks

1,525 657 11.8 7.6 1,216 563 11.9 7.8

15 weeks and over

4,511 4,501 34.8 52.2 3,804 4,008 37.2 55.3

15 to 26 weeks

2,516 1,164 19.4 13.5 2,059 1,029 20.1 14.2

27 weeks and over

1,995 3,337 15.4 38.7 1,745 2,979 17.1 41.1

27 to 51 weeks

1,267 1,341 9.8 15.6 1,104 1,204 10.8 16.6

52 weeks and over

728 1,996 5.6 23.2 642 1,775 6.3 24.5

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

16.5 28.7 - - 17.5 30.1 - -

Median duration, in weeks

9.7 16.5 - - 10.3 19.1 - -

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 20, 2022