Table A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Aug.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,183 2,387 2,216 2,199 1,904 2,147 1,961 2,201 2,207

5 to 14 weeks

2,037 2,164 2,009 1,722 1,842 1,559 1,830 1,797 1,757

15 weeks and over

2,149 2,005 1,978 2,247 2,084 2,097 2,182 2,071 2,078

15 to 26 weeks

809 773 708 927 854 799 769 905 835

27 weeks and over

1,341 1,232 1,270 1,320 1,230 1,298 1,414 1,166 1,243

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

22.2 18.7 21.7 22.6 22.9 24.1 22.2 19.6 22.1

Median duration, in weeks

9.0 7.9 8.6 9.2 9.4 9.1 9.6 8.9 8.9

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

34.3 36.4 35.7 35.7 32.7 37.0 32.8 36.3 36.5

5 to 14 weeks

32.0 33.0 32.4 27.9 31.6 26.9 30.6 29.6 29.1

15 weeks and over

33.7 30.6 31.9 36.4 35.7 36.1 36.5 34.1 34.4

15 to 26 weeks

12.7 11.8 11.4 15.0 14.6 13.8 12.9 14.9 13.8

27 weeks and over

21.0 18.8 20.5 21.4 21.1 22.4 23.7 19.2 20.6

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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