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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
Apr.
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

1,585 3,118 13,880 1,906 2,065 2,059 2,013 3,542 14,283

5 to 14 weeks

1,572 2,008 6,728 1,835 1,730 1,755 1,803 1,794 7,004

15 weeks and over

2,231 2,244 1,897 2,087 1,998 2,053 1,927 1,971 1,772

15 to 26 weeks

997 999 968 860 812 887 825 808 833

27 weeks and over

1,234 1,245 929 1,227 1,186 1,166 1,102 1,164 939

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

24.2 17.5 7.7 22.8 20.8 21.9 20.9 17.1 6.1

Median duration, in weeks

11.2 7.3 4.0 9.3 9.0 9.3 9.1 7.0 2.0

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

29.4 42.3 61.7 32.7 35.6 35.1 35.1 48.5 61.9

5 to 14 weeks

29.2 27.2 29.9 31.5 29.9 29.9 31.4 24.5 30.4

15 weeks and over

41.4 30.4 8.4 35.8 34.5 35.0 33.6 27.0 7.7

15 to 26 weeks

18.5 13.6 4.3 14.8 14.0 15.1 14.4 11.1 3.6

27 weeks and over

22.9 16.9 4.1 21.1 20.5 19.9 19.2 15.9 4.1

NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to total unemployed in table A-1 because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: May 11, 2020