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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
Dec.
2018
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,050 1,871 2,001 2,117 2,218 1,869 1,978 2,026 2,065

5 to 14 weeks

1,901 1,609 1,651 2,007 1,746 1,778 1,747 1,753 1,730

15 weeks and over

2,078 1,962 1,852 2,210 2,082 2,124 2,144 2,083 1,998

15 to 26 weeks

859 818 755 899 831 806 884 865 812

27 weeks and over

1,219 1,143 1,097 1,311 1,251 1,318 1,259 1,219 1,186

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

21.5 20.8 20.3 22.0 22.1 21.7 21.6 20.2 20.8

Median duration, in weeks

8.9 9.3 8.4 9.4 9.0 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

34.0 34.4 36.4 33.4 36.7 32.4 33.7 34.6 35.6

5 to 14 weeks

31.5 29.6 30.0 31.7 28.9 30.8 29.8 29.9 29.9

15 weeks and over

34.5 36.1 33.6 34.9 34.4 36.8 36.5 35.5 34.5

15 to 26 weeks

14.2 15.0 13.7 14.2 13.7 14.0 15.1 14.7 14.0

27 weeks and over

20.2 21.0 19.9 20.7 20.7 22.8 21.5 20.8 20.5

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: January 10, 2020