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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.
2020
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

13,880 1,876 2,028 14,282 2,904 2,278 2,185 2,177 2,414

5 to 14 weeks

6,728 2,142 1,665 6,992 2,222 2,528 2,254 1,941 1,939

15 weeks and over

1,897 5,886 5,527 1,767 5,529 5,369 5,555 5,609 5,386

15 to 26 weeks

968 1,610 1,426 763 1,572 1,346 1,407 1,391 1,203

27 weeks and over

929 4,276 4,101 1,004 3,956 4,023 4,148 4,218 4,183

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

7.7 30.6 30.4 6.1 23.4 26.0 27.6 29.7 28.8

Median duration, in weeks

4.0 21.6 22.2 1.9 16.8 15.3 18.3 19.7 19.8

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

61.7 18.9 22.0 62.0 27.3 22.4 21.9 22.4 24.8

5 to 14 weeks

29.9 21.6 18.1 30.3 20.9 24.8 22.6 20.0 19.9

15 weeks and over

8.4 59.4 59.9 7.7 51.9 52.8 55.6 57.7 55.3

15 to 26 weeks

4.3 16.3 15.5 3.3 14.8 13.2 14.1 14.3 12.4

27 weeks and over

4.1 43.2 44.5 4.4 37.1 39.5 41.5 43.4 43.0

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 07, 2021