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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.
2021
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022
Apr.
2021
Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,028 2,003 1,895 2,400 1,977 2,417 2,131 2,289 2,227

5 to 14 weeks

1,665 1,850 1,344 1,981 1,571 1,607 1,800 1,684 1,617

15 weeks and over

5,527 2,315 2,219 5,348 2,788 2,507 2,437 1,999 2,033

15 to 26 weeks

1,426 830 814 1,160 780 816 735 571 551

27 weeks and over

4,101 1,486 1,405 4,187 2,008 1,691 1,702 1,428 1,483

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

30.4 24.9 26.6 28.5 28.6 24.6 26.6 24.2 25.0

Median duration, in weeks

22.2 10.0 10.4 19.4 12.9 10.1 9.6 7.5 7.5

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

22.0 32.5 34.7 24.7 31.2 37.0 33.5 38.3 37.9

5 to 14 weeks

18.1 30.0 24.6 20.4 24.8 24.6 28.3 28.2 27.5

15 weeks and over

59.9 37.5 40.7 55.0 44.0 38.4 38.3 33.5 34.6

15 to 26 weeks

15.5 13.4 14.9 11.9 12.3 12.5 11.5 9.6 9.4

27 weeks and over

44.5 24.1 25.7 43.0 31.7 25.9 26.7 23.9 25.2

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.

Last Modified Date: May 06, 2022