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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
Sept.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2019
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

1,820 2,283 2,518 1,869 3,875 2,838 3,202 2,281 2,552

5 to 14 weeks

1,588 3,442 2,518 1,778 14,814 11,496 5,169 3,134 2,732

15 weeks and over

2,057 8,018 7,241 2,124 2,242 3,294 7,986 8,140 7,323

15 to 26 weeks

737 6,381 4,806 806 1,078 1,903 6,484 6,517 4,918

27 weeks and over

1,320 1,637 2,435 1,318 1,164 1,391 1,501 1,624 2,405

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

23.0 19.7 21.9 21.7 9.9 15.7 17.9 20.2 20.7

Median duration, in weeks

9.8 16.2 18.2 9.4 7.7 13.6 15.0 16.7 17.8

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

33.3 16.6 20.5 32.4 18.5 16.1 19.6 16.8 20.2

5 to 14 weeks

29.1 25.0 20.5 30.8 70.8 65.2 31.6 23.1 21.7

15 weeks and over

37.6 58.3 59.0 36.8 10.7 18.7 48.8 60.1 58.1

15 to 26 weeks

13.5 46.4 39.1 14.0 5.2 10.8 39.6 48.1 39.0

27 weeks and over

24.1 11.9 19.8 22.8 5.6 7.9 9.2 12.0 19.1

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: October 05, 2020