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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
Feb.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Feb.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,085 2,468 1,939 2,169 1,978 2,026 2,065 2,059 2,013

5 to 14 weeks

2,137 1,925 2,161 1,809 1,747 1,753 1,730 1,755 1,803

15 weeks and over

2,403 2,110 2,117 2,207 2,144 2,083 1,998 2,053 1,927

15 to 26 weeks

1,031 893 932 928 884 865 812 887 825

27 weeks and over

1,371 1,217 1,185 1,279 1,259 1,219 1,186 1,166 1,102

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

21.5 20.5 20.4 22.0 21.6 20.2 20.8 21.9 20.9

Median duration, in weeks

9.5 8.6 9.3 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 9.3 9.1

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

31.5 38.0 31.2 35.1 33.7 34.6 35.6 35.1 35.1

5 to 14 weeks

32.3 29.6 34.8 29.3 29.8 29.9 29.9 29.9 31.4

15 weeks and over

36.3 32.4 34.1 35.7 36.5 35.5 34.5 35.0 33.6

15 to 26 weeks

15.6 13.7 15.0 15.0 15.1 14.7 14.0 15.1 14.4

27 weeks and over

20.7 18.7 19.1 20.7 21.5 20.8 20.5 19.9 19.2

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.

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Last Modified Date: March 06, 2020