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
Oct.
2017
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2017
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

1,958 2,043 1,866 2,128 2,227 2,091 2,208 2,065 2,057

5 to 14 weeks

1,839 1,566 1,734 1,943 1,882 1,820 1,720 1,720 1,821

15 weeks and over

2,445 2,157 2,171 2,500 2,314 2,406 2,255 2,245 2,229

15 to 26 weeks

847 790 824 856 836 971 923 861 856

27 weeks and over

1,598 1,366 1,347 1,645 1,478 1,435 1,332 1,384 1,373

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

27.1 24.7 23.8 25.8 21.2 23.2 22.6 24.0 22.5

Median duration, in weeks

10.1 9.4 9.9 9.8 8.9 9.5 9.1 9.2 9.4

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

31.4 35.4 32.3 32.4 34.7 33.1 35.7 34.3 33.7

5 to 14 weeks

29.5 27.2 30.0 29.6 29.3 28.8 27.8 28.5 29.8

15 weeks and over

39.2 37.4 37.6 38.0 36.0 38.1 36.5 37.2 36.5

15 to 26 weeks

13.6 13.7 14.3 13.0 13.0 15.4 14.9 14.3 14.0

27 weeks and over

25.6 23.7 23.3 25.0 23.0 22.7 21.5 22.9 22.5

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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