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.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2016
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,562 2,199 2,227 2,584 2,154 2,305 2,133 2,222 2,226

5 to 14 weeks

2,092 2,411 1,740 2,220 1,960 1,933 2,017 2,015 1,874

15 weeks and over

3,004 2,677 2,589 3,127 2,820 2,612 2,742 2,795 2,696

15 to 26 weeks

1,083 936 889 1,164 1,157 948 957 1,055 963

27 weeks and over

1,921 1,741 1,700 1,963 1,663 1,664 1,785 1,740 1,733

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

27.2 23.7 26.9 27.3 24.7 24.7 24.9 24.4 26.8

Median duration, in weeks

10.2 10.1 10.3 10.3 10.4 9.6 10.6 10.5 10.3

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

33.5 30.2 34.0 32.6 31.1 33.6 30.9 31.6 32.8

5 to 14 weeks

27.3 33.1 26.5 28.0 28.3 28.2 29.3 28.7 27.6

15 weeks and over

39.2 36.7 39.5 39.4 40.7 38.1 39.8 39.7 39.7

15 to 26 weeks

14.1 12.8 13.6 14.7 16.7 13.8 13.9 15.0 14.2

27 weeks and over

25.1 23.9 25.9 24.7 24.0 24.3 25.9 24.7 25.5

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

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