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
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,144 1,974 2,050 2,230 2,199 2,065 2,062 2,128 2,126

5 to 14 weeks

1,848 1,670 1,901 1,984 1,722 1,751 1,845 1,842 2,027

15 weeks and over

2,287 2,005 2,078 2,404 2,247 2,240 2,229 2,124 2,203

15 to 26 weeks

867 817 859 892 927 861 859 865 897

27 weeks and over

1,420 1,188 1,219 1,511 1,320 1,379 1,370 1,259 1,306

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

23.5 22.7 21.5 23.8 22.6 24.1 22.4 21.7 21.8

Median duration, in weeks

8.8 8.9 8.9 8.9 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.0 9.1

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

34.1 34.9 34.0 33.7 35.7 34.1 33.6 34.9 33.4

5 to 14 weeks

29.4 29.6 31.5 30.0 27.9 28.9 30.1 30.2 31.9

15 weeks and over

36.4 35.5 34.5 36.3 36.4 37.0 36.3 34.9 34.7

15 to 26 weeks

13.8 14.5 14.2 13.5 15.0 14.2 14.0 14.2 14.1

27 weeks and over

22.6 21.0 20.2 22.8 21.4 22.8 22.3 20.7 20.5

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

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