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.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,280 2,201 2,251 2,413 2,318 2,584 2,393 2,415 2,379

5 to 14 weeks

2,031 2,006 1,974 2,211 2,308 2,220 2,273 2,133 2,156

15 weeks and over

3,231 2,859 2,945 3,327 3,077 3,127 3,130 2,929 3,030

15 to 26 weeks

1,206 1,060 1,176 1,233 1,080 1,164 1,167 1,073 1,199

27 weeks and over

2,025 1,799 1,769 2,094 1,997 1,963 1,964 1,856 1,831

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

27.6 27.1 25.8 27.8 27.4 27.3 27.0 26.2 26.0

Median duration, in weeks

10.9 10.5 10.5 10.7 10.9 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.3

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

30.2 31.1 31.4 30.4 30.1 32.6 30.7 32.3 31.4

5 to 14 weeks

26.9 28.4 27.5 27.8 30.0 28.0 29.2 28.5 28.5

15 weeks and over

42.8 40.5 41.1 41.8 39.9 39.4 40.1 39.2 40.0

15 to 26 weeks

16.0 15.0 16.4 15.5 14.0 14.7 15.0 14.4 15.8

27 weeks and over

26.9 25.5 24.7 26.3 25.9 24.7 25.2 24.8 24.2

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

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