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
Nov.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,201 1,958 2,084 2,415 2,133 2,222 2,226 2,129 2,250

5 to 14 weeks

2,006 1,839 1,753 2,133 2,017 2,015 1,874 1,942 1,878

15 weeks and over

2,859 2,445 2,449 2,929 2,742 2,795 2,696 2,474 2,508

15 to 26 weeks

1,060 847 921 1,073 957 1,055 963 853 927

27 weeks and over

1,799 1,598 1,529 1,856 1,785 1,740 1,733 1,621 1,581

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

27.1 27.1 26.3 26.2 24.9 24.4 26.8 26.0 25.4

Median duration, in weeks

10.5 10.1 9.7 10.2 10.6 10.5 10.3 9.9 9.6

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

31.1 31.4 33.2 32.3 30.9 31.6 32.8 32.5 33.9

5 to 14 weeks

28.4 29.5 27.9 28.5 29.3 28.7 27.6 29.7 28.3

15 weeks and over

40.5 39.2 39.0 39.2 39.8 39.7 39.7 37.8 37.8

15 to 26 weeks

15.0 13.6 14.6 14.4 13.9 15.0 14.2 13.0 14.0

27 weeks and over

25.5 25.6 24.3 24.8 25.9 24.7 25.5 24.8 23.8

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

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