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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.
2018
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2018
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

1,866 1,820 1,755 2,062 1,961 2,201 2,207 1,868 1,968

5 to 14 weeks

1,734 1,588 1,651 1,845 1,830 1,797 1,757 1,781 1,749

15 weeks and over

2,171 2,057 2,104 2,229 2,182 2,071 2,078 2,132 2,163

15 to 26 weeks

824 737 856 859 769 905 835 819 899

27 weeks and over

1,347 1,320 1,249 1,370 1,414 1,166 1,243 1,314 1,264

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

23.8 23.0 23.1 22.4 22.2 19.6 22.1 22.0 21.8

Median duration, in weeks

9.9 9.8 9.8 9.4 9.6 8.9 8.9 9.4 9.3

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

32.3 33.3 31.9 33.6 32.8 36.3 36.5 32.3 33.5

5 to 14 weeks

30.0 29.1 30.0 30.1 30.6 29.6 29.1 30.8 29.7

15 weeks and over

37.6 37.6 38.2 36.3 36.5 34.1 34.4 36.9 36.8

15 to 26 weeks

14.3 13.5 15.5 14.0 12.9 14.9 13.8 14.2 15.3

27 weeks and over

23.3 24.1 22.7 22.3 23.7 19.2 20.6 22.7 21.5

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

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Last Modified Date: November 01, 2019