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
Apr.
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
Apr.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,164 2,000 1,953 2,573 2,379 2,468 2,566 2,334 2,335

5 to 14 weeks

1,749 2,269 1,735 2,155 2,156 2,089 2,138 2,109 2,135

15 weeks and over

3,499 3,016 2,868 3,340 3,030 3,043 2,858 2,802 2,734

15 to 26 weeks

1,390 1,255 1,206 1,281 1,199 1,192 1,057 1,115 1,108

27 weeks and over

2,109 1,761 1,662 2,059 1,831 1,850 1,801 1,687 1,626

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

29.8 26.1 25.7 27.7 26.0 25.1 25.1 25.3 24.1

Median duration, in weeks

13.2 11.6 12.1 11.2 10.3 10.2 10.0 10.3 10.2

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

29.2 27.5 29.8 31.9 31.4 32.5 33.9 32.2 32.4

5 to 14 weeks

23.6 31.1 26.5 26.7 28.5 27.5 28.3 29.1 29.6

15 weeks and over

47.2 41.4 43.7 41.4 40.0 40.0 37.8 38.7 38.0

15 to 26 weeks

18.8 17.2 18.4 15.9 15.8 15.7 14.0 15.4 15.4

27 weeks and over

28.5 24.2 25.4 25.5 24.2 24.4 23.8 23.3 22.6

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

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