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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
Jan.
2023
Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Jan.
2023
Sept.
2023
Oct.
2023
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,358 2,102 2,559 1,942 2,053 2,269 2,069 2,191 2,140

5 to 14 weeks

1,965 1,619 2,022 1,795 2,043 1,836 2,060 1,791 1,848

15 weeks and over

2,055 2,185 2,196 2,002 2,288 2,370 2,150 2,350 2,144

15 to 26 weeks

926 1,000 882 929 985 1,079 931 1,104 867

27 weeks and over

1,129 1,185 1,314 1,073 1,303 1,291 1,220 1,245 1,277

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

19.1 21.9 19.5 20.4 21.4 21.6 19.5 22.3 20.8

Median duration, in weeks

8.4 9.0 8.3 9.8 9.1 8.6 9.0 9.7 9.6

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

37.0 35.6 37.8 33.8 32.2 35.0 33.0 34.6 34.9

5 to 14 weeks

30.8 27.4 29.8 31.3 32.0 28.4 32.8 28.3 30.1

15 weeks and over

32.2 37.0 32.4 34.9 35.8 36.6 34.2 37.1 35.0

15 to 26 weeks

14.5 16.9 13.0 16.2 15.4 16.7 14.8 17.4 14.1

27 weeks and over

17.7 20.1 19.4 18.7 20.4 19.9 19.4 19.7 20.8

NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to total unemployed in table A-1 because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

Last Modified Date: February 02, 2024