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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
Sept.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,518 2,051 2,209 2,552 2,023 1,981 2,257 2,083 2,237

5 to 14 weeks

2,518 2,269 1,565 2,754 2,126 2,166 1,861 2,066 1,872

15 weeks and over

7,241 4,236 3,593 7,339 5,013 5,314 4,599 4,343 3,674

15 to 26 weeks

4,806 1,042 889 4,934 1,262 1,329 1,174 1,164 990

27 weeks and over

2,435 3,195 2,704 2,405 3,752 3,985 3,425 3,179 2,683

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

21.9 29.2 29.2 21.0 29.9 31.6 29.5 29.6 28.4

Median duration, in weeks

18.2 14.3 13.9 17.8 19.3 19.8 15.2 14.7 13.3

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

20.5 24.0 30.0 20.2 22.1 20.9 25.9 24.5 28.7

5 to 14 weeks

20.5 26.5 21.2 21.8 23.2 22.9 21.3 24.3 24.1

15 weeks and over

59.0 49.5 48.8 58.0 54.7 56.2 52.8 51.1 47.2

15 to 26 weeks

39.1 12.2 12.1 39.0 13.8 14.0 13.5 13.7 12.7

27 weeks and over

19.8 37.3 36.7 19.0 40.9 42.1 39.3 37.4 34.5

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.

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Last Modified Date: October 08, 2021