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
Aug.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,308 2,364 2,199 2,318 2,335 2,154 2,305 2,133 2,222

5 to 14 weeks

2,746 2,432 2,411 2,308 2,135 1,960 1,933 2,017 2,015

15 weeks and over

2,942 2,645 2,677 3,077 2,734 2,820 2,612 2,742 2,795

15 to 26 weeks

946 843 936 1,080 1,108 1,157 948 957 1,055

27 weeks and over

1,996 1,802 1,741 1,997 1,626 1,663 1,664 1,785 1,740

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

26.7 23.6 23.7 27.4 24.1 24.7 24.7 24.9 24.4

Median duration, in weeks

10.3 9.1 10.1 10.9 10.2 10.4 9.6 10.6 10.5

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

28.9 31.8 30.2 30.1 32.4 31.1 33.6 30.9 31.6

5 to 14 weeks

34.3 32.7 33.1 30.0 29.6 28.3 28.2 29.3 28.7

15 weeks and over

36.8 35.5 36.7 39.9 38.0 40.7 38.1 39.8 39.7

15 to 26 weeks

11.8 11.3 12.8 14.0 15.4 16.7 13.8 13.9 15.0

27 weeks and over

25.0 24.2 23.9 25.9 22.6 24.0 24.3 25.9 24.7

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

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