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.
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
Apr.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

1,953 1,994 1,782 2,300 2,235 2,280 2,508 2,287 2,115

5 to 14 weeks

1,735 2,203 1,666 2,140 1,994 1,943 1,906 2,009 2,017

15 weeks and over

2,868 2,475 2,483 2,719 2,397 2,402 2,330 2,202 2,329

15 to 26 weeks

1,206 1,059 1,158 1,087 882 981 934 880 1,036

27 weeks and over

1,662 1,416 1,325 1,633 1,515 1,421 1,397 1,322 1,293

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

25.7 24.8 24.2 24.3 23.6 24.1 22.9 24.1 23.1

Median duration, in weeks

12.1 10.2 11.9 10.3 9.1 9.4 9.3 9.1 9.8

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

29.8 29.9 30.1 32.1 33.7 34.4 37.2 35.2 32.7

5 to 14 weeks

26.5 33.0 28.1 29.9 30.1 29.3 28.3 30.9 31.2

15 weeks and over

43.7 37.1 41.9 38.0 36.2 36.3 34.6 33.9 36.0

15 to 26 weeks

18.4 15.9 19.5 15.2 13.3 14.8 13.8 13.5 16.0

27 weeks and over

25.4 21.2 22.3 22.8 22.9 21.5 20.7 20.3 20.0

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

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