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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
Dec.
2021
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022
Dec.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

1,884 2,051 2,128 1,989 2,227 2,158 2,215 2,244 2,233

5 to 14 weeks

1,453 1,562 1,490 1,593 1,797 1,643 1,774 1,694 1,639

15 weeks and over

2,626 1,910 1,733 2,788 2,052 1,990 1,987 2,036 1,895

15 to 26 weeks

722 716 749 799 887 901 817 821 826

27 weeks and over

1,905 1,194 984 1,989 1,165 1,089 1,169 1,215 1,069

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

27.6 22.0 19.1 28.1 22.3 20.3 20.8 21.4 19.5

Median duration, in weeks

10.8 8.7 7.5 12.3 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.8 8.9

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

31.6 37.1 39.8 31.2 36.6 37.3 37.1 37.6 38.7

5 to 14 weeks

24.4 28.3 27.8 25.0 29.6 28.4 29.7 28.4 28.4

15 weeks and over

44.0 34.6 32.4 43.8 33.8 34.4 33.2 34.1 32.9

15 to 26 weeks

12.1 13.0 14.0 12.5 14.6 15.6 13.7 13.7 14.3

27 weeks and over

31.9 21.6 18.4 31.2 19.2 18.8 19.6 20.3 18.5

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.

Last Modified Date: January 06, 2023