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
Feb.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,057 2,824 2,327 2,308 2,393 2,415 2,379 2,468 2,566

5 to 14 weeks

2,636 2,216 2,522 2,237 2,273 2,133 2,156 2,089 2,138

15 weeks and over

3,525 3,109 3,038 3,299 3,130 2,929 3,030 3,043 2,858

15 to 26 weeks

1,277 1,201 1,160 1,140 1,167 1,073 1,199 1,192 1,057

27 weeks and over

2,248 1,908 1,878 2,159 1,964 1,856 1,831 1,850 1,801

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

29.0 23.7 25.1 28.9 27.0 26.2 26.0 25.1 25.1

Median duration, in weeks

11.7 9.6 10.3 11.3 10.2 10.2 10.3 10.2 10.0

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

25.0 34.6 29.5 29.4 30.7 32.3 31.4 32.5 33.9

5 to 14 weeks

32.1 27.2 32.0 28.5 29.2 28.5 28.5 27.5 28.3

15 weeks and over

42.9 38.2 38.5 42.1 40.1 39.2 40.0 40.0 37.8

15 to 26 weeks

15.5 14.7 14.7 14.5 15.0 14.4 15.8 15.7 14.0

27 weeks and over

27.4 23.4 23.8 27.5 25.2 24.8 24.2 24.4 23.8

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

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