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.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,251 2,084 2,144 2,359 2,221 2,223 2,128 2,253 2,235

5 to 14 weeks

1,974 1,753 1,848 2,136 1,996 1,879 1,943 1,894 1,994

15 weeks and over

2,945 2,449 2,287 3,060 2,802 2,695 2,500 2,514 2,397

15 to 26 weeks

1,176 921 867 1,191 1,067 962 856 921 882

27 weeks and over

1,769 1,529 1,420 1,869 1,735 1,733 1,645 1,593 1,515

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

25.8 26.3 23.5 25.9 24.3 26.6 25.8 25.2 23.6

Median duration, in weeks

10.5 9.7 8.8 10.8 10.3 10.1 9.8 9.5 9.1

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

31.4 33.2 34.1 31.2 31.6 32.7 32.4 33.8 33.7

5 to 14 weeks

27.5 27.9 29.4 28.3 28.4 27.6 29.6 28.4 30.1

15 weeks and over

41.1 39.0 36.4 40.5 39.9 39.7 38.0 37.7 36.2

15 to 26 weeks

16.4 14.6 13.8 15.8 15.2 14.2 13.0 13.8 13.3

27 weeks and over

24.7 24.3 22.6 24.7 24.7 25.5 25.0 23.9 22.9

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

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