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.
2018
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
Apr.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

1,782 1,868 1,585 2,121 2,126 2,325 2,194 2,126 1,904

5 to 14 weeks

1,666 2,017 1,572 1,975 2,027 2,013 1,810 1,815 1,842

15 weeks and over

2,483 2,496 2,231 2,330 2,203 2,153 2,214 2,256 2,084

15 to 26 weeks

1,158 1,111 997 1,018 897 902 942 950 854

27 weeks and over

1,325 1,385 1,234 1,311 1,306 1,252 1,271 1,305 1,230

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

24.2 22.9 24.2 23.0 21.8 20.5 21.7 22.2 22.9

Median duration, in weeks

11.9 10.8 11.2 9.8 9.1 8.9 9.3 9.6 9.4

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

30.1 29.3 29.4 33.0 33.4 35.8 35.3 34.3 32.7

5 to 14 weeks

28.1 31.6 29.2 30.7 31.9 31.0 29.1 29.3 31.6

15 weeks and over

41.9 39.1 41.4 36.3 34.7 33.2 35.6 36.4 35.7

15 to 26 weeks

19.5 17.4 18.5 15.9 14.1 13.9 15.2 15.3 14.6

27 weeks and over

22.3 21.7 22.9 20.4 20.5 19.3 20.4 21.1 21.1

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

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