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
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
May
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,243 1,953 2,106 2,197 2,468 2,566 2,334 2,335 2,154

5 to 14 weeks

1,850 1,735 1,592 2,251 2,089 2,138 2,109 2,135 1,960

15 weeks and over

3,113 2,868 2,874 3,068 3,043 2,858 2,802 2,734 2,820

15 to 26 weeks

1,219 1,206 1,213 1,174 1,192 1,057 1,115 1,108 1,157

27 weeks and over

1,894 1,662 1,661 1,893 1,850 1,801 1,687 1,626 1,663

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

27.8 25.7 25.7 26.7 25.1 25.1 25.3 24.1 24.7

Median duration, in weeks

11.4 12.1 11.3 10.6 10.2 10.0 10.3 10.2 10.4

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

31.1 29.8 32.0 29.2 32.5 33.9 32.2 32.4 31.1

5 to 14 weeks

25.7 26.5 24.2 30.0 27.5 28.3 29.1 29.6 28.3

15 weeks and over

43.2 43.7 43.7 40.8 40.0 37.8 38.7 38.0 40.7

15 to 26 weeks

16.9 18.4 18.5 15.6 15.7 14.0 15.4 15.4 16.7

27 weeks and over

26.3 25.4 25.3 25.2 24.4 23.8 23.3 22.6 24.0

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

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