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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
Jan.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,468 2,813 2,707 2,071 2,552 2,494 2,455 2,904 2,278

5 to 14 weeks

1,925 2,211 2,716 1,752 2,754 2,341 2,404 2,222 2,528

15 weeks and over

2,110 5,380 5,428 2,045 7,339 6,185 5,804 5,529 5,369

15 to 26 weeks

893 1,502 1,354 881 4,934 2,651 1,875 1,572 1,346

27 weeks and over

1,217 3,878 4,074 1,163 2,405 3,534 3,929 3,956 4,023

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

20.5 22.8 24.3 22.2 21.0 21.4 23.0 23.4 26.0

Median duration, in weeks

8.6 16.1 14.5 9.3 17.8 19.0 18.9 16.8 15.3

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

38.0 27.0 24.9 35.3 20.2 22.6 23.0 27.3 22.4

5 to 14 weeks

29.6 21.3 25.0 29.9 21.8 21.2 22.5 20.9 24.8

15 weeks and over

32.4 51.7 50.0 34.8 58.0 56.1 54.4 51.9 52.8

15 to 26 weeks

13.7 14.4 12.5 15.0 39.0 24.1 17.6 14.8 13.2

27 weeks and over

18.7 37.3 37.5 19.8 19.0 32.1 36.8 37.1 39.5

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.

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Last Modified Date: February 05, 2021