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.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Feb.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,307 2,751 2,085 2,458 2,062 2,128 2,126 2,325 2,194

5 to 14 weeks

2,253 2,169 2,137 1,900 1,845 1,842 2,027 2,013 1,810

15 weeks and over

2,532 2,221 2,403 2,336 2,229 2,124 2,203 2,153 2,214

15 to 26 weeks

1,024 905 1,031 933 859 865 897 902 942

27 weeks and over

1,507 1,316 1,371 1,403 1,370 1,259 1,306 1,252 1,271

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

22.7 19.2 21.5 22.9 22.4 21.7 21.8 20.5 21.7

Median duration, in weeks

9.4 8.3 9.5 9.3 9.4 9.0 9.1 8.9 9.3

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

32.5 38.5 31.5 36.7 33.6 34.9 33.4 35.8 35.3

5 to 14 weeks

31.8 30.4 32.3 28.4 30.1 30.2 31.9 31.0 29.1

15 weeks and over

35.7 31.1 36.3 34.9 36.3 34.9 34.7 33.2 35.6

15 to 26 weeks

14.4 12.7 15.6 13.9 14.0 14.2 14.1 13.9 15.2

27 weeks and over

21.3 18.4 20.7 21.0 22.3 20.7 20.5 19.3 20.4

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

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