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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
Dec.
2020
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,813 1,791 1,884 2,906 2,110 2,227 2,051 1,985 1,977

5 to 14 weeks

2,211 1,575 1,453 2,344 1,927 1,727 1,876 1,703 1,571

15 weeks and over

5,380 2,936 2,626 5,542 4,353 3,711 3,340 3,063 2,788

15 to 26 weeks

1,502 805 722 1,563 1,248 1,047 1,001 870 780

27 weeks and over

3,878 2,131 1,905 3,979 3,105 2,664 2,339 2,193 2,008

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

22.8 29.6 27.6 23.7 29.4 28.3 26.9 29.1 28.6

Median duration, in weeks

16.1 12.8 10.8 17.9 14.2 13.7 13.0 13.4 12.9

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

27.0 28.4 31.6 26.9 25.1 29.1 28.2 29.4 31.2

5 to 14 weeks

21.3 25.0 24.4 21.7 23.0 22.5 25.8 25.2 24.8

15 weeks and over

51.7 46.6 44.0 51.4 51.9 48.4 46.0 45.4 44.0

15 to 26 weeks

14.4 12.8 12.1 14.5 14.9 13.7 13.8 12.9 12.3

27 weeks and over

37.3 33.8 31.9 36.9 37.0 34.8 32.2 32.5 31.7

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.

Last Modified Date: January 07, 2022