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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
Aug.
2021
July
2022
Aug.
2022
Aug.
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022
June
2022
July
2022
Aug.
2022

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,051 2,373 2,162 2,110 2,227 2,066 2,262 2,080 2,223

5 to 14 weeks

2,269 2,179 2,175 1,927 1,617 1,767 1,552 1,772 1,807

15 weeks and over

4,236 1,703 1,919 4,353 2,033 2,017 2,089 1,785 2,022

15 to 26 weeks

1,042 557 683 1,248 551 661 753 718 885

27 weeks and over

3,195 1,145 1,236 3,105 1,483 1,356 1,336 1,067 1,137

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

29.2 21.0 22.1 29.4 25.0 22.5 22.3 22.1 22.3

Median duration, in weeks

14.3 7.5 8.6 14.2 7.5 9.6 8.5 8.5 8.5

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

24.0 37.9 34.6 25.1 37.9 35.3 38.3 36.9 36.7

5 to 14 weeks

26.5 34.8 34.8 23.0 27.5 30.2 26.3 31.4 29.9

15 weeks and over

49.5 27.2 30.7 51.9 34.6 34.5 35.4 31.7 33.4

15 to 26 weeks

12.2 8.9 10.9 14.9 9.4 11.3 12.8 12.7 14.6

27 weeks and over

37.3 18.3 19.8 37.0 25.2 23.2 22.6 18.9 18.8

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: September 02, 2022