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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration 2019 2020
Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,116 1,906 2,158 1,949 2,222 2,218 1,869 1,978 2,026 2,065 2,059 2,013 3,542

5 to 14 weeks

1,812 1,835 1,572 1,832 1,795 1,746 1,778 1,747 1,753 1,730 1,755 1,803 1,794

15 weeks and over

2,242 2,087 2,120 2,189 2,079 2,082 2,124 2,144 2,083 1,998 2,053 1,927 1,971

15 to 26 weeks

936 860 822 776 909 831 806 884 865 812 887 825 808

27 weeks and over

1,305 1,227 1,298 1,413 1,170 1,251 1,318 1,259 1,219 1,186 1,166 1,102 1,164

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

22.2 22.8 24.1 22.1 19.7 22.1 21.7 21.6 20.2 20.8 21.9 20.9 17.1

Median duration, in weeks

9.5 9.3 9.1 9.4 9.0 9.0 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 9.3 9.1 7.0

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

34.3 32.7 36.9 32.6 36.4 36.7 32.4 33.7 34.6 35.6 35.1 35.1 48.5

5 to 14 weeks

29.4 31.5 26.9 30.7 29.5 28.9 30.8 29.8 29.9 29.9 29.9 31.4 24.5

15 weeks and over

36.3 35.8 36.2 36.7 34.1 34.4 36.8 36.5 35.5 34.5 35.0 33.6 27.0

15 to 26 weeks

15.2 14.8 14.0 13.0 14.9 13.7 14.0 15.1 14.7 14.0 15.1 14.4 11.1

27 weeks and over

21.2 21.1 22.2 23.7 19.2 20.7 22.8 21.5 20.8 20.5 19.9 19.2 15.9

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to total unemployed 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: April 03, 2020