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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 2021 2022
Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,400 1,974 1,972 2,246 2,110 2,227 2,051 1,985 1,977 2,417 2,131 2,289 2,227

5 to 14 weeks

1,981 2,218 2,182 1,794 1,927 1,727 1,876 1,703 1,571 1,607 1,800 1,684 1,617

15 weeks and over

5,348 4,995 5,311 4,615 4,353 3,711 3,340 3,063 2,788 2,507 2,437 1,999 2,033

15 to 26 weeks

1,160 1,230 1,338 1,203 1,248 1,047 1,001 870 780 816 735 571 551

27 weeks and over

4,187 3,765 3,973 3,411 3,105 2,664 2,339 2,193 2,008 1,691 1,702 1,428 1,483

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

28.5 29.4 31.6 29.4 29.4 28.3 26.9 29.1 28.6 24.6 26.6 24.2 25.0

Median duration, in weeks

19.4 19.3 19.6 14.4 14.2 13.7 13.0 13.4 12.9 10.1 9.6 7.5 7.5

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

24.7 21.5 20.8 26.0 25.1 29.1 28.2 29.4 31.2 37.0 33.5 38.3 37.9

5 to 14 weeks

20.4 24.1 23.1 20.7 23.0 22.5 25.8 25.2 24.8 24.6 28.3 28.2 27.5

15 weeks and over

55.0 54.4 56.1 53.3 51.9 48.4 46.0 45.4 44.0 38.4 38.3 33.5 34.6

15 to 26 weeks

11.9 13.4 14.1 13.9 14.9 13.7 13.8 12.9 12.3 12.5 11.5 9.6 9.4

27 weeks and over

43.0 41.0 42.0 39.4 37.0 34.8 32.2 32.5 31.7 25.9 26.7 23.9 25.2

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: May 06, 2022