HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration 2017 2018
Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept.

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,223 2,128 2,253 2,235 2,280 2,508 2,287 2,115 2,034 2,227 2,091 2,208 2,065

5 to 14 weeks

1,879 1,943 1,894 1,994 1,943 1,906 2,009 2,017 1,945 1,882 1,820 1,720 1,720

15 weeks and over

2,695 2,500 2,514 2,397 2,402 2,330 2,202 2,329 2,166 2,314 2,406 2,255 2,245

15 to 26 weeks

962 856 921 882 981 934 880 1,036 977 836 971 923 861

27 weeks and over

1,733 1,645 1,593 1,515 1,421 1,397 1,322 1,293 1,189 1,478 1,435 1,332 1,384

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

26.6 25.8 25.2 23.6 24.1 22.9 24.1 23.1 21.3 21.2 23.2 22.6 24.0

Median duration, in weeks

10.1 9.8 9.5 9.1 9.4 9.3 9.1 9.8 9.2 8.9 9.5 9.1 9.2

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

32.7 32.4 33.8 33.7 34.4 37.2 35.2 32.7 33.1 34.7 33.1 35.7 34.3

5 to 14 weeks

27.6 29.6 28.4 30.1 29.3 28.3 30.9 31.2 31.7 29.3 28.8 27.8 28.5

15 weeks and over

39.7 38.0 37.7 36.2 36.3 34.6 33.9 36.0 35.2 36.0 38.1 36.5 37.2

15 to 26 weeks

14.2 13.0 13.8 13.3 14.8 13.8 13.5 16.0 15.9 13.0 15.4 14.9 14.3

27 weeks and over

25.5 25.0 23.9 22.9 21.5 20.7 20.3 20.0 19.4 23.0 22.7 21.5 22.9

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

 

Last Modified Date: October 05, 2018