HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration 2018 2019
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan.

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,271 2,458 2,266 2,121 2,019 2,218 2,092 2,199 2,065 2,062 2,128 2,126 2,325

5 to 14 weeks

1,927 1,900 1,976 1,975 1,906 1,865 1,818 1,722 1,751 1,845 1,842 2,027 2,013

15 weeks and over

2,387 2,336 2,237 2,330 2,164 2,329 2,377 2,247 2,240 2,229 2,124 2,203 2,153

15 to 26 weeks

959 933 900 1,018 967 862 959 927 861 859 865 897 902

27 weeks and over

1,428 1,403 1,337 1,311 1,197 1,467 1,418 1,320 1,379 1,370 1,259 1,306 1,252

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

23.9 22.9 24.2 23.0 21.3 21.2 23.1 22.6 24.1 22.4 21.7 21.8 20.5

Median duration, in weeks

9.4 9.3 9.2 9.8 9.3 9.0 9.6 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.0 9.1 8.9

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

34.5 36.7 35.0 33.0 33.2 34.6 33.3 35.7 34.1 33.6 34.9 33.4 35.8

5 to 14 weeks

29.3 28.4 30.5 30.7 31.3 29.1 28.9 27.9 28.9 30.1 30.2 31.9 31.0

15 weeks and over

36.3 34.9 34.5 36.3 35.5 36.3 37.8 36.4 37.0 36.3 34.9 34.7 33.2

15 to 26 weeks

14.6 13.9 13.9 15.9 15.9 13.4 15.2 15.0 14.2 14.0 14.2 14.1 13.9

27 weeks and over

21.7 21.0 20.6 20.4 19.7 22.9 22.6 21.4 22.8 22.3 20.7 20.5 19.3

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 01, 2019