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

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,253 2,235 2,280 2,508 2,287 2,115 2,034 2,227 2,091 2,208 2,065 2,057 2,126

5 to 14 weeks

1,894 1,994 1,943 1,906 2,009 2,017 1,945 1,882 1,820 1,720 1,720 1,821 1,813

15 weeks and over

2,514 2,397 2,402 2,330 2,202 2,329 2,166 2,314 2,406 2,255 2,245 2,229 2,092

15 to 26 weeks

921 882 981 934 880 1,036 977 836 971 923 861 856 839

27 weeks and over

1,593 1,515 1,421 1,397 1,322 1,293 1,189 1,478 1,435 1,332 1,384 1,373 1,253

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

25.2 23.6 24.1 22.9 24.1 23.1 21.3 21.2 23.2 22.6 24.0 22.5 21.7

Median duration, in weeks

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

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

5 to 14 weeks

28.4 30.1 29.3 28.3 30.9 31.2 31.7 29.3 28.8 27.8 28.5 29.8 30.1

15 weeks and over

37.7 36.2 36.3 34.6 33.9 36.0 35.2 36.0 38.1 36.5 37.2 36.5 34.7

15 to 26 weeks

13.8 13.3 14.8 13.8 13.5 16.0 15.9 13.0 15.4 14.9 14.3 14.0 13.9

27 weeks and over

23.9 22.9 21.5 20.7 20.3 20.0 19.4 23.0 22.7 21.5 22.9 22.5 20.8

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

 

Last Modified Date: December 07, 2018