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

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,019 2,218 2,092 2,199 2,065 2,062 2,128 2,126 2,325 2,194 2,126 1,904 2,147

5 to 14 weeks

1,906 1,865 1,818 1,722 1,751 1,845 1,842 2,027 2,013 1,810 1,815 1,842 1,559

15 weeks and over

2,164 2,329 2,377 2,247 2,240 2,229 2,124 2,203 2,153 2,214 2,256 2,084 2,097

15 to 26 weeks

967 862 959 927 861 859 865 897 902 942 950 854 799

27 weeks and over

1,197 1,467 1,418 1,320 1,379 1,370 1,259 1,306 1,252 1,271 1,305 1,230 1,298

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

21.3 21.2 23.1 22.6 24.1 22.4 21.7 21.8 20.5 21.7 22.2 22.9 24.1

Median duration, in weeks

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

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

33.2 34.6 33.3 35.7 34.1 33.6 34.9 33.4 35.8 35.3 34.3 32.7 37.0

5 to 14 weeks

31.3 29.1 28.9 27.9 28.9 30.1 30.2 31.9 31.0 29.1 29.3 31.6 26.9

15 weeks and over

35.5 36.3 37.8 36.4 37.0 36.3 34.9 34.7 33.2 35.6 36.4 35.7 36.1

15 to 26 weeks

15.9 13.4 15.2 15.0 14.2 14.0 14.2 14.1 13.9 15.2 15.3 14.6 13.8

27 weeks and over

19.7 22.9 22.6 21.4 22.8 22.3 20.7 20.5 19.3 20.4 21.1 21.1 22.4

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

 

Last Modified Date: June 07, 2019