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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration 2023 2024
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan.

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

1,942 2,294 2,279 1,867 2,080 2,065 2,007 2,224 2,053 2,269 2,069 2,191 2,140

5 to 14 weeks

1,795 1,838 1,765 1,920 1,863 1,850 1,741 1,913 2,043 1,836 2,060 1,791 1,848

15 weeks and over

2,002 1,863 1,847 1,837 2,043 2,022 2,160 2,296 2,288 2,370 2,150 2,350 2,144

15 to 26 weeks

929 812 797 748 911 905 956 970 985 1,079 931 1,104 867

27 weeks and over

1,073 1,051 1,050 1,089 1,132 1,117 1,205 1,326 1,303 1,291 1,220 1,245 1,277

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

20.4 19.3 19.5 20.8 21.2 20.7 20.6 20.4 21.4 21.6 19.5 22.3 20.8

Median duration, in weeks

9.8 8.9 8.4 8.7 8.9 8.8 8.9 8.8 9.1 8.6 9.0 9.7 9.6

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 38.3 38.7 33.2 34.7 34.8 34.0 34.6 32.2 35.0 33.0 34.6 34.9

5 to 14 weeks

31.3 30.7 30.0 34.1 31.1 31.2 29.5 29.7 32.0 28.4 32.8 28.3 30.1

15 weeks and over

34.9 31.1 31.4 32.7 34.1 34.1 36.6 35.7 35.8 36.6 34.2 37.1 35.0

15 to 26 weeks

16.2 13.6 13.5 13.3 15.2 15.2 16.2 15.1 15.4 16.7 14.8 17.4 14.1

27 weeks and over

18.7 17.5 17.8 19.4 18.9 18.8 20.4 20.6 20.4 19.9 19.4 19.7 20.8

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: February 02, 2024