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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-35. Unemployed total and full-time workers by duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration Total Full-time workers
Unemployed Percent distribution Unemployed Percent distribution
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2021

Total, 16 years and over

7,370 9,905 100.0 100.0 5,689 8,370 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

3,118 1,876 42.3 18.9 2,132 1,398 37.5 16.7

5 to 14 weeks

2,008 2,142 27.2 21.6 1,601 1,840 28.1 22.0

5 to 10 weeks

1,287 1,307 17.5 13.2 997 1,099 17.5 13.1

11 to 14 weeks

721 835 9.8 8.4 604 741 10.6 8.9

15 weeks and over

2,244 5,886 30.4 59.4 1,955 5,132 34.4 61.3

15 to 26 weeks

999 1,610 13.6 16.3 885 1,367 15.5 16.3

27 weeks and over

1,245 4,276 16.9 43.2 1,071 3,766 18.8 45.0

27 to 51 weeks

481 1,918 6.5 19.4 421 1,708 7.4 20.4

52 weeks and over

764 2,358 10.4 23.8 650 2,057 11.4 24.6

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

17.5 30.6 - - 18.8 31.6 - -

Median duration, in weeks

7.3 21.6 - - 8.9 23.1 - -

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

 

Last Modified Date: April 02, 2021