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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
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2022
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2022
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2022
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2022

Total, 16 years and over

8,556 6,256 100.0 100.0 7,075 5,086 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

2,051 2,162 24.0 34.6 1,514 1,590 21.4 31.3

5 to 14 weeks

2,269 2,175 26.5 34.8 1,793 1,811 25.3 35.6

5 to 10 weeks

1,515 1,491 17.7 23.8 1,175 1,236 16.6 24.3

11 to 14 weeks

754 684 8.8 10.9 618 575 8.7 11.3

15 weeks and over

4,236 1,919 49.5 30.7 3,768 1,684 53.3 33.1

15 to 26 weeks

1,042 683 12.2 10.9 905 574 12.8 11.3

27 weeks and over

3,195 1,236 37.3 19.8 2,863 1,110 40.5 21.8

27 to 51 weeks

829 397 9.7 6.4 786 372 11.1 7.3

52 weeks and over

2,366 839 27.6 13.4 2,077 738 29.4 14.5

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

29.2 22.1 - - 30.7 23.2 - -

Median duration, in weeks

14.3 8.6 - - 17.4 9.3 - -

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: September 02, 2022