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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
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2021
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2021
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2021
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2021

Total, 16 years and over

10,620 6,896 100.0 100.0 8,782 5,686 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

2,300 1,884 21.7 27.3 1,683 1,281 19.2 22.5

5 to 14 weeks

2,198 1,762 20.7 25.5 1,822 1,448 20.7 25.5

5 to 10 weeks

1,401 1,187 13.2 17.2 1,127 957 12.8 16.8

11 to 14 weeks

797 574 7.5 8.3 695 492 7.9 8.7

15 weeks and over

6,122 3,251 57.6 47.1 5,277 2,957 60.1 52.0

15 to 26 weeks

2,570 919 24.2 13.3 2,215 820 25.2 14.4

27 weeks and over

3,552 2,332 33.4 33.8 3,062 2,137 34.9 37.6

27 to 51 weeks

2,754 660 25.9 9.6 2,323 604 26.5 10.6

52 weeks and over

798 1,672 7.5 24.2 738 1,532 8.4 27.0

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

22.7 27.7 - - 23.6 30.3 - -

Median duration, in weeks

19.9 13.1 - - 21.4 16.3 - -

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: November 05, 2021