HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
30. Unemployed total and full-time workers by duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration of unemployment Total Full-time workers
Unemployed Percent distribution Unemployed Percent distribution
2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014

Total unemployed

11,460 9,617 100.0 100.0 9,726 8,055 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

2,584 2,471 22.5 25.7 1,908 1,821 19.6 22.6

5 to 14 weeks

2,759 2,432 24.1 25.3 2,287 2,020 23.5 25.1

5 to 10 weeks

1,780 1,608 15.5 16.7 1,447 1,314 14.9 16.3

11 to 14 weeks

979 824 8.5 8.6 840 706 8.6 8.8

15 weeks and over

6,117 4,714 53.4 49.0 5,531 4,214 56.9 52.3

15 to 26 weeks

1,807 1,497 15.8 15.6 1,591 1,308 16.4 16.2

27 weeks and over

4,310 3,218 37.6 33.5 3,940 2,906 40.5 36.1

27 to 51 weeks

1,339 1,005 11.7 10.4 1,220 909 12.5 11.3

52 weeks and over

2,971 2,213 25.9 23.0 2,720 1,998 28.0 24.8

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

36.5 33.7 - - 39.0 36.0 - -

Median duration, in weeks

17.0 14.0 - - 19.3 16.2 - -

NOTE: Full-time workers are unemployed persons looking for full-time work (35 hours or more per week) or on layoff from full-time jobs. 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 35,000).

 

Last Modified Date: February 12, 2015