Table A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Sept.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Sept.
2013
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,588 2,664 2,341 2,571 2,559 2,410 2,587 2,609 2,383

5 to 14 weeks

2,527 2,802 2,379 2,685 2,390 2,416 2,431 2,449 2,508

15 weeks and over

5,770 4,321 4,242 5,927 4,814 4,553 4,566 4,450 4,371

15 to 26 weeks

1,683 1,354 1,332 1,802 1,441 1,472 1,412 1,486 1,416

27 weeks and over

4,087 2,967 2,910 4,125 3,374 3,081 3,155 2,963 2,954

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

37.6 31.2 32.1 36.8 34.5 33.5 32.4 31.7 31.5

Median duration, in weeks

16.6 12.0 13.5 16.4 14.6 13.1 13.3 13.2 13.3

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

23.8 27.2 26.1 23.0 26.2 25.7 27.0 27.4 25.7

5 to 14 weeks

23.2 28.6 26.5 24.0 24.5 25.8 25.4 25.8 27.1

15 weeks and over

53.0 44.1 47.3 53.0 49.3 48.5 47.6 46.8 47.2

15 to 26 weeks

15.5 13.8 14.9 16.1 14.8 15.7 14.7 15.6 15.3

27 weeks and over

37.6 30.3 32.5 36.9 34.6 32.8 32.9 31.2 31.9

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: October 03, 2014