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
Feb.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,145 2,780 2,185 2,388 2,455 2,505 2,375 2,383 2,431

5 to 14 weeks

3,091 2,468 2,662 2,558 2,322 2,378 2,293 2,318 2,223

15 weeks and over

5,657 4,250 4,248 5,402 4,321 4,225 4,059 4,180 4,044

15 to 26 weeks

1,771 1,396 1,485 1,597 1,416 1,403 1,274 1,380 1,335

27 weeks and over

3,886 2,853 2,763 3,804 2,904 2,822 2,785 2,800 2,709

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

36.3 30.3 31.1 36.9 32.9 33.0 32.8 32.3 31.7

Median duration, in weeks

16.0 12.3 13.1 16.2 13.5 12.8 12.6 13.4 13.1

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

19.7 29.3 24.0 23.1 27.0 27.5 27.2 26.8 27.9

5 to 14 weeks

28.4 26.0 29.3 24.7 25.5 26.1 26.3 26.1 25.6

15 weeks and over

51.9 44.7 46.7 52.2 47.5 46.4 46.5 47.1 46.5

15 to 26 weeks

16.3 14.7 16.3 15.4 15.6 15.4 14.6 15.5 15.4

27 weeks and over

35.7 30.0 30.4 36.8 31.9 31.0 31.9 31.5 31.1

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

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