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
Oct.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,585 2,341 2,283 2,794 2,410 2,587 2,609 2,383 2,473

5 to 14 weeks

2,460 2,379 2,146 2,636 2,416 2,431 2,449 2,508 2,312

15 weeks and over

5,729 4,242 4,251 5,824 4,553 4,566 4,450 4,371 4,332

15 to 26 weeks

1,772 1,332 1,413 1,777 1,472 1,412 1,486 1,416 1,417

27 weeks and over

3,957 2,910 2,838 4,047 3,081 3,155 2,963 2,954 2,916

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

36.5 32.1 33.8 36.0 33.5 32.4 31.7 31.5 32.7

Median duration, in weeks

16.8 13.5 14.0 16.5 13.1 13.3 13.2 13.3 13.7

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

24.0 26.1 26.3 24.8 25.7 27.0 27.4 25.7 27.1

5 to 14 weeks

22.8 26.5 24.7 23.4 25.8 25.4 25.8 27.1 25.4

15 weeks and over

53.2 47.3 49.0 51.7 48.5 47.6 46.8 47.2 47.5

15 to 26 weeks

16.4 14.9 16.3 15.8 15.7 14.7 15.6 15.3 15.5

27 weeks and over

36.7 32.5 32.7 36.0 32.8 32.9 31.2 31.9 32.0

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

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