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
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,876 2,261 2,780 2,449 2,372 2,455 2,505 2,375 2,383

5 to 14 weeks

2,587 2,149 2,468 2,428 2,495 2,322 2,378 2,293 2,318

15 weeks and over

5,392 3,922 4,250 5,327 4,373 4,321 4,225 4,059 4,180

15 to 26 weeks

1,702 1,229 1,396 1,699 1,423 1,416 1,403 1,274 1,380

27 weeks and over

3,690 2,693 2,853 3,628 2,951 2,904 2,822 2,785 2,800

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

33.3 32.4 30.3 35.3 31.8 32.9 33.0 32.8 32.3

Median duration, in weeks

14.3 13.0 12.3 15.9 13.3 13.5 12.8 12.6 13.4

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

26.5 27.1 29.3 24.0 25.7 27.0 27.5 27.2 26.8

5 to 14 weeks

23.8 25.8 26.0 23.8 27.0 25.5 26.1 26.3 26.1

15 weeks and over

49.7 47.1 44.7 52.2 47.3 47.5 46.4 46.5 47.1

15 to 26 weeks

15.7 14.8 14.7 16.6 15.4 15.6 15.4 14.6 15.5

27 weeks and over

34.0 32.3 30.0 35.6 31.9 31.9 31.0 31.9 31.5

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

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