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
Aug.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,100 2,476 2,308 2,106 2,545 2,207 2,418 2,160 2,290

5 to 14 weeks

2,744 2,731 2,746 2,354 2,131 2,239 2,140 2,266 2,329

15 weeks and over

3,318 3,060 2,942 3,443 3,367 3,058 3,108 3,170 3,062

15 to 26 weeks

1,136 1,033 946 1,254 1,304 1,173 1,129 1,150 1,056

27 weeks and over

2,183 2,027 1,996 2,189 2,063 1,885 1,979 2,020 2,006

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

27.6 26.3 26.7 28.3 27.7 26.7 27.7 28.1 27.6

Median duration, in weeks

11.0 9.6 10.3 12.1 11.4 10.7 10.3 11.6 11.2

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

25.7 30.0 28.9 26.6 31.6 29.4 31.5 28.4 29.8

5 to 14 weeks

33.6 33.0 34.3 29.8 26.5 29.8 27.9 29.8 30.3

15 weeks and over

40.7 37.0 36.8 43.6 41.9 40.8 40.5 41.7 39.9

15 to 26 weeks

13.9 12.5 11.8 15.9 16.2 15.6 14.7 15.1 13.8

27 weeks and over

26.7 24.5 25.0 27.7 25.7 25.1 25.8 26.6 26.1

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

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