HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration 2014 2015
Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug.

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,609 2,372 2,455 2,505 2,375 2,383 2,431 2,488 2,729 2,418 2,355 2,488 2,095

5 to 14 weeks

2,444 2,495 2,322 2,378 2,293 2,318 2,223 2,312 2,307 2,532 2,364 2,257 2,374

15 weeks and over

4,465 4,373 4,321 4,225 4,059 4,180 4,044 3,816 3,663 3,795 3,514 3,368 3,437

15 to 26 weeks

1,500 1,423 1,416 1,403 1,274 1,380 1,335 1,253 1,139 1,293 1,393 1,188 1,250

27 weeks and over

2,966 2,951 2,904 2,822 2,785 2,800 2,709 2,563 2,525 2,502 2,121 2,180 2,187

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

31.9 31.8 32.9 33.0 32.8 32.3 31.7 30.7 30.8 30.7 28.1 28.3 28.4

Median duration, in weeks

13.3 13.3 13.5 12.8 12.6 13.4 13.1 12.2 11.7 11.6 11.3 11.3 12.1

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

27.4 25.7 27.0 27.5 27.2 26.8 27.9 28.9 31.4 27.6 28.6 30.7 26.5

5 to 14 weeks

25.7 27.0 25.5 26.1 26.3 26.1 25.6 26.8 26.5 29.0 28.7 27.8 30.0

15 weeks and over

46.9 47.3 47.5 46.4 46.5 47.1 46.5 44.3 42.1 43.4 42.7 41.5 43.5

15 to 26 weeks

15.8 15.4 15.6 15.4 14.6 15.5 15.4 14.5 13.1 14.8 16.9 14.6 15.8

27 weeks and over

31.2 31.9 31.9 31.0 31.9 31.5 31.1 29.8 29.0 28.6 25.8 26.9 27.7

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

 

Last Modified Date: September 04, 2015