HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
30. Unemployed total and full-time workers by duration of unemployment

[Numbers in thousands]
Duration of unemployment Total Full-time workers
Unemployed Percent distribution Unemployed Percent distribution
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016

Total unemployed

8,296 7,751 100.0 100.0 6,888 6,345 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

2,399 2,362 28.9 30.5 1,780 1,723 25.8 27.2

5 to 14 weeks

2,302 2,226 27.7 28.7 1,894 1,819 27.5 28.7

5 to 10 weeks

1,541 1,489 18.6 19.2 1,247 1,196 18.1 18.9

11 to 14 weeks

761 737 9.2 9.5 647 623 9.4 9.8

15 weeks and over

3,595 3,163 43.3 40.8 3,214 2,803 46.7 44.2

15 to 26 weeks

1,267 1,158 15.3 14.9 1,117 1,002 16.2 15.8

27 weeks and over

2,328 2,005 28.1 25.9 2,098 1,801 30.5 28.4

27 to 51 weeks

782 681 9.4 8.8 710 613 10.3 9.7

52 weeks and over

1,546 1,323 18.6 17.1 1,388 1,188 20.1 18.7

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

29.2 27.5 - - 31.2 29.7 - -

Median duration, in weeks

11.6 10.6 - - 13.1 12.1 - -

NOTE: Full-time workers are unemployed persons looking for full-time work (35 hours or more per week) or on layoff from full-time jobs. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

 

Last Modified Date: February 8, 2017