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
2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017

Total unemployed

7,751 6,982 100.0 100.0 6,345 5,649 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

2,362 2,270 30.5 32.5 1,723 1,643 27.2 29.1

5 to 14 weeks

2,226 2,008 28.7 28.8 1,819 1,632 28.7 28.9

5 to 10 weeks

1,489 1,350 19.2 19.3 1,196 1,083 18.9 19.2

11 to 14 weeks

737 657 9.5 9.4 623 548 9.8 9.7

15 weeks and over

3,163 2,704 40.8 38.7 2,803 2,374 44.2 42.0

15 to 26 weeks

1,158 1,017 14.9 14.6 1,002 884 15.8 15.7

27 weeks and over

2,005 1,687 25.9 24.2 1,801 1,490 28.4 26.4

27 to 51 weeks

681 632 8.8 9.1 613 568 9.7 10.1

52 weeks and over

1,323 1,055 17.1 15.1 1,188 921 18.7 16.3

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

27.5 25.0 - - 29.7 26.7 - -

Median duration, in weeks

10.6 10.0 - - 12.1 11.2 - -

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: January 19, 2018