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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.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,751 2,001 2,468 2,319 1,869 1,978 2,026 2,065 2,059

5 to 14 weeks

2,169 1,651 1,925 1,999 1,778 1,747 1,753 1,730 1,755

15 weeks and over

2,221 1,852 2,110 2,156 2,124 2,144 2,083 1,998 2,053

15 to 26 weeks

905 755 893 898 806 884 865 812 887

27 weeks and over

1,316 1,097 1,217 1,259 1,318 1,259 1,219 1,186 1,166

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

19.2 20.3 20.5 20.6 21.7 21.6 20.2 20.8 21.9

Median duration, in weeks

8.3 8.4 8.6 9.0 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 9.3

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

38.5 36.4 38.0 35.8 32.4 33.7 34.6 35.6 35.1

5 to 14 weeks

30.4 30.0 29.6 30.9 30.8 29.8 29.9 29.9 29.9

15 weeks and over

31.1 33.6 32.4 33.3 36.8 36.5 35.5 34.5 35.0

15 to 26 weeks

12.7 13.7 13.7 13.9 14.0 15.1 14.7 14.0 15.1

27 weeks and over

18.4 19.9 18.7 19.4 22.8 21.5 20.8 20.5 19.9

NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to total unemployed in table A-1 because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: February 21, 2020