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.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Aug.
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,199 2,248 2,183 2,221 2,115 2,034 2,227 2,091 2,208

5 to 14 weeks

2,411 2,185 2,037 1,996 2,017 1,945 1,882 1,820 1,720

15 weeks and over

2,677 2,297 2,149 2,802 2,329 2,166 2,314 2,406 2,255

15 to 26 weeks

936 818 809 1,067 1,036 977 836 971 923

27 weeks and over

1,741 1,480 1,341 1,735 1,293 1,189 1,478 1,435 1,332

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

23.7 22.0 22.2 24.3 23.1 21.3 21.2 23.2 22.6

Median duration, in weeks

10.1 8.8 9.0 10.3 9.8 9.2 8.9 9.5 9.1

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

30.2 33.4 34.3 31.6 32.7 33.1 34.7 33.1 35.7

5 to 14 weeks

33.1 32.5 32.0 28.4 31.2 31.7 29.3 28.8 27.8

15 weeks and over

36.7 34.1 33.7 39.9 36.0 35.2 36.0 38.1 36.5

15 to 26 weeks

12.8 12.2 12.7 15.2 16.0 15.9 13.0 15.4 14.9

27 weeks and over

23.9 22.0 21.0 24.7 20.0 19.4 23.0 22.7 21.5

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

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