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.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Jan.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,824 2,144 2,655 2,452 2,223 2,128 2,253 2,235 2,280

5 to 14 weeks

2,216 1,848 2,064 2,081 1,879 1,943 1,894 1,994 1,943

15 weeks and over

3,109 2,287 2,470 3,055 2,695 2,500 2,514 2,397 2,402

15 to 26 weeks

1,201 867 972 1,229 962 856 921 882 981

27 weeks and over

1,908 1,420 1,498 1,825 1,733 1,645 1,593 1,515 1,421

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

23.7 23.5 22.7 25.3 26.6 25.8 25.2 23.6 24.1

Median duration, in weeks

9.6 8.8 8.9 10.3 10.1 9.8 9.5 9.1 9.4

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

34.6 34.1 36.9 32.3 32.7 32.4 33.8 33.7 34.4

5 to 14 weeks

27.2 29.4 28.7 27.4 27.6 29.6 28.4 30.1 29.3

15 weeks and over

38.2 36.4 34.4 40.3 39.7 38.0 37.7 36.2 36.3

15 to 26 weeks

14.7 13.8 13.5 16.2 14.2 13.0 13.8 13.3 14.8

27 weeks and over

23.4 22.6 20.8 24.1 25.5 25.0 23.9 22.9 21.5

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

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