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
Mar.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,083 2,327 2,000 2,420 2,415 2,379 2,468 2,566 2,334

5 to 14 weeks

2,382 2,522 2,269 2,210 2,133 2,156 2,089 2,138 2,109

15 weeks and over

3,651 3,038 3,016 3,380 2,929 3,030 3,043 2,858 2,802

15 to 26 weeks

1,346 1,160 1,255 1,167 1,073 1,199 1,192 1,057 1,115

27 weeks and over

2,305 1,878 1,761 2,213 1,856 1,831 1,850 1,801 1,687

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

29.1 25.1 26.1 28.3 26.2 26.0 25.1 25.1 25.3

Median duration, in weeks

12.7 10.3 11.6 11.4 10.2 10.3 10.2 10.0 10.3

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

25.7 29.5 27.5 30.2 32.3 31.4 32.5 33.9 32.2

5 to 14 weeks

29.3 32.0 31.1 27.6 28.5 28.5 27.5 28.3 29.1

15 weeks and over

45.0 38.5 41.4 42.2 39.2 40.0 40.0 37.8 38.7

15 to 26 weeks

16.6 14.7 17.2 14.6 14.4 15.8 15.7 14.0 15.4

27 weeks and over

28.4 23.8 24.2 27.6 24.8 24.2 24.4 23.8 23.3

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

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