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
May
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018
May
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,106 1,782 1,950 2,123 2,280 2,508 2,287 2,115 2,034

5 to 14 weeks

1,592 1,666 1,568 1,958 1,943 1,906 2,009 2,017 1,945

15 weeks and over

2,874 2,483 2,237 2,788 2,402 2,330 2,202 2,329 2,166

15 to 26 weeks

1,213 1,158 1,066 1,123 981 934 880 1,036 977

27 weeks and over

1,661 1,325 1,171 1,665 1,421 1,397 1,322 1,293 1,189

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

25.7 24.2 21.8 24.8 24.1 22.9 24.1 23.1 21.3

Median duration, in weeks

11.3 11.9 9.9 10.4 9.4 9.3 9.1 9.8 9.2

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

32.0 30.1 33.9 30.9 34.4 37.2 35.2 32.7 33.1

5 to 14 weeks

24.2 28.1 27.3 28.5 29.3 28.3 30.9 31.2 31.7

15 weeks and over

43.7 41.9 38.9 40.6 36.3 34.6 33.9 36.0 35.2

15 to 26 weeks

18.5 19.5 18.5 16.3 14.8 13.8 13.5 16.0 15.9

27 weeks and over

25.3 22.3 20.3 24.2 21.5 20.7 20.3 20.0 19.4

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

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