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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
July
2019
June
2020
July
2020
July
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,387 3,620 3,430 2,222 3,542 14,283 3,875 2,838 3,202

5 to 14 weeks

2,164 11,300 5,556 1,795 1,794 7,004 14,814 11,496 5,169

15 weeks and over

2,005 3,152 7,896 2,079 1,971 1,772 2,242 3,294 7,986

15 to 26 weeks

773 1,867 6,328 909 808 833 1,078 1,903 6,484

27 weeks and over

1,232 1,285 1,569 1,170 1,164 939 1,164 1,391 1,501

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

18.7 13.4 16.1 19.7 17.1 6.1 9.9 15.7 17.9

Median duration, in weeks

7.9 11.1 13.7 9.0 7.0 2.0 7.7 13.6 15.0

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

36.4 20.0 20.3 36.4 48.5 61.9 18.5 16.1 19.6

5 to 14 weeks

33.0 62.5 32.9 29.5 24.5 30.4 70.8 65.2 31.6

15 weeks and over

30.6 17.4 46.8 34.1 27.0 7.7 10.7 18.7 48.8

15 to 26 weeks

11.8 10.3 37.5 14.9 11.1 3.6 5.2 10.8 39.6

27 weeks and over

18.8 7.1 9.3 19.2 15.9 4.1 5.6 7.9 9.2

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: August 07, 2020