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.
2017
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Mar.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,000 2,307 1,994 2,296 2,253 2,235 2,280 2,508 2,287

5 to 14 weeks

2,269 2,253 2,203 2,088 1,894 1,994 1,943 1,906 2,009

15 weeks and over

3,016 2,532 2,475 2,725 2,514 2,397 2,402 2,330 2,202

15 to 26 weeks

1,255 1,024 1,059 1,064 921 882 981 934 880

27 weeks and over

1,761 1,507 1,416 1,660 1,593 1,515 1,421 1,397 1,322

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

26.1 22.7 24.8 25.4 25.2 23.6 24.1 22.9 24.1

Median duration, in weeks

11.6 9.4 10.2 10.4 9.5 9.1 9.4 9.3 9.1

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

27.5 32.5 29.9 32.3 33.8 33.7 34.4 37.2 35.2

5 to 14 weeks

31.1 31.8 33.0 29.4 28.4 30.1 29.3 28.3 30.9

15 weeks and over

41.4 35.7 37.1 38.3 37.7 36.2 36.3 34.6 33.9

15 to 26 weeks

17.2 14.4 15.9 15.0 13.8 13.3 14.8 13.8 13.5

27 weeks and over

24.2 21.3 21.2 23.4 23.9 22.9 21.5 20.7 20.3

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

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