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
Oct.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,218 2,227 1,958 2,393 2,305 2,133 2,222 2,226 2,129

5 to 14 weeks

2,142 1,740 1,839 2,273 1,933 2,017 2,015 1,874 1,942

15 weeks and over

3,087 2,589 2,445 3,130 2,612 2,742 2,795 2,696 2,474

15 to 26 weeks

1,157 889 847 1,167 948 957 1,055 963 853

27 weeks and over

1,930 1,700 1,598 1,964 1,664 1,785 1,740 1,733 1,621

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

27.9 26.9 27.1 27.0 24.7 24.9 24.4 26.8 26.0

Median duration, in weeks

10.5 10.3 10.1 10.2 9.6 10.6 10.5 10.3 9.9

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

29.8 34.0 31.4 30.7 33.6 30.9 31.6 32.8 32.5

5 to 14 weeks

28.8 26.5 29.5 29.2 28.2 29.3 28.7 27.6 29.7

15 weeks and over

41.5 39.5 39.2 40.1 38.1 39.8 39.7 39.7 37.8

15 to 26 weeks

15.5 13.6 13.6 15.0 13.8 13.9 15.0 14.2 13.0

27 weeks and over

25.9 25.9 25.6 25.2 24.3 25.9 24.7 25.5 24.8

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

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