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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-10. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration 2019 2020 2021 2022
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,272 1,976 2,070 2,027 2,546 6,993 2,673 2,619 2,248 2,115 2,194 2,004 2,279

5 to 14 weeks

1,870 1,747 1,756 1,755 1,799 11,131 3,662 2,375 2,230 2,127 1,816 1,717 1,697

15 weeks and over

2,185 2,097 2,122 2,099 1,969 2,395 7,827 5,854 5,498 5,218 4,226 3,064 2,314

15 to 26 weeks

887 761 913 881 810 1,210 6,017 2,030 1,364 1,243 1,166 884 707

27 weeks and over

1,298 1,335 1,209 1,218 1,159 1,185 1,810 3,824 4,134 3,975 3,060 2,180 1,607

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

21.5 22.7 21.2 21.3 19.9 10.6 19.3 23.1 27.8 29.8 29.0 28.2 25.2

Median duration, in weeks

9.3 9.1 9.2 9.5 8.0 7.3 16.4 18.9 17.7 19.4 14.1 13.1 9.1

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

35.9 34.0 34.8 34.5 40.3 34.1 18.9 24.1 22.5 22.4 26.6 29.5 36.2

5 to 14 weeks

29.5 30.0 29.5 29.8 28.5 54.2 25.9 21.9 22.4 22.5 22.0 25.3 27.0

15 weeks and over

34.5 36.0 35.7 35.7 31.2 11.7 55.3 54.0 55.1 55.2 51.3 45.2 36.8

15 to 26 weeks

14.0 13.1 15.3 15.0 12.8 5.9 42.5 18.7 13.7 13.1 14.2 13.0 11.2

27 weeks and over

20.5 22.9 20.3 20.7 18.4 5.8 12.8 35.2 41.4 42.0 37.2 32.1 25.5

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to total unemployed because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: April 01, 2022