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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration 2018 2019
Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct.

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,062 2,128 2,126 2,325 2,194 2,126 1,904 2,147 1,961 2,201 2,207 1,868 1,968

5 to 14 weeks

1,845 1,842 2,027 2,013 1,810 1,815 1,842 1,559 1,830 1,797 1,757 1,781 1,749

15 weeks and over

2,229 2,124 2,203 2,153 2,214 2,256 2,084 2,097 2,182 2,071 2,078 2,132 2,163

15 to 26 weeks

859 865 897 902 942 950 854 799 769 905 835 819 899

27 weeks and over

1,370 1,259 1,306 1,252 1,271 1,305 1,230 1,298 1,414 1,166 1,243 1,314 1,264

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

22.4 21.7 21.8 20.5 21.7 22.2 22.9 24.1 22.2 19.6 22.1 22.0 21.8

Median duration, in weeks

9.4 9.0 9.1 8.9 9.3 9.6 9.4 9.1 9.6 8.9 8.9 9.4 9.3

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

33.6 34.9 33.4 35.8 35.3 34.3 32.7 37.0 32.8 36.3 36.5 32.3 33.5

5 to 14 weeks

30.1 30.2 31.9 31.0 29.1 29.3 31.6 26.9 30.6 29.6 29.1 30.8 29.7

15 weeks and over

36.3 34.9 34.7 33.2 35.6 36.4 35.7 36.1 36.5 34.1 34.4 36.9 36.8

15 to 26 weeks

14.0 14.2 14.1 13.9 15.2 15.3 14.6 13.8 12.9 14.9 13.8 14.2 15.3

27 weeks and over

22.3 20.7 20.5 19.3 20.4 21.1 21.1 22.4 23.7 19.2 20.6 22.7 21.5

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

 

Last Modified Date: November 01, 2019