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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-35. Unemployed total and full-time workers by duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration Total Full-time workers
Unemployed Percent distribution Unemployed Percent distribution
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2019

Total, 16 years and over

5,771 5,510 100.0 100.0 4,551 4,479 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

1,866 1,755 32.3 31.9 1,284 1,321 28.2 29.5

5 to 14 weeks

1,734 1,651 30.0 30.0 1,416 1,300 31.1 29.0

5 to 10 weeks

1,141 1,138 19.8 20.7 898 869 19.7 19.4

11 to 14 weeks

593 512 10.3 9.3 518 431 11.4 9.6

15 weeks and over

2,171 2,104 37.6 38.2 1,851 1,858 40.7 41.5

15 to 26 weeks

824 856 14.3 15.5 690 744 15.2 16.6

27 weeks and over

1,347 1,249 23.3 22.7 1,161 1,114 25.5 24.9

27 to 51 weeks

485 451 8.4 8.2 423 406 9.3 9.1

52 weeks and over

862 798 14.9 14.5 737 708 16.2 15.8

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

23.8 23.1 - - 25.3 24.7 - -

Median duration, in weeks

9.9 9.8 - - 11.2 11.0 - -

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

 

Last Modified Date: November 01, 2019