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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
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

1,993 2,108 2,235 2,451 2,375 2,383 2,431 2,488 2,729

5 to 14 weeks

1,946 2,511 1,930 2,346 2,293 2,318 2,223 2,312 2,307

15 weeks and over

5,139 4,064 3,802 4,922 4,059 4,180 4,044 3,816 3,663

15 to 26 weeks

1,653 1,428 1,238 1,509 1,274 1,380 1,335 1,253 1,139

27 weeks and over

3,486 2,635 2,564 3,413 2,785 2,800 2,709 2,563 2,525

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

37.1 31.3 32.8 34.8 32.8 32.3 31.7 30.7 30.8

Median duration, in weeks

18.4 13.2 13.5 15.6 12.6 13.4 13.1 12.2 11.7

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

22.0 24.3 28.1 25.2 27.2 26.8 27.9 28.9 31.4

5 to 14 weeks

21.4 28.9 24.2 24.1 26.3 26.1 25.6 26.8 26.5

15 weeks and over

56.6 46.8 47.7 50.6 46.5 47.1 46.5 44.3 42.1

15 to 26 weeks

18.2 16.5 15.5 15.5 14.6 15.5 15.4 14.5 13.1

27 weeks and over

38.4 30.4 32.2 35.1 31.9 31.5 31.1 29.8 29.0

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

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Last Modified Date: May 08, 2015
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