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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
Aug.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,523 2,933 2,664 2,527 2,447 2,559 2,410 2,587 2,609

5 to 14 weeks

3,116 2,923 2,802 2,738 2,359 2,390 2,416 2,431 2,449

15 weeks and over

5,822 4,452 4,321 5,973 4,985 4,814 4,553 4,566 4,450

15 to 26 weeks

1,525 1,244 1,354 1,704 1,533 1,441 1,472 1,412 1,486

27 weeks and over

4,297 3,207 2,967 4,269 3,452 3,374 3,081 3,155 2,963

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

36.6 30.8 31.2 37.0 35.1 34.5 33.5 32.4 31.7

Median duration, in weeks

15.2 11.3 12.0 16.5 16.0 14.6 13.1 13.3 13.2

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

22.0 28.5 27.2 22.5 25.0 26.2 25.7 27.0 27.4

5 to 14 weeks

27.2 28.4 28.6 24.4 24.1 24.5 25.8 25.4 25.8

15 weeks and over

50.8 43.2 44.1 53.2 50.9 49.3 48.5 47.6 46.8

15 to 26 weeks

13.3 12.1 13.8 15.2 15.7 14.8 15.7 14.7 15.6

27 weeks and over

37.5 31.1 30.3 38.0 35.3 34.6 32.8 32.9 31.2

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

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Last Modified Date: September 05, 2014
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