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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
Jan.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,780 2,280 2,574 2,390 2,373 2,339 2,412 2,405 2,249

5 to 14 weeks

2,468 2,031 2,438 2,332 2,211 2,295 2,253 2,192 2,282

15 weeks and over

4,250 3,231 3,297 4,147 3,337 3,359 3,324 3,320 3,224

15 to 26 weeks

1,396 1,206 1,144 1,371 1,228 1,227 1,270 1,235 1,135

27 weeks and over

2,853 2,025 2,153 2,776 2,109 2,132 2,054 2,085 2,089

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

30.3 27.6 27.6 32.0 26.3 28.0 27.9 27.6 28.9

Median duration, in weeks

12.3 10.9 10.5 13.4 11.3 11.1 10.7 10.5 10.9

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

29.3 30.2 31.0 27.0 30.0 29.3 30.2 30.4 29.0

5 to 14 weeks

26.0 26.9 29.3 26.3 27.9 28.7 28.2 27.7 29.4

15 weeks and over

44.7 42.8 39.7 46.8 42.1 42.0 41.6 41.9 41.6

15 to 26 weeks

14.7 16.0 13.8 15.5 15.5 15.4 15.9 15.6 14.6

27 weeks and over

30.0 26.9 25.9 31.3 26.6 26.7 25.7 26.3 26.9

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

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Last Modified Date: February 05, 2016
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