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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
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Less than 5 weeks

2,236 2,231 2,261 2,323 2,609 2,372 2,455 2,505 2,375

5 to 14 weeks

2,376 2,256 2,149 2,525 2,444 2,495 2,322 2,378 2,293

15 weeks and over

5,372 4,144 3,922 5,557 4,465 4,373 4,321 4,225 4,059

15 to 26 weeks

1,619 1,374 1,229 1,680 1,500 1,423 1,416 1,403 1,274

27 weeks and over

3,753 2,770 2,693 3,877 2,966 2,951 2,904 2,822 2,785

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

36.2 34.1 32.4 36.8 31.9 31.8 32.9 33.0 32.8

Median duration, in weeks

17.5 13.6 13.0 17.0 13.3 13.3 13.5 12.8 12.6

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5 weeks

22.4 25.8 27.1 22.3 27.4 25.7 27.0 27.5 27.2

5 to 14 weeks

23.8 26.1 25.8 24.3 25.7 27.0 25.5 26.1 26.3

15 weeks and over

53.8 48.0 47.1 53.4 46.9 47.3 47.5 46.4 46.5

15 to 26 weeks

16.2 15.9 14.8 16.1 15.8 15.4 15.6 15.4 14.6

27 weeks and over

37.6 32.1 32.3 37.3 31.2 31.9 31.9 31.0 31.9

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

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Last Modified Date: January 09, 2015
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