HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
31. Unemployed persons by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2012
Unemployed Weeks
Total Less than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over Average
(mean)
duration(1)
Median
duration
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

12,506 2,644 2,866 6,996 1,859 5,136 39.4 19.3

16 to 19 years

1,397 467 431 500 216 284 19.4 9.5

20 to 24 years

2,054 501 540 1,012 335 677 30.3 14.2

25 to 34 years

2,764 575 638 1,551 443 1,108 36.4 19.1

35 to 44 years

2,158 418 467 1,274 310 963 42.0 22.0

45 to 54 years

2,181 367 439 1,375 301 1,074 47.9 26.5

55 to 64 years

1,470 226 269 975 197 778 54.6 30.9

65 years and over

482 91 83 309 57 252 56.8 30.3

Men, 16 years and over

6,771 1,439 1,532 3,800 983 2,817 39.9 19.5

16 to 19 years

787 249 245 293 126 167 20.1 10.0

20 to 24 years

1,163 268 296 598 176 422 31.8 15.6

25 to 34 years

1,476 317 335 825 230 595 36.3 19.0

35 to 44 years

1,124 230 241 654 148 506 42.0 21.8

45 to 54 years

1,142 196 229 717 161 556 48.9 25.9

55 to 64 years

811 128 141 542 111 432 56.0 30.9

65 years and over

268 51 45 171 32 139 56.6 29.6

Women, 16 years and over

5,734 1,204 1,335 3,195 876 2,319 38.9 19.0

16 to 19 years

609 217 185 207 90 117 18.6 8.8

20 to 24 years

891 233 244 414 159 255 28.5 13.0

25 to 34 years

1,288 259 304 726 213 513 36.5 19.2

35 to 44 years

1,034 188 226 620 163 457 42.0 22.1

45 to 54 years

1,039 171 210 658 140 518 46.9 27.2

55 to 64 years

659 98 128 433 87 346 52.8 31.0

65 years and over

214 39 38 138 25 113 57.0 31.8

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, 16 years and over

8,915 2,007 2,114 4,794 1,302 3,492 37.7 17.6

Men

4,931 1,117 1,153 2,661 705 1,955 38.1 17.8

Women

3,985 889 962 2,133 597 1,536 37.2 17.3

Black or African American, 16 years and over

2,544 430 523 1,591 396 1,195 44.9 24.7

Men

1,292 214 264 813 197 617 45.7 25.1

Women

1,252 215 259 778 199 579 44.0 24.3

Asian, 16 years and over

483 85 100 297 74 223 45.0 24.0

Men

249 44 50 156 36 119 47.3 25.4

Women

234 42 50 142 38 104 42.6 22.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

2,514 598 594 1,322 360 962 36.7 16.7

Men

1,383 340 332 711 187 524 35.9 15.8

Women

1,130 258 261 611 173 438 37.8 17.8

MARITAL STATUS

Men, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present

2,274 459 494 1,321 324 998 43.0 21.1

Widowed, divorced, or separated

1,005 196 193 616 144 472 46.2 24.4

Never married

3,492 784 845 1,863 516 1,347 36.0 17.2

Women, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present

1,915 375 420 1,120 279 841 42.6 21.5

Widowed, divorced, or separated

1,286 224 280 783 195 588 43.0 23.1

Never married

2,533 606 635 1,292 402 891 33.9 15.3

Footnotes
(1) Beginning in January 2011, these series reflect a change to the collection of data on unemployment duration. For more information, see www.bls.gov/cps/duration.htm.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

Last Modified Date: February 5, 2013