HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-18. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Duration Total White Black or African
American
Asian Hispanic or Latino
3rd
2015
3rd
2016
3rd
2015
3rd
2016
3rd
2015
3rd
2016
3rd
2015
3rd
2016
3rd
2015
3rd
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

8,198 7,974 5,570 5,484 1,853 1,681 338 389 1,708 1,565

Less than 5 weeks

2,432 2,449 1,760 1,780 445 443 103 108 520 501

5 to 14 weeks

2,510 2,523 1,753 1,752 541 504 87 136 530 464

15 weeks and over

3,257 3,002 2,058 1,952 866 735 148 145 658 600

15 to 26 weeks

1,109 1,021 727 654 280 254 50 47 251 189

27 weeks and over

2,147 1,981 1,330 1,298 586 480 98 99 407 410

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

26.7 26.7 24.7 25.4 31.8 30.5 27.4 26.6 24.5 25.5

Median duration, in weeks

10.4 10.0 9.7 9.4 13.3 12.3 11.7 10.1 10.4 9.7

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION

Total unemployed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Less than 5 weeks

29.7 30.7 31.6 32.5 24.0 26.3 30.5 27.8 30.4 32.0

5 to 14 weeks

30.6 31.6 31.5 32.0 29.2 30.0 25.8 34.9 31.1 29.6

15 weeks and over

39.7 37.6 36.9 35.6 46.8 43.7 43.7 37.3 38.5 38.3

15 to 26 weeks

13.5 12.8 13.1 11.9 15.1 15.1 14.8 12.0 14.7 12.1

27 weeks and over

26.2 24.8 23.9 23.7 31.6 28.6 28.9 25.3 23.8 26.2

Footnotes
(1) Beginning in January 2011, this series reflects 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: October 07, 2016