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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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 2011
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

13,747 2,677 2,993 8,077 2,061 6,016 39.3 21.4

16 to 19 years

1,400 429 432 539 220 319 20.6 10.1

20 to 24 years

2,234 520 577 1,137 362 775 30.4 15.2

25 to 34 years

3,187 607 706 1,874 512 1,362 36.7 21.0

35 to 44 years

2,389 412 483 1,495 355 1,140 43.2 24.9

45 to 54 years

2,493 392 460 1,640 344 1,296 47.1 29.5

55 to 64 years

1,579 228 260 1,090 218 873 51.9 34.9

65 years and over

465 89 74 302 50 252 52.4 34.2

Men, 16 years and over

7,684 1,490 1,645 4,550 1,161 3,388 40.0 21.7

16 to 19 years

786 235 244 308 127 181 20.9 10.4

20 to 24 years

1,275 278 320 677 221 456 31.6 16.6

25 to 34 years

1,795 347 391 1,057 296 761 37.2 20.8

35 to 44 years

1,316 235 258 823 186 637 43.3 25.5

45 to 54 years

1,370 219 254 897 187 710 47.9 29.3

55 to 64 years

882 128 142 612 122 491 52.6 34.9

65 years and over

261 47 37 177 24 152 57.1 43.9

Women, 16 years and over

6,063 1,188 1,348 3,527 900 2,628 38.5 21.1

16 to 19 years

613 194 188 231 93 138 20.3 9.7

20 to 24 years

960 242 258 460 142 319 28.9 13.6

25 to 34 years

1,392 260 315 817 217 600 36.2 21.3

35 to 44 years

1,073 177 225 672 169 503 42.9 24.2

45 to 54 years

1,123 173 206 744 157 586 46.1 29.8

55 to 64 years

697 101 119 478 96 382 51.0 34.8

65 years and over

204 42 37 126 26 100 46.3 26.7

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, 16 years and over

9,889 2,083 2,214 5,592 1,465 4,127 37.8 19.7

Men

5,631 1,180 1,239 3,212 839 2,373 38.6 20.1

Women

4,257 903 975 2,380 626 1,754 36.7 19.2

Black or African American, 16 years and over

2,831 414 572 1,845 443 1,402 43.3 27.0

Men

1,502 217 299 985 241 744 43.1 27.1

Women

1,329 197 272 860 202 658 43.6 27.0

Asian, 16 years and over

518 86 99 333 75 259 47.6 27.7

Men

269 43 54 173 38 134 49.8 27.7

Women

250 44 45 161 36 124 45.3 27.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

2,629 558 617 1,453 404 1,049 36.4 18.5

Men

1,527 335 361 830 236 594 35.4 17.8

Women

1,102 223 256 623 168 455 37.7 19.6

MARITAL STATUS

Men, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present

2,671 485 529 1,657 391 1,267 42.9 24.6

Widowed, divorced, or separated

1,186 201 210 775 161 614 48.0 29.1

Never married

3,827 804 906 2,117 610 1,507 35.5 18.5

Women, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present

2,031 392 416 1,223 293 930 41.2 22.8

Widowed, divorced, or separated

1,420 225 288 907 218 690 42.8 26.2

Never married

2,612 571 644 1,397 389 1,008 34.0 17.3

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: March 1, 2012