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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 2019
Unemployed Weeks
Total Less than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over Average
(mean)
duration
Median
duration
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

6,001 2,086 1,789 2,126 860 1,266 21.6 9.1

16 to 19 years

746 344 243 160 84 76 12.0 5.7

20 to 24 years

1,024 384 312 327 149 178 17.8 8.3

25 to 34 years

1,384 458 420 505 211 295 21.9 9.7

35 to 44 years

930 304 285 341 138 204 22.7 9.6

45 to 54 years

890 270 255 365 130 236 26.2 10.8

55 to 64 years

710 210 189 311 108 203 26.9 11.4

65 years and over

317 116 84 117 41 76 27.0 8.8

Men, 16 years and over

3,227 1,089 942 1,195 468 727 22.5 9.6

16 to 19 years

408 184 126 98 51 46 12.7 6.1

20 to 24 years

602 204 184 214 89 125 20.2 9.1

25 to 34 years

741 242 222 277 110 167 23.0 10.0

35 to 44 years

475 153 135 186 72 114 22.6 10.2

45 to 54 years

471 141 136 194 72 122 26.5 11.2

55 to 64 years

361 102 98 160 53 108 28.0 11.8

65 years and over

170 62 41 67 22 45 29.3 9.7

Women, 16 years and over

2,774 997 846 930 391 539 20.5 8.6

16 to 19 years

339 160 117 62 32 30 11.3 5.2

20 to 24 years

421 180 128 113 61 53 14.4 6.9

25 to 34 years

643 216 199 228 101 128 20.7 9.4

35 to 44 years

455 150 150 155 65 90 22.8 9.0

45 to 54 years

419 129 119 171 58 113 25.8 10.4

55 to 64 years

350 108 91 150 55 95 25.8 11.0

65 years and over

147 54 43 50 19 31 24.4 8.0

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, 16 years and over

4,159 1,520 1,238 1,401 585 816 20.2 8.6

Men

2,266 797 666 803 318 484 21.3 9.1

Women

1,893 723 571 598 267 331 18.9 8.0

Black or African American, 16 years and over

1,251 363 380 508 187 321 25.3 10.8

Men

645 181 187 277 104 174 26.4 11.7

Women

607 183 193 231 83 148 24.1 10.2

Asian, 16 years and over

280 91 87 102 39 63 23.1 9.7

Men

149 50 42 56 22 34 21.8 9.8

Women

132 41 44 47 18 29 24.5 9.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

1,248 465 371 413 180 232 20.1 8.6

Men

657 249 189 219 93 126 19.1 8.5

Women

591 216 181 194 87 106 21.1 8.7

MARITAL STATUS

Men, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present(1)

857 296 246 315 124 191 21.5 9.3

Widowed, divorced, or separated(2)

429 126 125 178 66 111 25.4 11.5

Never married

1,941 668 571 703 278 424 22.3 9.3

Women, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present(1)

836 305 251 280 119 161 21.2 8.4

Widowed, divorced, or separated(2)

552 171 165 216 86 130 22.6 10.0

Never married

1,386 521 430 435 186 248 19.3 8.3

Footnotes
(1) Refers to persons in opposite-sex married couples only.
(2) Separated includes persons who are married, spouse absent.

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: January 22, 2020