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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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
1st
2021
1st
2022
1st
2021
1st
2022
1st
2021
1st
2022
1st
2021
1st
2022
1st
2021
1st
2022

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

10,414 6,719 7,233 4,540 2,006 1,430 615 335 2,571 1,493

Less than 5 weeks

2,211 2,291 1,575 1,625 430 435 90 88 546 557

5 to 14 weeks

2,517 1,924 1,768 1,320 447 391 135 91 643 399

15 weeks and over

5,685 2,504 3,890 1,594 1,128 603 390 155 1,382 537

15 to 26 weeks

1,496 855 1,070 567 266 202 94 36 377 168

27 weeks and over

4,190 1,650 2,820 1,027 862 402 295 119 1,006 369

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

27.3 24.6 27.0 23.1 27.7 26.8 30.0 32.1 26.7 25.6

Median duration, in weeks

18.4 9.5 17.6 8.9 20.6 10.6 25.5 13.2 17.4 9.0

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

21.2 34.1 21.8 35.8 21.5 30.4 14.7 26.4 21.2 37.3

5 to 14 weeks

24.2 28.6 24.4 29.1 22.3 27.4 22.0 27.2 25.0 26.7

15 weeks and over

54.6 37.3 53.8 35.1 56.3 42.2 63.3 46.4 53.8 35.9

15 to 26 weeks

14.4 12.7 14.8 12.5 13.3 14.1 15.4 10.7 14.6 11.3

27 weeks and over

40.2 24.6 39.0 22.6 43.0 28.1 48.0 35.7 39.1 24.7

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: April 01, 2022