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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
2019
1st
2020
1st
2019
1st
2020
1st
2019
1st
2020
1st
2019
1st
2020
1st
2019
1st
2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,716 6,697 4,604 4,605 1,459 1,372 323 341 1,467 1,595

Less than 5 weeks

2,235 2,509 1,630 1,804 399 447 86 130 514 668

5 to 14 weeks

2,108 2,031 1,441 1,439 447 399 117 87 470 470

15 weeks and over

2,373 2,157 1,533 1,363 613 525 120 125 483 457

15 to 26 weeks

1,016 941 681 613 239 205 47 59 249 219

27 weeks and over

1,358 1,216 852 750 374 320 73 65 234 238

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

21.1 19.4 20.2 18.1 24.5 23.4 20.9 19.8 18.0 16.2

Median duration, in weeks

9.5 8.4 8.8 7.9 11.4 9.8 11.0 8.8 9.1 7.4

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

33.3 37.5 35.4 39.2 27.4 32.6 26.7 38.0 35.0 41.9

5 to 14 weeks

31.4 30.3 31.3 31.2 30.6 29.1 36.1 25.5 32.0 29.5

15 weeks and over

35.3 32.2 33.3 29.6 42.0 38.3 37.2 36.5 32.9 28.6

15 to 26 weeks

15.1 14.1 14.8 13.3 16.4 15.0 14.5 17.3 17.0 13.7

27 weeks and over

20.2 18.2 18.5 16.3 25.6 23.3 22.7 19.2 16.0 14.9

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 03, 2020