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
2016
1st
2017
1st
2016
1st
2017
1st
2016
1st
2017
1st
2016
1st
2017
1st
2016
1st
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

8,215 7,774 5,661 5,409 1,742 1,605 359 340 1,612 1,611

Less than 5 weeks

2,238 2,383 1,608 1,729 398 407 99 94 481 546

5 to 14 weeks

2,485 2,336 1,790 1,677 459 450 102 99 535 496

15 weeks and over

3,491 3,054 2,263 2,003 884 748 157 147 595 569

15 to 26 weeks

1,256 1,205 843 782 261 301 59 50 256 249

27 weeks and over

2,236 1,849 1,420 1,221 623 446 98 97 339 320

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

28.6 24.9 27.2 23.9 34.0 28.8 32.1 28.8 23.5 21.4

Median duration, in weeks

11.6 10.4 10.7 9.8 15.1 13.2 12.1 11.3 10.3 9.3

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

27.2 30.7 28.4 32.0 22.9 25.4 27.7 27.5 29.8 33.9

5 to 14 weeks

30.3 30.0 31.6 31.0 26.4 28.0 28.5 29.2 33.2 30.8

15 weeks and over

42.5 39.3 40.0 37.0 50.8 46.6 43.8 43.3 36.9 35.3

15 to 26 weeks

15.3 15.5 14.9 14.5 15.0 18.8 16.6 14.8 15.9 15.4

27 weeks and over

27.2 23.8 25.1 22.6 35.8 27.8 27.2 28.5 21.0 19.9

Footnotes
(1) Beginning in January 2011, this series reflects a change to the collection of data on unemployment duration. For more information, see https://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: April 07, 2017