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
3rd
2017
3rd
2018
3rd
2017
3rd
2018
3rd
2017
3rd
2018
3rd
2017
3rd
2018
3rd
2017
3rd
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,094 6,289 4,798 4,310 1,525 1,327 383 335 1,405 1,285

Less than 5 weeks

2,263 2,158 1,601 1,508 399 445 109 98 519 526

5 to 14 weeks

2,194 1,930 1,512 1,351 449 370 119 108 402 379

15 weeks and over

2,637 2,201 1,686 1,451 677 512 155 129 484 380

15 to 26 weeks

889 806 549 554 231 169 61 47 171 148

27 weeks and over

1,748 1,396 1,136 897 446 343 93 83 314 232

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

24.7 22.9 24.0 21.6 28.0 26.0 24.2 26.1 22.4 19.2

Median duration, in weeks

9.8 9.0 9.2 8.7 12.5 9.9 9.9 10.0 8.8 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

31.9 34.3 33.4 35.0 26.2 33.5 28.6 29.3 36.9 41.0

5 to 14 weeks

30.9 30.7 31.5 31.3 29.4 27.9 31.0 32.1 28.6 29.5

15 weeks and over

37.2 35.0 35.1 33.7 44.4 38.6 40.4 38.6 34.5 29.5

15 to 26 weeks

12.5 12.8 11.4 12.9 15.1 12.8 16.0 14.0 12.1 11.5

27 weeks and over

24.6 22.2 23.7 20.8 29.3 25.8 24.4 24.6 22.3 18.1

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: October 05, 2018