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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
2nd
2020
2nd
2021
2nd
2020
2nd
2021
2nd
2020
2nd
2021
2nd
2020
2nd
2021
2nd
2020
2nd
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

20,363 9,311 14,743 6,296 3,192 1,901 1,434 584 4,730 2,107

Less than 5 weeks

7,112 2,233 5,336 1,569 1,005 420 431 101 1,665 506

5 to 14 weeks

10,810 1,812 7,778 1,205 1,681 370 837 136 2,469 402

15 weeks and over

2,442 5,265 1,628 3,523 506 1,111 166 347 597 1,200

15 to 26 weeks

1,327 1,361 926 932 240 266 72 92 359 319

27 weeks and over

1,115 3,904 702 2,590 266 846 94 255 238 881

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

10.5 30.3 9.9 29.5 13.0 33.3 10.8 29.8 10.3 29.7

Median duration, in weeks

6.9 20.2 6.7 19.6 7.7 22.0 7.5 21.8 7.0 20.5

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

34.9 24.0 36.2 24.9 31.5 22.1 30.0 17.2 35.2 24.0

5 to 14 weeks

53.1 19.5 52.8 19.1 52.7 19.5 58.4 23.3 52.2 19.1

15 weeks and over

12.0 56.5 11.0 56.0 15.9 58.4 11.6 59.4 12.6 56.9

15 to 26 weeks

6.5 14.6 6.3 14.8 7.5 14.0 5.1 15.8 7.6 15.1

27 weeks and over

5.5 41.9 4.8 41.1 8.3 44.5 6.5 43.6 5.0 41.8

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: July 02, 2021