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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
2019
2nd
2020
2nd
2019
2nd
2020
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2019
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2020
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2019
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2020
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2019
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2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

5,727 20,363 3,929 14,743 1,250 3,192 231 1,434 1,133 4,730

Less than 5 weeks

2,094 7,112 1,501 5,336 379 1,005 86 431 395 1,665

5 to 14 weeks

1,489 10,810 1,003 7,778 349 1,681 62 837 303 2,469

15 weeks and over

2,144 2,442 1,425 1,628 521 506 82 166 435 597

15 to 26 weeks

874 1,327 603 926 195 240 30 72 181 359

27 weeks and over

1,270 1,115 822 702 326 266 53 94 255 238

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

22.9 10.5 21.7 9.9 26.8 13.0 21.8 10.8 24.6 10.3

Median duration, in weeks

9.3 6.9 8.8 6.7 11.3 7.7 8.5 7.5 9.8 7.0

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

36.6 34.9 38.2 36.2 30.3 31.5 37.4 30.0 34.8 35.2

5 to 14 weeks

26.0 53.1 25.5 52.8 28.0 52.7 26.9 58.4 26.8 52.2

15 weeks and over

37.4 12.0 36.3 11.0 41.7 15.9 35.6 11.6 38.4 12.6

15 to 26 weeks

15.3 6.5 15.4 6.3 15.6 7.5 12.9 5.1 15.9 7.6

27 weeks and over

22.2 5.5 20.9 4.8 26.1 8.3 22.8 6.5 22.5 5.0

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, 2020