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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
4th
2019
4th
2020
4th
2019
4th
2020
4th
2019
4th
2020
4th
2019
4th
2020
4th
2019
4th
2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

5,485 10,429 3,792 7,169 1,128 1,992 276 688 1,182 2,529

Less than 5 weeks

1,876 2,468 1,381 1,817 321 388 86 99 467 638

5 to 14 weeks

1,637 2,234 1,109 1,520 372 452 77 124 356 562

15 weeks and over

1,972 5,728 1,302 3,832 436 1,152 112 465 360 1,329

15 to 26 weeks

809 1,960 546 1,309 158 392 56 147 144 458

27 weeks and over

1,163 3,768 756 2,523 277 760 56 317 216 871

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

21.4 23.1 20.1 22.2 24.0 25.1 23.4 30.0 18.9 21.6

Median duration, in weeks

9.2 18.4 8.6 17.4 10.3 20.7 10.1 24.7 7.8 16.6

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

34.2 23.7 36.4 25.3 28.4 19.5 31.2 14.4 39.5 25.2

5 to 14 weeks

29.8 21.4 29.2 21.2 32.9 22.7 28.1 18.0 30.1 22.2

15 weeks and over

36.0 54.9 34.3 53.5 38.6 57.8 40.7 67.6 30.4 52.5

15 to 26 weeks

14.8 18.8 14.4 18.3 14.0 19.7 20.5 21.4 12.2 18.1

27 weeks and over

21.2 36.1 19.9 35.2 24.6 38.2 20.2 46.1 18.2 34.5

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: January 08, 2021