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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
3rd
2020
3rd
2021
3rd
2020
3rd
2021
3rd
2020
3rd
2021
3rd
2020
3rd
2021
3rd
2020
3rd
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

14,300 8,381 9,844 5,673 2,662 1,741 1,112 505 3,218 1,844

Less than 5 weeks

2,743 2,264 1,940 1,548 525 461 147 107 622 518

5 to 14 weeks

3,839 2,000 2,722 1,379 647 370 292 121 899 453

15 weeks and over

7,718 4,117 5,182 2,746 1,489 910 673 276 1,697 874

15 to 26 weeks

5,838 983 3,947 644 1,090 219 525 60 1,265 233

27 weeks and over

1,880 3,134 1,235 2,102 400 690 149 216 432 641

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

18.9 28.9 18.4 29.0 20.6 29.3 20.5 33.1 18.5 26.9

Median duration, in weeks

15.5 14.0 15.2 13.7 16.0 16.7 16.7 19.4 15.2 13.2

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

19.2 27.0 19.7 27.3 19.7 26.5 13.2 21.2 19.3 28.1

5 to 14 weeks

26.8 23.9 27.6 24.3 24.3 21.3 26.2 24.0 27.9 24.5

15 weeks and over

54.0 49.1 52.6 48.4 56.0 52.2 60.5 54.7 52.7 47.4

15 to 26 weeks

40.8 11.7 40.1 11.3 40.9 12.6 47.2 11.9 39.3 12.6

27 weeks and over

13.1 37.4 12.5 37.1 15.0 39.7 13.4 42.8 13.4 34.8

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: October 08, 2021