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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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
2021
4th
2022
4th
2021
4th
2022
4th
2021
4th
2022
4th
2021
4th
2022
4th
2021
4th
2022

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,387 5,495 4,214 3,700 1,378 1,176 410 282 1,457 1,206

Less than 5 weeks

1,853 2,068 1,316 1,509 323 343 102 92 442 533

5 to 14 weeks

1,597 1,583 1,072 1,054 352 352 80 90 397 324

15 weeks and over

2,938 1,844 1,826 1,137 703 481 227 100 617 349

15 to 26 weeks

815 726 511 449 197 199 55 37 174 129

27 weeks and over

2,122 1,118 1,315 688 506 282 172 62 443 220

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

28.3 20.9 26.6 19.9 31.7 23.5 35.5 20.7 26.2 18.6

Median duration, in weeks

12.4 8.3 10.9 7.2 15.4 11.4 19.8 9.4 10.6 6.9

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

29.0 37.6 31.2 40.8 23.4 29.2 24.9 32.7 30.4 44.2

5 to 14 weeks

25.0 28.8 25.4 28.5 25.5 29.9 19.6 32.0 27.2 26.9

15 weeks and over

46.0 33.6 43.3 30.7 51.0 40.9 55.4 35.3 42.4 29.0

15 to 26 weeks

12.8 13.2 12.1 12.1 14.3 16.9 13.4 13.2 12.0 10.7

27 weeks and over

33.2 20.3 31.2 18.6 36.7 24.0 42.0 22.1 30.4 18.2

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 06, 2023