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
1st
2017
1st
2018
1st
2017
1st
2018
1st
2017
1st
2018
1st
2017
1st
2018
1st
2017
1st
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,774 6,984 5,409 4,827 1,605 1,475 340 304 1,611 1,517

Less than 5 weeks

2,383 2,318 1,729 1,652 407 427 94 95 546 559

5 to 14 weeks

2,336 2,173 1,677 1,565 450 417 99 78 496 486

15 weeks and over

3,054 2,492 2,003 1,610 748 631 147 131 569 472

15 to 26 weeks

1,205 1,018 782 695 301 220 50 47 249 219

27 weeks and over

1,849 1,474 1,221 915 446 411 97 84 320 253

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

24.9 23.4 23.9 21.8 28.8 27.9 28.8 31.0 21.4 18.8

Median duration, in weeks

10.4 9.5 9.8 9.0 13.2 11.4 11.3 11.3 9.3 8.4

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

30.7 33.2 32.0 34.2 25.4 29.0 27.5 31.3 33.9 36.9

5 to 14 weeks

30.0 31.1 31.0 32.4 28.0 28.2 29.2 25.7 30.8 32.0

15 weeks and over

39.3 35.7 37.0 33.4 46.6 42.8 43.3 43.0 35.3 31.1

15 to 26 weeks

15.5 14.6 14.5 14.4 18.8 14.9 14.8 15.4 15.4 14.4

27 weeks and over

23.8 21.1 22.6 19.0 27.8 27.9 28.5 27.6 19.9 16.7

Footnotes
(1) Beginning in January 2011, this series reflects a change to the collection of data on unemployment duration. For more information, see https://www.bls.gov/cps/duration.htm.

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: April 06, 2018