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
2016
3rd
2017
3rd
2016
3rd
2017
3rd
2016
3rd
2017
3rd
2016
3rd
2017
3rd
2016
3rd
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,974 7,094 5,484 4,798 1,681 1,525 389 383 1,565 1,405

Less than 5 weeks

2,449 2,263 1,780 1,601 443 399 108 109 501 519

5 to 14 weeks

2,523 2,194 1,752 1,512 504 449 136 119 464 402

15 weeks and over

3,002 2,637 1,952 1,686 735 677 145 155 600 484

15 to 26 weeks

1,021 889 654 549 254 231 47 61 189 171

27 weeks and over

1,981 1,748 1,298 1,136 480 446 99 93 410 314

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

26.7 24.7 25.4 24.0 30.5 28.0 26.6 24.2 25.5 22.4

Median duration, in weeks

10.0 9.8 9.4 9.2 12.3 12.5 10.1 9.9 9.7 8.8

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 31.9 32.5 33.4 26.3 26.2 27.8 28.6 32.0 36.9

5 to 14 weeks

31.6 30.9 32.0 31.5 30.0 29.4 34.9 31.0 29.6 28.6

15 weeks and over

37.6 37.2 35.6 35.1 43.7 44.4 37.3 40.4 38.3 34.5

15 to 26 weeks

12.8 12.5 11.9 11.4 15.1 15.1 12.0 16.0 12.1 12.1

27 weeks and over

24.8 24.6 23.7 23.7 28.6 29.3 25.3 24.4 26.2 22.3

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: October 06, 2017