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
2nd
2017
2nd
2018
2nd
2017
2nd
2018
2nd
2017
2nd
2018
2nd
2017
2nd
2018
2nd
2017
2nd
2018

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,792 6,166 4,603 4,298 1,468 1,239 339 273 1,293 1,262

Less than 5 weeks

2,372 2,241 1,722 1,631 418 391 92 81 500 483

5 to 14 weeks

1,689 1,633 1,131 1,139 350 327 93 85 341 337

15 weeks and over

2,732 2,292 1,750 1,529 700 521 154 107 453 441

15 to 26 weeks

1,095 1,012 710 704 295 214 47 42 184 217

27 weeks and over

1,637 1,280 1,040 824 405 307 107 65 268 225

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

24.7 21.7 23.4 20.6 27.7 24.6 33.6 24.5 23.5 18.2

Median duration, in weeks

10.1 9.4 9.3 8.8 13.4 11.5 12.6 11.2 8.5 8.7

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

34.9 36.3 37.4 37.9 28.5 31.5 27.2 29.6 38.6 38.3

5 to 14 weeks

24.9 26.5 24.6 26.5 23.9 26.4 27.4 31.1 26.4 26.7

15 weeks and over

40.2 37.2 38.0 35.6 47.7 42.1 45.3 39.3 35.0 35.0

15 to 26 weeks

16.1 16.4 15.4 16.4 20.1 17.3 13.8 15.4 14.3 17.2

27 weeks and over

24.1 20.8 22.6 19.2 27.6 24.8 31.5 23.9 20.7 17.8

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: July 06, 2018