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
2018
1st
2019
1st
2018
1st
2019
1st
2018
1st
2019
1st
2018
1st
2019
1st
2018
1st
2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,984 6,716 4,827 4,604 1,475 1,459 304 323 1,517 1,467

Less than 5 weeks

2,318 2,235 1,652 1,630 427 399 95 86 559 514

5 to 14 weeks

2,173 2,108 1,565 1,441 417 447 78 117 486 470

15 weeks and over

2,492 2,373 1,610 1,533 631 613 131 120 472 483

15 to 26 weeks

1,018 1,016 695 681 220 239 47 47 219 249

27 weeks and over

1,474 1,358 915 852 411 374 84 73 253 234

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

23.4 21.1 21.8 20.2 27.9 24.5 31.0 20.9 18.8 18.0

Median duration, in weeks

9.5 9.5 9.0 8.8 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.0 8.4 9.1

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

33.2 33.3 34.2 35.4 29.0 27.4 31.3 26.7 36.9 35.0

5 to 14 weeks

31.1 31.4 32.4 31.3 28.2 30.6 25.7 36.1 32.0 32.0

15 weeks and over

35.7 35.3 33.4 33.3 42.8 42.0 43.0 37.2 31.1 32.9

15 to 26 weeks

14.6 15.1 14.4 14.8 14.9 16.4 15.4 14.5 14.4 17.0

27 weeks and over

21.1 20.2 19.0 18.5 27.9 25.6 27.6 22.7 16.7 16.0

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 05, 2019