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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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
2019
3rd
2020
3rd
2019
3rd
2020
3rd
2019
3rd
2020
3rd
2019
3rd
2020
3rd
2019
3rd
2020

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,075 14,300 4,312 9,844 1,169 2,662 292 1,112 1,210 3,218

Less than 5 weeks

2,141 2,743 1,571 1,940 354 525 107 147 484 622

5 to 14 weeks

1,921 3,839 1,398 2,722 352 647 91 292 354 899

15 weeks and over

2,013 7,718 1,343 5,182 463 1,489 95 673 372 1,697

15 to 26 weeks

739 5,838 510 3,947 155 1,090 24 525 147 1,265

27 weeks and over

1,274 1,880 833 1,235 307 400 70 149 225 432

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

21.0 18.9 19.0 18.4 25.9 20.6 26.2 20.5 19.5 18.5

Median duration, in weeks

8.7 15.5 8.2 15.2 10.3 16.0 8.8 16.7 7.7 15.2

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

35.2 19.2 36.4 19.7 30.3 19.7 36.6 13.2 40.0 19.3

5 to 14 weeks

31.6 26.8 32.4 27.6 30.1 24.3 31.0 26.2 29.3 27.9

15 weeks and over

33.1 54.0 31.2 52.6 39.6 56.0 32.4 60.5 30.7 52.7

15 to 26 weeks

12.2 40.8 11.8 40.1 13.3 40.9 8.4 47.2 12.1 39.3

27 weeks and over

21.0 13.1 19.3 12.5 26.3 15.0 24.0 13.4 18.6 13.4

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 05, 2020