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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
1st
2020
1st
2021
1st
2020
1st
2021
1st
2020
1st
2021
1st
2020
1st
2021
1st
2020
1st
2021

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,697 10,414 4,605 7,233 1,372 2,006 341 615 1,595 2,571

Less than 5 weeks

2,509 2,211 1,804 1,575 447 430 130 90 668 546

5 to 14 weeks

2,031 2,517 1,439 1,768 399 447 87 135 470 643

15 weeks and over

2,157 5,685 1,363 3,890 525 1,128 125 390 457 1,382

15 to 26 weeks

941 1,496 613 1,070 205 266 59 94 219 377

27 weeks and over

1,216 4,190 750 2,820 320 862 65 295 238 1,006

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

19.4 27.3 18.1 27.0 23.4 27.7 19.8 30.0 16.2 26.7

Median duration, in weeks

8.4 18.4 7.9 17.6 9.8 20.6 8.8 25.5 7.4 17.4

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

37.5 21.2 39.2 21.8 32.6 21.5 38.0 14.7 41.9 21.2

5 to 14 weeks

30.3 24.2 31.2 24.4 29.1 22.3 25.5 22.0 29.5 25.0

15 weeks and over

32.2 54.6 29.6 53.8 38.3 56.3 36.5 63.3 28.6 53.8

15 to 26 weeks

14.1 14.4 13.3 14.8 15.0 13.3 17.3 15.4 13.7 14.6

27 weeks and over

18.2 40.2 16.3 39.0 23.3 43.0 19.2 48.0 14.9 39.1

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 02, 2021