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
2015
1st
2016
1st
2015
1st
2016
1st
2015
1st
2016
1st
2015
1st
2016
1st
2015
1st
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

9,092 8,215 6,286 5,661 1,962 1,742 339 359 1,882 1,612

Less than 5 weeks

2,358 2,238 1,718 1,608 404 398 75 99 542 481

5 to 14 weeks

2,547 2,485 1,819 1,790 500 459 81 102 525 535

15 weeks and over

4,187 3,491 2,749 2,263 1,058 884 183 157 815 595

15 to 26 weeks

1,437 1,256 987 843 319 261 62 59 303 256

27 weeks and over

2,751 2,236 1,763 1,420 740 623 121 98 512 339

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

30.9 28.6 29.3 27.2 35.5 34.0 37.5 32.1 26.4 23.5

Median duration, in weeks

12.8 11.6 11.9 10.7 17.5 15.1 17.6 12.1 11.6 10.3

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

25.9 27.2 27.3 28.4 20.6 22.9 22.2 27.7 28.8 29.8

5 to 14 weeks

28.0 30.3 28.9 31.6 25.5 26.4 23.8 28.5 27.9 33.2

15 weeks and over

46.1 42.5 43.7 40.0 53.9 50.8 54.0 43.8 43.3 36.9

15 to 26 weeks

15.8 15.3 15.7 14.9 16.2 15.0 18.4 16.6 16.1 15.9

27 weeks and over

30.3 27.2 28.0 25.1 37.7 35.8 35.7 27.2 27.2 21.0

Footnotes
(1) Beginning in January 2011, this series reflects a change to the collection of data on unemployment duration. For more information, see 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 01, 2016