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
2015
2nd
2016
2nd
2015
2nd
2016
2nd
2015
2nd
2016
2nd
2015
2nd
2016
2nd
2015
2nd
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

8,325 7,588 5,669 5,216 1,865 1,627 369 356 1,699 1,489

Less than 5 weeks

2,604 2,538 1,908 1,842 436 448 112 110 572 543

5 to 14 weeks

2,047 1,856 1,404 1,278 437 388 86 79 459 340

15 weeks and over

3,674 3,194 2,356 2,096 993 792 171 167 667 606

15 to 26 weeks

1,300 1,225 859 859 327 267 60 54 232 274

27 weeks and over

2,374 1,969 1,497 1,237 666 525 111 113 435 331

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

30.2 27.7 28.5 26.5 35.1 32.0 35.8 28.9 25.7 25.5

Median duration, in weeks

11.7 10.7 10.4 10.0 16.7 13.8 12.8 12.6 10.0 9.9

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

31.3 33.4 33.7 35.3 23.4 27.5 30.3 31.0 33.7 36.4

5 to 14 weeks

24.6 24.5 24.8 24.5 23.4 23.8 23.2 22.2 27.0 22.9

15 weeks and over

44.1 42.1 41.6 40.2 53.2 48.7 46.4 46.8 39.3 40.7

15 to 26 weeks

15.6 16.1 15.2 16.5 17.5 16.4 16.2 15.1 13.7 18.4

27 weeks and over

28.5 25.9 26.4 23.7 35.7 32.3 30.2 31.7 25.6 22.3

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: July 08, 2016