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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
31. Unemployed persons by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2021
Unemployed Weeks
Total Less than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over Average
(mean)
duration
Median
duration
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

8,623 2,140 1,981 4,501 1,164 3,337 28.7 16.5

16 to 19 years

696 322 204 170 72 98 13.7 5.8

20 to 24 years

1,317 412 366 539 178 361 21.8 10.6

25 to 34 years

2,092 492 502 1,098 302 796 28.2 16.6

35 to 44 years

1,586 341 347 897 221 676 31.0 20.2

45 to 54 years

1,323 267 271 784 177 607 31.8 22.9

55 to 64 years

1,138 212 204 722 154 568 36.2 27.3

65 years and over

472 94 87 292 60 232 37.1 26.8

Men, 16 years and over

4,676 1,112 1,063 2,501 655 1,846 29.1 17.5

16 to 19 years

373 163 114 96 43 53 13.7 6.7

20 to 24 years

739 209 217 313 105 208 22.7 11.7

25 to 34 years

1,167 265 271 631 175 456 28.4 17.8

35 to 44 years

852 178 178 496 127 369 31.7 21.1

45 to 54 years

685 136 136 414 92 322 32.0 23.8

55 to 64 years

603 111 95 397 81 316 37.7 29.6

65 years and over

257 51 52 154 32 122 36.3 24.3

Women, 16 years and over

3,948 1,029 919 2,000 509 1,491 28.1 15.1

16 to 19 years

323 160 90 73 29 44 13.7 4.7

20 to 24 years

578 203 149 226 73 153 20.7 9.5

25 to 34 years

925 227 231 467 127 340 27.9 14.9

35 to 44 years

733 164 169 401 94 306 30.1 19.0

45 to 54 years

638 131 136 371 85 286 31.7 21.9

55 to 64 years

535 101 109 325 73 252 34.4 24.2

65 years and over

216 43 35 138 27 111 38.0 28.8

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, 16 years and over

5,854 1,502 1,356 2,996 789 2,207 28.1 15.6

Men

3,222 787 744 1,692 463 1,229 28.4 16.6

Women

2,632 715 612 1,304 326 978 27.8 14.3

Black or African American, 16 years and over

1,756 409 385 963 237 726 30.4 19.0

Men

900 202 192 506 122 384 31.7 20.1

Women

857 207 193 457 115 342 29.0 17.7

Asian, 16 years and over

529 100 118 310 75 235 31.7 21.9

Men

275 51 54 169 36 134 33.1 26.1

Women

254 49 64 141 40 101 30.2 18.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

1,995 503 474 1,018 276 743 27.4 15.4

Men

1,090 265 259 566 161 405 27.1 16.0

Women

904 237 215 452 115 337 27.8 14.5

MARITAL STATUS

Men, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present(1)

1,433 318 300 815 194 621 30.5 20.6

Widowed, divorced, or separated(2)

607 134 122 352 79 273 32.9 21.7

Never married

2,635 660 641 1,334 381 953 27.4 15.0

Women, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present(1)

1,234 286 288 660 155 505 29.7 17.9

Widowed, divorced, or separated(2)

780 171 166 443 105 338 31.8 20.5

Never married

1,934 572 465 897 249 648 25.7 12.5

Footnotes
(1) Beginning with data for January 2020, refers to persons in both opposite-sex and same-sex married couples. Prior to January 2020, referred to persons in opposite-sex married couples only.
(2) Separated includes persons who are married, spouse absent.

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: January 20, 2022