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
2018
2nd
2019
2nd
2018
2nd
2019
2nd
2018
2nd
2019
2nd
2018
2nd
2019
2nd
2018
2nd
2019

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

6,166 5,727 4,298 3,929 1,239 1,250 273 231 1,262 1,133

Less than 5 weeks

2,241 2,094 1,631 1,501 391 379 81 86 483 395

5 to 14 weeks

1,633 1,489 1,139 1,003 327 349 85 62 337 303

15 weeks and over

2,292 2,144 1,529 1,425 521 521 107 82 441 435

15 to 26 weeks

1,012 874 704 603 214 195 42 30 217 181

27 weeks and over

1,280 1,270 824 822 307 326 65 53 225 255

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

21.7 22.9 20.6 21.7 24.6 26.8 24.5 21.8 18.2 24.6

Median duration, in weeks

9.4 9.3 8.8 8.8 11.5 11.3 11.2 8.5 8.7 9.8

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

36.3 36.6 37.9 38.2 31.5 30.3 29.6 37.4 38.3 34.8

5 to 14 weeks

26.5 26.0 26.5 25.5 26.4 28.0 31.1 26.9 26.7 26.8

15 weeks and over

37.2 37.4 35.6 36.3 42.1 41.7 39.3 35.6 35.0 38.4

15 to 26 weeks

16.4 15.3 16.4 15.4 17.3 15.6 15.4 12.9 17.2 15.9

27 weeks and over

20.8 22.2 19.2 20.9 24.8 26.1 23.9 22.8 17.8 22.5

Footnotes
(1) Beginning in January 2011, this series reflects a change to the collection of data on unemployment duration. For more information, see https://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 05, 2019