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
2016
2nd
2017
2nd
2016
2nd
2017
2nd
2016
2nd
2017
2nd
2016
2nd
2017
2nd
2016
2nd
2017

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,588 6,792 5,216 4,603 1,627 1,468 356 339 1,489 1,293

Less than 5 weeks

2,538 2,372 1,842 1,722 448 418 110 92 543 500

5 to 14 weeks

1,856 1,689 1,278 1,131 388 350 79 93 340 341

15 weeks and over

3,194 2,732 2,096 1,750 792 700 167 154 606 453

15 to 26 weeks

1,225 1,095 859 710 267 295 54 47 274 184

27 weeks and over

1,969 1,637 1,237 1,040 525 405 113 107 331 268

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

27.7 24.7 26.5 23.4 32.0 27.7 28.9 33.6 25.5 23.5

Median duration, in weeks

10.7 10.1 10.0 9.3 13.8 13.4 12.6 12.6 9.9 8.5

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

33.4 34.9 35.3 37.4 27.5 28.5 31.0 27.2 36.4 38.6

5 to 14 weeks

24.5 24.9 24.5 24.6 23.8 23.9 22.2 27.4 22.9 26.4

15 weeks and over

42.1 40.2 40.2 38.0 48.7 47.7 46.8 45.3 40.7 35.0

15 to 26 weeks

16.1 16.1 16.5 15.4 16.4 20.1 15.1 13.8 18.4 14.3

27 weeks and over

25.9 24.1 23.7 22.6 32.3 27.6 31.7 31.5 22.3 20.7

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 07, 2017