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
4th
2015
4th
2016
4th
2015
4th
2016
4th
2015
4th
2016
4th
2015
4th
2016
4th
2015
4th
2016

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

7,571 7,228 5,124 5,020 1,703 1,570 343 290 1,616 1,526

Less than 5 weeks

2,204 2,223 1,598 1,637 381 398 107 82 557 545

5 to 14 weeks

2,104 2,041 1,457 1,401 445 455 87 83 420 449

15 weeks and over

3,263 2,964 2,068 1,983 876 717 149 125 638 533

15 to 26 weeks

1,222 1,131 774 780 329 245 47 59 247 199

27 weeks and over

2,041 1,833 1,294 1,202 548 472 101 66 392 334

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

28.5 26.9 27.2 26.1 32.9 30.6 32.1 23.1 24.2 22.7

Median duration, in weeks

11.4 10.5 10.3 9.9 15.4 12.7 11.2 11.9 9.7 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

29.1 30.8 31.2 32.6 22.4 25.4 31.3 28.2 34.5 35.7

5 to 14 weeks

27.8 28.2 28.4 27.9 26.1 29.0 25.4 28.7 26.0 29.4

15 weeks and over

43.1 41.0 40.4 39.5 51.5 45.7 43.4 43.2 39.5 34.9

15 to 26 weeks

16.1 15.6 15.1 15.5 19.3 15.6 13.8 20.5 15.3 13.0

27 weeks and over

27.0 25.4 25.3 24.0 32.2 30.0 29.6 22.7 24.2 21.9

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: January 06, 2017