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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 2020
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

12,947 3,708 4,728 4,511 2,516 1,995 16.5 9.7

16 to 19 years

1,025 424 374 227 137 91 11.6 6.6

20 to 24 years

1,990 632 753 605 365 240 14.5 8.8

25 to 34 years

3,080 855 1,112 1,113 619 494 17.1 10.1

35 to 44 years

2,177 595 800 782 438 344 16.4 10.0

45 to 54 years

2,042 534 731 778 415 362 18.1 10.4

55 to 64 years

1,839 460 665 714 373 342 18.4 10.9

65 years and over

795 208 295 291 169 122 17.3 10.2

Men, 16 years and over

6,644 1,901 2,358 2,384 1,287 1,097 17.1 9.9

16 to 19 years

526 215 194 116 73 44 11.4 6.7

20 to 24 years

1,016 317 359 339 194 145 15.6 9.1

25 to 34 years

1,664 449 608 608 332 275 17.7 10.2

35 to 44 years

1,126 318 401 408 222 187 16.3 10.1

45 to 54 years

995 264 337 393 195 198 19.4 10.6

55 to 64 years

916 230 310 376 187 189 19.7 11.6

65 years and over

401 108 150 143 84 59 16.7 9.9

Women, 16 years and over

6,304 1,806 2,370 2,127 1,230 898 15.8 9.5

16 to 19 years

500 209 179 111 64 47 11.7 6.6

20 to 24 years

974 315 393 266 171 95 13.3 8.5

25 to 34 years

1,416 406 504 505 287 219 16.5 9.9

35 to 44 years

1,050 278 399 374 216 158 16.5 9.9

45 to 54 years

1,047 269 394 385 220 165 16.7 10.2

55 to 64 years

924 229 356 338 186 152 17.2 10.3

65 years and over

394 100 145 149 85 63 18.0 10.4

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, 16 years and over

9,090 2,724 3,365 3,001 1,699 1,302 15.7 9.3

Men

4,725 1,414 1,696 1,615 875 739 16.5 9.5

Women

4,365 1,310 1,669 1,386 824 563 14.8 9.1

Black or African American, 16 years and over

2,304 591 795 918 482 436 19.3 11.0

Men

1,150 289 379 482 250 232 20.0 11.7

Women

1,155 303 415 437 232 204 18.7 10.3

Asian, 16 years and over

894 202 335 357 201 156 18.4 11.2

Men

427 100 161 166 92 75 18.1 11.0

Women

467 102 174 191 109 81 18.7 11.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

3,018 898 1,100 1,020 575 445 15.6 9.6

Men

1,598 482 584 531 295 236 15.7 9.5

Women

1,421 416 516 488 280 209 15.5 9.7

MARITAL STATUS

Men, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present(1)

2,271 665 834 772 427 345 15.9 9.6

Widowed, divorced, or separated(2)

847 222 290 335 170 166 19.4 11.1

Never married

3,526 1,015 1,234 1,277 690 587 17.4 9.9

Women, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present(1)

2,347 654 908 785 468 317 15.3 9.5

Widowed, divorced, or separated(2)

1,143 300 413 430 250 181 17.4 10.3

Never married

2,813 852 1,049 912 512 400 15.6 9.3

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 22, 2021