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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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
2022
2nd
2023
2nd
2022
2nd
2023
2nd
2022
2nd
2023
2nd
2022
2nd
2023
2nd
2022
2nd
2023

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

5,780 5,732 3,951 3,873 1,258 1,185 301 336 1,238 1,264

Less than 5 weeks

2,284 2,105 1,644 1,504 423 383 112 89 498 491

5 to 14 weeks

1,393 1,603 932 1,092 333 325 57 106 318 348

15 weeks and over

2,103 2,024 1,375 1,278 502 477 132 141 422 425

15 to 26 weeks

780 931 527 608 174 200 41 69 146 207

27 weeks and over

1,323 1,092 849 670 328 278 91 72 276 218

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

23.4 21.1 22.1 19.0 26.4 24.9 31.6 29.3 23.2 19.1

Median duration, in weeks

8.5 8.8 7.9 8.2 9.8 10.1 10.8 11.2 8.1 8.1

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

39.5 36.7 41.6 38.8 33.6 32.3 37.2 26.5 40.3 38.8

5 to 14 weeks

24.1 28.0 23.6 28.2 26.5 27.4 19.1 31.5 25.7 27.6

15 weeks and over

36.4 35.3 34.8 33.0 39.9 40.3 43.8 41.9 34.1 33.6

15 to 26 weeks

13.5 16.2 13.3 15.7 13.8 16.9 13.5 20.5 11.8 16.4

27 weeks and over

22.9 19.1 21.5 17.3 26.1 23.4 30.3 21.5 22.3 17.2

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: May 21, 2024