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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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
2021
2nd
2022
2nd
2021
2nd
2022
2nd
2021
2nd
2022
2nd
2021
2nd
2022
2nd
2021
2nd
2022

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

9,311 5,780 6,296 3,951 1,901 1,258 584 301 2,107 1,238

Less than 5 weeks

2,233 2,284 1,569 1,644 420 423 101 112 506 498

5 to 14 weeks

1,812 1,393 1,205 932 370 333 136 57 402 318

15 weeks and over

5,265 2,103 3,523 1,375 1,111 502 347 132 1,200 422

15 to 26 weeks

1,361 780 932 527 266 174 92 41 319 146

27 weeks and over

3,904 1,323 2,590 849 846 328 255 91 881 276

Average (mean) duration, in weeks

30.3 23.4 29.5 22.1 33.3 26.4 29.8 31.6 29.7 23.2

Median duration, in weeks

20.2 8.5 19.6 7.9 22.0 9.8 21.8 10.8 20.5 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

24.0 39.5 24.9 41.6 22.1 33.6 17.2 37.2 24.0 40.3

5 to 14 weeks

19.5 24.1 19.1 23.6 19.5 26.5 23.3 19.1 19.1 25.7

15 weeks and over

56.5 36.4 56.0 34.8 58.4 39.9 59.4 43.8 56.9 34.1

15 to 26 weeks

14.6 13.5 14.8 13.3 14.0 13.8 15.8 13.5 15.1 11.8

27 weeks and over

41.9 22.9 41.1 21.5 44.5 26.1 43.6 30.3 41.8 22.3

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 08, 2022