Percentage of the unemployed who were jobless for 27 weeks or longer in the U.S. in 2015, by race and ethnicity

This statistic shows the percentage of the unemployed who were jobless for 27 weeks or longer in the U.S. in 2015, by race and ethnicity. In 2015, about 34.4 percent of Black or African American unemployed had been jobless for at least 27 weeks.


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 Percentage of long-term unemployed among all unemployed
White 25.98%
Black or African American 34.4%
Asian 31.12%
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity 25.26%
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