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
2013
2nd
2014
2nd
2013
2nd
2014
2nd
2013
2nd
2014
2nd
2013
2nd
2014
2nd
2013
2nd
2014

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

11,521 9,472 8,107 6,465 2,485 2,066 410 470 2,156 1,832

Less than 5 weeks

2,775 2,617 2,081 1,914 450 437 108 123 539 573

5 to 14 weeks

2,370 2,027 1,710 1,395 487 425 78 98 462 391

15 weeks and over

6,377 4,828 4,316 3,156 1,548 1,204 225 249 1,155 868

15 to 26 weeks

2,010 1,543 1,395 1,030 454 372 55 66 390 307

27 weeks and over

4,367 3,286 2,921 2,126 1,093 832 170 182 765 561

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

37.1 34.7 35.7 33.5 41.9 37.8 39.5 40.7 34.3 31.4

Median duration, in weeks

18.0 15.2 16.6 13.8 22.7 20.2 18.4 16.9 16.6 13.0

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

24.1 27.6 25.7 29.6 18.1 21.1 26.3 26.2 25.0 31.3

5 to 14 weeks

20.6 21.4 21.1 21.6 19.6 20.6 19.0 20.9 21.4 21.3

15 weeks and over

55.4 51.0 53.2 48.8 62.3 58.3 54.7 52.9 53.6 47.4

15 to 26 weeks

17.4 16.3 17.2 15.9 18.3 18.0 13.3 14.1 18.1 16.8

27 weeks and over

37.9 34.7 36.0 32.9 44.0 40.3 41.5 38.8 35.5 30.6

Footnotes
(1) Beginning in January 2011, this series reflects a change to the collection of data on unemployment duration. For more information, see 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: July 03, 2014