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
2014
2nd
2015
2nd
2014
2nd
2015
2nd
2014
2nd
2015
2nd
2014
2nd
2015
2nd
2014
2nd
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

9,472 8,325 6,465 5,669 2,066 1,865 470 369 1,832 1,699

Less than 5 weeks

2,617 2,604 1,914 1,908 437 436 123 112 573 572

5 to 14 weeks

2,027 2,047 1,395 1,404 425 437 98 86 391 459

15 weeks and over

4,828 3,674 3,156 2,356 1,204 993 249 171 868 667

15 to 26 weeks

1,543 1,300 1,030 859 372 327 66 60 307 232

27 weeks and over

3,286 2,374 2,126 1,497 832 666 182 111 561 435

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

34.7 30.2 33.5 28.5 37.8 35.1 40.7 35.8 31.4 25.7

Median duration, in weeks

15.2 11.7 13.8 10.4 20.2 16.7 16.9 12.8 13.0 10.0

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

27.6 31.3 29.6 33.7 21.1 23.4 26.2 30.3 31.3 33.7

5 to 14 weeks

21.4 24.6 21.6 24.8 20.6 23.4 20.9 23.2 21.3 27.0

15 weeks and over

51.0 44.1 48.8 41.6 58.3 53.2 52.9 46.4 47.4 39.3

15 to 26 weeks

16.3 15.6 15.9 15.2 18.0 17.5 14.1 16.2 16.8 13.7

27 weeks and over

34.7 28.5 32.9 26.4 40.3 35.7 38.8 30.2 30.6 25.6

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 02, 2015