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
1st
2014
1st
2015
1st
2014
1st
2015
1st
2014
1st
2015
1st
2014
1st
2015
1st
2014
1st
2015

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

10,762 9,092 7,499 6,286 2,275 1,962 476 339 2,162 1,882

Less than 5 weeks

2,362 2,358 1,737 1,718 389 404 109 75 494 542

5 to 14 weeks

2,815 2,547 2,059 1,819 492 500 112 81 601 525

15 weeks and over

5,586 4,187 3,703 2,749 1,394 1,058 255 183 1,067 815

15 to 26 weeks

1,795 1,437 1,236 987 403 319 72 62 360 303

27 weeks and over

3,791 2,751 2,467 1,763 991 740 184 121 707 512

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

35.3 30.9 33.9 29.3 41.5 35.5 34.7 37.5 32.1 26.4

Median duration, in weeks

15.8 12.8 14.2 11.9 22.7 17.5 17.1 17.6 14.3 11.6

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

21.9 25.9 23.2 27.3 17.1 20.6 23.0 22.2 22.8 28.8

5 to 14 weeks

26.2 28.0 27.5 28.9 21.6 25.5 23.5 23.8 27.8 27.9

15 weeks and over

51.9 46.1 49.4 43.7 61.3 53.9 53.6 54.0 49.4 43.3

15 to 26 weeks

16.7 15.8 16.5 15.7 17.7 16.2 15.0 18.4 16.7 16.1

27 weeks and over

35.2 30.3 32.9 28.0 43.5 37.7 38.5 35.7 32.7 27.2

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: April 03, 2015