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
4th
2013
4th
2014
4th
2013
4th
2014
4th
2013
4th
2014
4th
2013
4th
2014
4th
2013
4th
2014

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

10,343 8,547 7,145 5,668 2,230 1,993 420 407 2,135 1,664

Less than 5 weeks

2,325 2,258 1,744 1,626 381 409 84 94 556 509

5 to 14 weeks

2,429 2,184 1,691 1,452 500 489 89 101 522 412

15 weeks and over

5,589 4,106 3,709 2,590 1,349 1,096 247 212 1,057 743

15 to 26 weeks

1,689 1,339 1,148 865 373 328 84 63 328 267

27 weeks and over

3,900 2,767 2,562 1,725 976 768 163 149 729 477

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

36.9 33.4 35.4 31.4 40.9 38.7 39.9 40.8 32.3 30.2

Median duration, in weeks

17.4 13.6 15.9 12.4 21.8 18.5 19.5 16.1 14.3 12.0

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

22.5 26.4 24.4 28.7 17.1 20.5 20.0 23.0 26.0 30.6

5 to 14 weeks

23.5 25.5 23.7 25.6 22.4 24.5 21.2 24.8 24.4 24.8

15 weeks and over

54.0 48.0 51.9 45.7 60.5 55.0 58.8 52.2 49.5 44.7

15 to 26 weeks

16.3 15.7 16.1 15.3 16.7 16.5 20.1 15.6 15.4 16.0

27 weeks and over

37.7 32.4 35.9 30.4 43.8 38.5 38.7 36.6 34.1 28.6

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: January 09, 2015