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
2013
1st
2014
1st
2013
1st
2014
1st
2013
1st
2014
1st
2013
1st
2014
1st
2013
1st
2014

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

12,498 10,762 8,919 7,499 2,530 2,275 499 476 2,464 2,162

Less than 5 weeks

2,584 2,362 1,978 1,737 411 389 86 109 578 494

5 to 14 weeks

3,241 2,815 2,400 2,059 580 492 94 112 712 601

15 weeks and over

6,673 5,586 4,540 3,703 1,538 1,394 319 255 1,175 1,067

15 to 26 weeks

1,936 1,795 1,373 1,236 405 403 70 72 344 360

27 weeks and over

4,737 3,791 3,167 2,467 1,134 991 249 184 831 707

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

35.8 35.3 34.0 33.9 39.8 41.5 47.2 34.7 32.9 32.1

Median duration, in weeks

17.0 15.8 15.2 14.2 22.6 22.7 27.5 17.1 13.6 14.3

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

20.7 21.9 22.2 23.2 16.3 17.1 17.2 23.0 23.4 22.8

5 to 14 weeks

25.9 26.2 26.9 27.5 22.9 21.6 18.9 23.5 28.9 27.8

15 weeks and over

53.4 51.9 50.9 49.4 60.8 61.3 63.9 53.6 47.7 49.4

15 to 26 weeks

15.5 16.7 15.4 16.5 16.0 17.7 14.0 15.0 14.0 16.7

27 weeks and over

37.9 35.2 35.5 32.9 44.8 43.5 50.0 38.5 33.7 32.7

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 04, 2014