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
3rd
2013
3rd
2014
3rd
2013
3rd
2014
3rd
2013
3rd
2014
3rd
2013
3rd
2014
3rd
2013
3rd
2014

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

11,477 9,686 7,963 6,525 2,471 2,228 462 388 2,273 1,853

Less than 5 weeks

2,651 2,646 1,967 1,914 462 513 92 80 573 598

5 to 14 weeks

2,997 2,701 2,086 1,876 628 542 118 113 576 527

15 weeks and over

5,828 4,338 3,910 2,735 1,381 1,173 252 196 1,123 729

15 to 26 weeks

1,593 1,310 1,050 819 381 375 82 54 322 228

27 weeks and over

4,235 3,028 2,860 1,916 1,000 798 170 142 802 500

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

36.4 31.3 35.7 30.3 39.3 33.7 40.4 37.1 32.1 27.8

Median duration, in weeks

15.2 12.3 14.1 11.0 18.9 16.4 17.4 14.8 14.2 10.1

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

23.1 27.3 24.7 29.3 18.7 23.0 19.9 20.7 25.2 32.2

5 to 14 weeks

26.1 27.9 26.2 28.8 25.4 24.3 25.5 29.0 25.4 28.4

15 weeks and over

50.8 44.8 49.1 41.9 55.9 52.6 54.5 50.4 49.4 39.3

15 to 26 weeks

13.9 13.5 13.2 12.5 15.4 16.8 17.7 13.8 14.1 12.3

27 weeks and over

36.9 31.3 35.9 29.4 40.5 35.8 36.8 36.6 35.3 27.0

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: October 03, 2014