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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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
2012
4th
2013
4th
2012
4th
2013
4th
2012
4th
2013
4th
2012
4th
2013
4th
2012
4th
2013

NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED

Total unemployed

11,663 10,343 8,108 7,145 2,485 2,230 496 420 2,375 2,135

Less than 5 weeks

2,477 2,325 1,842 1,744 410 381 95 84 594 556

5 to 14 weeks

2,671 2,429 1,870 1,691 547 500 111 89 537 522

15 weeks and over

6,515 5,589 4,395 3,709 1,528 1,349 289 247 1,244 1,057

15 to 26 weeks

1,769 1,689 1,200 1,148 384 373 84 84 317 328

27 weeks and over

4,746 3,900 3,195 2,562 1,145 976 205 163 927 729

Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)

39.3 36.9 38.6 35.4 42.4 40.9 42.4 39.9 38.6 32.3

Median duration, in weeks

19.3 17.4 18.0 15.9 24.2 21.8 20.4 19.5 17.0 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

21.2 22.5 22.7 24.4 16.5 17.1 19.2 20.0 25.0 26.0

5 to 14 weeks

22.9 23.5 23.1 23.7 22.0 22.4 22.5 21.2 22.6 24.4

15 weeks and over

55.9 54.0 54.2 51.9 61.5 60.5 58.3 58.8 52.4 49.5

15 to 26 weeks

15.2 16.3 14.8 16.1 15.4 16.7 17.0 20.1 13.4 15.4

27 weeks and over

40.7 37.7 39.4 35.9 46.1 43.8 41.3 38.7 39.0 34.1

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: August 03, 2021