Long-term unemployment rates of various groups, 2007 and 2013

2007 2013 Ratio
 All 0.8% 2.8%  3.4
Less than high school 1.6% 5.1%  3.1
High school 1.0% 3.6%  3.6
Some college 0.7% 2.7%  3.8
College 0.5% 1.7%  3.7
Advanced degree 0.4% 1.3%  3.3
16-24 1.3% 3.9%  3.1
25-34 0.8% 2.8%  3.5
35-44 0.7% 2.5%  3.6
45-54 0.8% 2.5%  3.3
55-64 0.7% 2.6%  3.6
Male 0.9% 2.9%  3.4
Female 0.8% 2.6%  3.5
White 0.6% 2.2%  3.5
Black 2.0% 5.7%  2.9
Hispanic 0.8% 3.1%  3.9
Occupation
Management, business and financial occupations 0.4% 1.5%  4.1
Professional and related occupations 0.4% 1.3%  3.3
Service occupations 1.0% 3.2%  3.2
Sales and related occupations 0.8% 2.8%  3.4
Office, administrative support occupations 0.7% 3.0%  4.3
Construction and extraction occupations 1.1% 4.2%  3.9
Installation, maintenance and repair occs 0.6% 2.2%  3.7
Production occupations 1.1% 3.6%  3.2
Transportation, material moving occupations 1.2% 3.4%  2.9
Industry
Mining 0.3% 1.3%  3.9
Construction 1.0% 3.7%  3.7
Manufacturing 0.9% 2.8%  3.1
Wholesale and retail trade 0.8% 2.9%  3.6
Transportation and utilities 0.8% 2.4%  3.1
Information 0.8% 2.6%  3.1
Financial activities 0.5% 1.9%  3.8
Professional and business services 0.9% 3.1%  3.6
Educational and health services 0.4% 1.7%  4.0
Leisure and hospitality 1.1% 3.2%  2.9
Other services 0.6% 2.3%  3.6
Public administration 0.4% 1.4%  3.4

Note: The long-term unemployment rate is the share of the labor force that has been unemployed for more than six months.

Source: Author's analysis of the basic monthly Current Population Survey microdata

View the underlying data on epi.org.