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Unemployed Staying Out of Work Longer

Created on September 1, 2011

Unemployed Staying Out of Work Longer

Unemployed Staying Out of Work Longer

Chart 6 • B 2602

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% Unemployed Six Months or Longer

44.3%

2010 2005 2000 1995 1990 1985 1980 1975 1970

Duration of Unemployment, in Weeks

Average: 39.3 weeks

Median: 21.7 weeks

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The Employment Situation: Household Survey,”  Table A-12 / Haver Analytics.