Long-term unemployment experience of the jobless

Table 2. Selected labor force flows by age, 2007–2009 annual averages (Percent)
Age and labor force flow 2007 2008 2009

Total, 16 and older

100.0 100.0 100.0

Unemployed to employed

27.6 24.1 17.3

Unemployed to unemployed

48.2 52.8 63.1

Unemployed to not in labor force

24.2 23.1 19.6

16 to 24 years

100.0 100.0 100.0

Unemployed to employed

27.9 23.7 16.9

Unemployed to unemployed

42.2 45.6 53.7

Unemployed to not in labor force

30.0 30.7 29.4

25 to 54 years

100.0 100.0 100.0

Unemployed to employed

28.5 25.1 18.0

Unemployed to unemployed

50.7 56.2 66.7

Unemployed to not in labor force

20.7 18.7 15.3

55 years and older

100.0 100.0 100.0

Unemployed to employed

22.3 20.3 15.2

Unemployed to unemployed

53.0 56.3 65.1

Unemployed to not in labor force

24.7 23.4 19.7

NOTE: Totals may not sum to 100.0 percent due to rounding.