September 14, 2010

Unemployment in August 2010

Duration of unemployment, percent distribution, January 2000–August 2010
Month Percent of unemployed by unemployment duration
Less than 5 weeks 5 to 14 weeks 15 to 26 weeks 27 weeks and over

Jan 2000

44.8 30.8 11.6 12.7

Feb 2000

44.8 32.9 11.5 10.8

Mar 2000

47.3 30.3 11.3 11.0

Apr 2000

44.7 32.9 11.8 10.7

May 2000

44.2 32.9 11.8 11.1

Jun 2000

46.3 31.5 11.0 11.2

Jul 2000

44.1 32.2 11.4 12.3

Aug 2000

43.7 32.4 11.7 12.2

Sep 2000

45.9 31.1 11.5 11.5

Oct 2000

44.9 31.0 12.8 11.3

Nov 2000

44.7 31.9 12.9 10.6

Dec 2000

44.0 32.4 12.2 11.4

Jan 2001

44.3 32.7 11.7 11.3

Feb 2001

46.7 28.9 12.7 11.7

Mar 2001

42.8 32.9 13.2 11.1

Apr 2001

46.0 30.8 12.2 11.0

May 2001

43.2 32.7 14.0 10.0

Jun 2001

44.1 31.8 12.9 11.2

Jul 2001

40.8 33.7 14.7 10.8

Aug 2001

42.3 31.2 14.3 12.2

Sep 2001

39.7 32.9 15.8 11.5

Oct 2001

40.3 32.8 15.2 11.8

Nov 2001

38.8 32.2 15.2 13.9

Dec 2001

36.7 33.8 15.9 13.6

Jan 2002

37.0 31.7 16.7 14.6

Feb 2002

36.5 31.5 17.1 14.9

Mar 2002

36.8 30.7 16.6 15.9

Apr 2002

33.9 33.2 16.1 16.8

May 2002

33.9 30.8 16.6 18.8

Jun 2002

32.3 31.6 16.5 19.6

Jul 2002

34.7 29.6 16.6 19.0

Aug 2002

35.1 30.3 15.8 18.9

Sep 2002

33.5 30.6 16.8 19.1

Oct 2002

33.2 30.2 16.7 19.9

Nov 2002

34.6 29.4 15.5 20.5

Dec 2002

32.6 29.8 15.5 22.1

Jan 2003

33.2 30.0 16.3 20.5

Feb 2003

32.6 30.5 15.1 21.8

Mar 2003

33.1 30.0 15.9 21.0

Apr 2003

31.7 30.2 16.1 21.9

May 2003

33.4 29.4 15.5 21.6

Jun 2003

31.6 29.8 15.8 22.8

Jul 2003

30.3 29.2 18.5 22.0

Aug 2003

31.2 29.2 17.4 22.2

Sep 2003

30.2 31.0 16.4 22.5

Oct 2003

31.0 29.6 17.0 22.4

Nov 2003

30.9 29.2 16.5 23.4

Dec 2003

30.5 29.3 17.1 23.1

Jan 2004

31.9 28.1 17.3 22.7

Feb 2004

29.9 30.0 17.2 22.9

Mar 2004

31.4 29.0 15.9 23.6

Apr 2004

34.1 29.4 14.3 22.1

May 2004

33.2 29.0 15.9 21.9

Jun 2004

32.7 29.1 15.7 22.5

Jul 2004

34.7 29.3 15.2 20.7

Aug 2004

33.0 31.8 14.9 20.3

Sep 2004

34.7 28.7 15.2 21.4

Oct 2004

33.8 28.5 16.1 21.5

Nov 2004

33.2 29.5 15.8 21.4

Dec 2004

34.8 28.5 16.0 20.8

Jan 2005

33.8 29.5 15.5 21.2

Feb 2005

34.4 29.3 15.9 20.4

Mar 2005

32.5 30.5 15.2 21.8

Apr 2005

35.1 29.9 14.0 21.0

May 2005

35.9 29.1 14.9 20.1

Jun 2005

35.8 31.8 13.9 18.5

Jul 2005

34.8 32.1 14.5 18.7

Aug 2005

34.5 31.0 15.6 18.9

Sep 2005

36.4 30.2 14.5 18.9

Oct 2005

36.2 30.6 14.3 18.9

Nov 2005

37.2 30.1 14.7 18.0

Dec 2005

35.6 30.9 14.8 18.7

Jan 2006

36.3 31.3 15.7 16.7

Feb 2006

35.7 29.0 16.6 18.7

Mar 2006

37.9 28.3 15.1 18.7

Apr 2006

37.2 29.9 14.2 18.7

May 2006

36.2 31.0 13.7 19.1

Jun 2006

39.2 30.0 14.1 16.7

Jul 2006

38.2 29.8 13.7 18.3

Aug 2006

36.2 31.8 13.8 18.1

Sep 2006

37.9 29.8 14.4 17.9

Oct 2006

38.4 31.1 14.6 15.8

Nov 2006

36.4 32.2 15.0 16.4

Dec 2006

38.6 30.4 14.8 16.2

Jan 2007

37.0 32.3 14.5 16.2

Feb 2007

37.0 31.3 13.9 17.8

Mar 2007

34.4 31.8 15.1 18.7

Apr 2007

35.6 31.3 15.6 17.6

May 2007

35.9 31.5 15.9 16.7

Jun 2007

36.7 30.5 16.2 16.6

Jul 2007

35.5 31.1 15.0 18.4

Aug 2007

36.5 30.9 15.2 17.3

Sep 2007

35.7 31.8 15.1 17.4

Oct 2007

34.1 34.3 14.0 17.6

Nov 2007

36.2 31.0 13.9 18.8

Dec 2007

35.8 31.3 15.6 17.3

Jan 2008

34.7 31.7 15.3 18.3

Feb 2008

35.4 32.0 14.9 17.7

Mar 2008

35.7 32.3 15.0 17.0

Apr 2008

32.3 32.8 16.9 18.0

May 2008

38.6 28.6 14.1 18.7

Jun 2008

31.8 34.5 15.1 18.5

Jul 2008

32.6 32.2 16.2 19.1

Aug 2008

34.4 29.8 16.4 19.4

Sep 2008

30.3 32.0 16.8 20.9

Oct 2008

30.2 30.4 17.3 22.1

Nov 2008

31.2 31.2 16.7 20.9

Dec 2008

28.8 30.9 17.4 22.9

Jan 2009

30.2 30.1 17.3 22.4

Feb 2009

26.5 31.2 18.9 23.4

Mar 2009

25.2 30.6 19.6 24.6

Apr 2009

24.3 29.3 19.0 27.5

May 2009

22.2 29.6 20.5 27.7

Jun 2009

21.0 26.6 22.7 29.6

Jul 2009

21.9 24.3 19.6 34.2

Aug 2009

20.0 27.4 18.9 33.6

Sep 2009

19.4 25.3 19.5 35.9

Oct 2009

20.1 23.5 20.4 36.0

Nov 2009

18.2 23.0 20.1 38.7

Dec 2009

19.0 22.7 18.5 39.8

Jan 2010

19.6 22.0 17.2 41.2

Feb 2010

18.3 22.8 18.0 40.9

Mar 2010

17.8 21.7 16.4 44.1

Apr 2010

18.3 20.4 15.4 45.9

May 2010

18.7 20.5 14.7 46.0

Jun 2010

18.6 21.0 14.9 45.5

Jul 2010

19.4 20.9 14.7 44.9

Aug 2010

18.5 24.4 15.0 42.0

These data featured in the TED article, Unemployment in August 2010.