March 8, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Duration of unemployment in February 2011

Duration of unemployment, percent distribution, January 2007–February 2011
Month Percent of unemployed by unemployment duration
Less than 5 weeks 5 to 14 weeks 15 to 26 weeks 27 weeks and over

Jan 2007

36.7 32.4 14.5 16.3

Feb 2007

37.0 31.2 13.9 17.9

Mar 2007

34.4 31.9 15.1 18.6

Apr 2007

35.6 31.5 15.6 17.4

May 2007

35.9 31.7 15.9 16.5

Jun 2007

36.6 30.6 16.3 16.5

Jul 2007

35.4 31.2 15.1 18.3

Aug 2007

36.8 30.4 15.3 17.5

Sep 2007

35.6 31.8 15.1 17.6

Oct 2007

34.5 34.1 13.8 17.7

Nov 2007

36.4 30.9 13.8 18.9

Dec 2007

35.7 31.3 15.5 17.4

Jan 2008

34.1 32.0 15.4 18.4

Feb 2008

35.5 31.8 14.9 17.7

Mar 2008

35.9 32.3 14.9 16.9

Apr 2008

32.3 33.1 16.9 17.7

May 2008

38.5 28.9 14.1 18.5

Jun 2008

31.8 34.6 15.2 18.3

Jul 2008

32.3 32.4 16.3 18.9

Aug 2008

34.7 29.2 16.5 19.7

Sep 2008

30.1 31.9 16.8 21.2

Oct 2008

30.8 30.0 17.0 22.2

Nov 2008

31.4 31.1 16.5 21.1

Dec 2008

28.7 31.0 17.2 23.0

Jan 2009

29.5 30.5 17.4 22.5

Feb 2009

26.7 30.9 19.0 23.4

Mar 2009

25.5 30.6 19.6 24.4

Apr 2009

24.3 29.7 19.0 27.0

May 2009

22.1 30.0 20.5 27.4

Jun 2009

21.1 26.8 22.8 29.3

Jul 2009

21.6 24.6 19.9 33.9

Aug 2009

20.2 26.8 19.0 34.0

Sep 2009

19.1 25.1 19.5 36.3

Oct 2009

20.7 23.2 19.9 36.3

Nov 2009

18.3 23.0 19.5 39.2

Dec 2009

19.0 22.8 18.2 40.1

Jan 2010

19.2 22.0 17.2 41.5

Feb 2010

18.3 22.6 18.1 41.0

Mar 2010

17.9 21.6 16.5 43.9

Apr 2010

18.4 20.5 15.5 45.5

May 2010

18.8 20.8 14.8 45.6

Jun 2010

18.8 21.2 14.9 45.2

Jul 2010

19.4 21.2 14.8 44.7

Aug 2010

18.6 24.3 14.9 42.2

Sep 2010

19.5 22.6 16.1 41.8

Oct 2010

17.9 23.1 16.9 42.1

Nov 2010

18.8 22.2 16.8 42.2

Dec 2010

18.7 21.9 15.2 44.3

Jan 2011

18.9 21.3 16.1 43.8

Feb 2011

17.5 22.7 16.0 43.9

These data are featured in the TED article, Duration of unemployment in February 2011.

 

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