June 02, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Duration of unemployment, 1994–2010

Share of the unemployed who found jobs, by weeks of duration of unemployment, annual averages, 1994–2010
Year Share of unemployed who found jobs, by weeks of duration of unemployment
Less than 5 weeks 5 to 14 weeks 15 to 26 weeks 27 to 52 weeks 53 weeks and over

1994

47.3 29.0 11.4 8.3 4.0

1995

50.5 28.6 10.7 6.6 3.5

1996

52.1 28.8 10.1 6.5 2.6

1997

52.3 28.9 10.3 6.0 2.5

1998

54.5 28.5 8.9 5.8 2.4

1999

55.6 28.3 9.2 5.0 2.0

2000

56.5 28.2 8.1 4.9 2.1

2001

55.7 29.0 9.2 4.6 1.6

2002

47.4 29.8 12.1 8.1 2.6

2003

44.7 29.1 12.8 9.3 4.1

2004

45.5 28.6 12.3 9.3 4.3

2005

47.3 28.7 12.0 8.0 3.9

2006

49.5 28.5 11.7 7.5 2.8

2007

49.0 29.7 11.4 7.1 2.8

2008

47.2 30.4 11.9 7.3 3.2

2009

38.9 29.1 14.9 12.1 5.1

2010

34.0 25.9 13.8 15.3 11.0

These data are featured in the TED article, Duration of unemployment, 1994–2010.

 

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