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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Duration of unemployment in the CPS

Due to the routine annual introduction of updated population controls to the Current Population Survey (CPS) data, the change between December 2010 and January 2011 levels of unemployment, employment, and the labor force are not shown. To see changes in the levels for these measures with and without the population controls, please visit Table C.

Access to the latest numbers for the unemployment rate can be found here.

For more information on the CPS population controls and their effect on national labor force estimates, please visit


Last Modified Date: February 4, 2011