Duration of unemployment in February 2011
March 08, 2011
In February, 43.9 percent of unemployed persons had been jobless for 27 weeks or more. This group made up 43.8 percent of unemployed persons in January. In February 2010, 41.0 percent of the unemployed had been jobless for 27 weeks or longer.
The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was 6.0 million in February 2011.
The total number of unemployed persons (13.7 million) and the unemployment rate (8.9 percent) changed little in February.
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (8.7 percent), adult women (8.0 percent), teenagers (23.9 percent), whites (8.0 percent), blacks (15.3 percent), and Hispanics (11.6 percent) showed little or no change in February.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Duration of unemployment in February 2011 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110308.htm (visited November 17, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Differences in Parents’ Time Use between the Summer and the School Year
A look at how parents of school-age children spend their time in the summer and the school year.
Hispanics in the United States: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
A look at employment, earnings, consumer spending, time use, and workplace injuries and illnesses for the Hispanic or Latino U.S. population.
Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and Other Entertainment
A look at consumer spending and attendance at arts, sports, and entertainment events.
Profile of the Labor Force by Educational Attainment
A look at the educational attainment of the U.S. labor force and how it has changed over time.