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Ranks of those unemployed for a year or more up sharply

Chart 1: Unemployment by duration of unemployment, not seasonally adjusted, second quarter 2007–2010
Level Share
QII 2007 QII 2008 QII 2009 QII 2010 QII 2007 QII 2008 QII 2009 QII 2010

52 weeks or more

645 792 2,004 4,523 9.5 9.8 14.2 30.9

27-51 weeks

519 716 2,025 2,171 7.7 8.8 14.4 14.8

1-26 weeks

5,607 6,591 10,076 7,927 82.8 81.4 71.4 54.2

Total

6,771 8,099 14,105 14,621

These data featured in the Issues in Labor Statistics article, Ranks of those unemployed for a year or more up sharply.

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