To see the last 10 years of data, select one or more series from the table below, then scroll down to click the "Retrieve data" button.
You can choose other years, reformat your returned information, or create differences using the "Reformat" button that will be shown with the retrieved information.
(Note: Annual average information is stored only with the "Not seasonally adjusted" series.)
Less than 5 weeks
5 to 14 weeks
15 weeks and over
15 to 26 weeks
27 weeks and over
Average (mean) duration, in weeks(1)
Median duration, in weeks
Footnotes:(1) Beginning in January 2011, this series reflects a change to the collection of data on unemployment duration. For more information, see http://www.bls.gov/cps/duration.htm.
Last Modified Date: February 04, 2011
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