Long-term unemployment experience of the jobless

Chart 1. Percent of the unemployed who remained unemployed month to month and percent of the unemployed who were jobless for 27 weeks or longer, seasonally adjusted 3-month moving average, April 1990–December 2009
Month and year Remained unemployed Percent unemployed 27 weeks or longer

Apr 1990

49.3 9.5

May 1990

50.7 9.5

Jun 1990

51.4 9.5

Jul 1990

51.3 9.8

Aug 1990

51.4 10.2

Sep 1990

53.4 10.6

Oct 1990

54.0 10.4

Nov 1990

54.5 10.8

Dec 1990

54.3 10.6

Jan 1991

54.7 10.9

Feb 1991

55.1 10.9

Mar 1991

55.5 11.1

Apr 1991

55.7 11.6

May 1991

56.4 11.9

Jun 1991

56.4 12.6

Jul 1991

57.0 12.9

Aug 1991

56.6 13.5

Sep 1991

56.4 13.7

Oct 1991

56.2 13.9

Nov 1991

56.8 15.4

Dec 1991

58.0 16.4

Jan 1992

57.8 17.5

Feb 1992

59.0 18.1

Mar 1992

59.3 18.8

Apr 1992

60.1 18.9

May 1992

59.6 20.6

Jun 1992

59.6 21.3

Jul 1992

59.6 21.5

Aug 1992

59.8 21.0

Sep 1992

59.2 21.5

Oct 1992

58.8 23.1

Nov 1992

58.3 20.7

Dec 1992

57.9 21.4

Jan 1993

58.4 21.2

Feb 1993

58.0 20.7

Mar 1993

58.0 20.0

Apr 1993

57.7 18.2

May 1993

58.1 19.6

Jun 1993

58.9 19.5

Jul 1993

58.3 19.8

Aug 1993

57.8 20.1

Sep 1993

57.1 20.2

Oct 1993

57.3 20.4

Nov 1993

56.8 21.0

Dec 1993

55.8 20.8

Jan 1994

55.0 20.1

Feb 1994

54.3 20.7

Mar 1994

53.5 21.2

Apr 1994

52.5 21.3

May 1994

51.3 21.3

Jun 1994

50.4 19.9

Jul 1994

49.8 19.6

Aug 1994

49.7 19.6

Sep 1994

50.0 20.0

Oct 1994

50.6 20.8

Nov 1994

50.2 19.7

Dec 1994

48.9 18.9

Jan 1995

47.7 18.3

Feb 1995

47.8 17.2

Mar 1995

48.9 18.8

Apr 1995

49.6 18.7

May 1995

49.8 17.5

Jun 1995

49.7 16.8

Jul 1995

49.5 16.7

Aug 1995

49.2 16.3

Sep 1995

49.0 16.9

Oct 1995

48.0 16.5

Nov 1995

48.5 16.7

Dec 1995

49.4 16.4

Jan 1996

50.4 16.2

Feb 1996

50.1 16.5

Mar 1996

49.5 18.2

Apr 1996

49.7 18.3

May 1996

49.8 18.1

Jun 1996

49.3 19.4

Jul 1996

48.8 18.3

Aug 1996

48.4 18.2

Sep 1996

48.3 17.4

Oct 1996

48.5 16.7

Nov 1996

48.9 15.7

Dec 1996

50.1 16.1

Jan 1997

49.2 16.1

Feb 1997

49.0 15.7

Mar 1997

48.2 15.6

Apr 1997

48.6 16.2

May 1997

48.1 15.7

Jun 1997

47.4 15.8

Jul 1997

46.8 16.3

Aug 1997

47.0 16.2

Sep 1997

47.7 16.2

Oct 1997

47.8 16.0

Nov 1997

47.6 14.8

Dec 1997

46.3 15.4

Jan 1998

46.3 15.7

Feb 1998

45.2 15.2

Mar 1998

45.3 14.1

Apr 1998

44.1 14.7

May 1998

44.8 13.8

Jun 1998

45.4 12.6

Jul 1998

46.3 13.3

Aug 1998

46.1 13.2

Sep 1998

45.6 14.5

Oct 1998

45.4 13.6

Nov 1998

44.8 14.4

Dec 1998

44.2 13.5

Jan 1999

43.8 12.0

Feb 1999

44.0 13.2

Mar 1999

43.8 12.2

Apr 1999

44.4 11.4

May 1999

44.1 12.4

Jun 1999

45.2 13.7

Jul 1999

45.1 12.3

Aug 1999

45.4 12.1

Sep 1999

45.4 12.0

Oct 1999

44.8 12.4

Nov 1999

43.8 11.9

Dec 1999

42.4 12.1

Jan 2000

41.6 12.7

Feb 2000

42.7 10.8

Mar 2000

43.2 11.0

Apr 2000

43.0 10.7

May 2000

43.0 11.1

Jun 2000

42.7 11.2

Jul 2000

43.4 12.3

Aug 2000

43.0 12.2

Sep 2000

43.2 11.5

Oct 2000

43.2 11.3

Nov 2000

44.2 10.6

Dec 2000

45.8 11.4

Jan 2001

46.5 11.3

Feb 2001

46.2 11.7

Mar 2001

45.4 11.1

Apr 2001

45.0 11.0

May 2001

44.5 10.0

Jun 2001

45.0 11.2

Jul 2001

45.9 10.8

Aug 2001

47.5 12.2

Sep 2001

48.4 11.5

Oct 2001

49.6 11.8

Nov 2001

50.5 13.9

Dec 2001

51.7 13.6

Jan 2002

52.2 14.6

Feb 2002

52.4 14.9

Mar 2002

52.5 15.9

Apr 2002

53.3 16.8

May 2002

54.1 18.8

Jun 2002

54.7 19.6

Jul 2002

53.8 19.0

Aug 2002

53.6 18.9

Sep 2002

53.0 19.1

Oct 2002

53.4 19.9

Nov 2002

53.8 20.5

Dec 2002

54.7 22.1

Jan 2003

54.1 20.5

Feb 2003

54.5 21.8

Mar 2003

53.7 21.0

Apr 2003

54.7 21.9

May 2003

54.6 21.6

Jun 2003

55.4 22.8

Jul 2003

55.6 22.0

Aug 2003

55.1 22.2

Sep 2003

54.9 22.5

Oct 2003

54.6 22.4

Nov 2003

54.8 23.4

Dec 2003

53.6 23.1

Jan 2004

53.8 22.7

Feb 2004

53.2 22.9

Mar 2004

53.9 23.6

Apr 2004

53.0 22.1

May 2004

53.0 21.9

Jun 2004

52.9 22.5

Jul 2004

52.6 20.7

Aug 2004

52.1 20.3

Sep 2004

50.9 21.4

Oct 2004

50.7 21.5

Nov 2004

50.6 21.4

Dec 2004

51.1 20.8

Jan 2005

51.6 21.2

Feb 2005

52.0 20.4

Mar 2005

51.9 21.8

Apr 2005

51.5 21.0

May 2005

51.0 20.1

Jun 2005

50.8 18.5

Jul 2005

50.5 18.7

Aug 2005

49.5 18.9

Sep 2005

49.6 18.9

Oct 2005

49.6 18.9

Nov 2005

50.0 18.0

Dec 2005

49.0 18.7

Jan 2006

48.1 16.7

Feb 2006

48.4 18.7

Mar 2006

48.7 18.7

Apr 2006

48.8 18.7

May 2006

47.8 19.1

Jun 2006

47.0 16.7

Jul 2006

46.7 18.3

Aug 2006

46.6 18.1

Sep 2006

46.8 17.9

Oct 2006

47.0 15.8

Nov 2006

47.8 16.4

Dec 2006

47.7 16.2

Jan 2007

48.1 16.2

Feb 2007

46.8 17.8

Mar 2007

46.7 18.7

Apr 2007

47.2 17.6

May 2007

48.1 16.7

Jun 2007

49.4 16.6

Jul 2007

49.4 18.4

Aug 2007

50.0 17.3

Sep 2007

50.1 17.4

Oct 2007

50.5 17.6

Nov 2007

50.3 18.8

Dec 2007

51.1 17.3

Jan 2008

51.6 18.3

Feb 2008

51.7 17.7

Mar 2008

51.1 17.0

Apr 2008

49.6 18.0

May 2008

50.5 18.7

Jun 2008

51.8 18.5

Jul 2008

54.3 19.1

Aug 2008

55.0 19.4

Sep 2008

54.9 20.9

Oct 2008

55.4 22.1

Nov 2008

56.4 20.9

Dec 2008

58.2 22.9

Jan 2009

59.2 22.4

Feb 2009

60.4 23.4

Mar 2009

61.8 24.6

Apr 2009

62.9 27.5

May 2009

63.8 27.7

Jun 2009

64.0 29.6

Jul 2009

64.0 34.2

Aug 2009

63.9 33.6

Sep 2009

64.2 35.9

Oct 2009

65.4 36.0

Nov 2009

65.5 38.7

Dec 2009

65.7 39.8