Long-term unemployment most common in Northeast
July 30, 2002
Workers unemployed for 27 weeks or more made up 14.3 percent of the total unemployed in the Northeast in 2000. This was nearly 3 percentage points higher than in any of the other broad geographic regions.
In the West, 11.5 percent of the unemployed were in a spell of unemployment that had lasted 27 weeks or more. Such long durations of unemployment accounted for 10.8 percent of those unemployed in the South and 9.8 percent of those in the Midwest.
These data on employment are a product of the Current Population Survey. Additional information is available from Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 2000 (PDF 994K) (BLS Bulletin 2550).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Long-term unemployment most common in Northeast on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/jul/wk5/art02.htm (visited October 30, 2014).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.