January 04, 2011

Share of long-term unemployment in States, 2007–09

Percent of unemployed persons with unemployment duration of 15 weeks or longer, selected States, 20072009
State Unemployed 15 weeks or longer
2007 2008 2009


16.1 15.3 34.1


18.8 26.6 43.7

District of Columbia

39.3 43.3 54.8


42.0 42.9 57.3

South Carolina

34.4 43.0 57.4


30.5 39.3 57.5

These data featured in the TED article, Share of long-term unemployment in States, 2007–09.




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