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 https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/jul/wk5/art02.htm (visited October 28, 2020).
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