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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 "More formatting options" link that will be shown with the retrieved information.
(Note: Annual average information is stored only with the "Not seasonally adjusted" series. Be sure to check the box at the top of the output page to include annual averages with the retrieved information.)
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
(1) Beginning in January 2011, this series reflects a change to the collection of data on unemployment duration. For more information, see www.bls.gov/cps/duration.htm.
NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data will not necessarily add to total because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series.
SOURCE: Current Population Survey
Last Modified Date: February 19, 2020