Long-term unemployment shares, by age, 2007–10

2007 2008 2009 2010
White 16–24 9.9% 11.9% 20.0% 26.7%
25–45 16.5% 18.5% 30.6% 43.8%
46–55 22.9% 25.0% 35.5% 52.2%
56–64 24.0% 24.4% 39.2% 53.4%
Asian 16–24 9.1% 9.6% 20.8% 24.1%
25–45 21.9% 22.3% 32.2% 48.8%
46–55 31.7% 28.3% 52.7% 58.3%
56–64 16.7% 26.3% 46.7% 61.1%

Note: These data exclude biracial or multiracial individuals and Hispanics. The data indicate the share of unemployed workers who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more.

Source: Author’s analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata

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