Long-term unemployment rate and months when extended unemployment insurance benefits were allowed to expire following recessions, January 1957–December 2013

Note: Months in which a special extended benefits program expired are labeled.

Source: Author's analysis of Current Population Survey public data series; and Council of Economic Advisers/U.S. Department of Labor, The Economic Benefits of Extending Unemployment Insurance, December 2013,  http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/uireport-2013-12-4.pdf

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