Number of workers at each level of unemployment duration, by month, February 2020–December 2022

date Less than 5 weeks 5–14 weeks 15–26 weeks 27–51 weeks 52 weeks and over
Feb 20 2099 1811 778 396 718
Mar 20 3422 1824 728 389 793
Apr 20 14232 7066 680 485 512
May 20 3886 14806 1009 661 538
Jun 20 2915 11522 1942 716 623
Jul 20 3142 5145 6512 774 735
Aug 20 2348 3105 6580 795 775
Sep 20 2549 2735 4958 1578 835
Oct 20 2490 2342 2671 2732 816
Nov 20 2483 2440 1904 3029 874
Dec 20 2915 2344 1578 3086 877
Jan 21 2250 2484 1321 3077 978
Feb 21 2211 2254 1370 2930 1216
Mar 21 2178 1950 1336 1908 2308
Apr 21 2377 2011 1137 1650 2520
May 21 2018 2199 1243 1287 2474
Jun 21 2005 2240 1353 1392 2578
Jul 21 2246 1763 1200 1175 2271
Aug 21 2116 1885 1245 942 2182
Sep 21 2240 1740 1041 765 1917
Oct 21 2075 1852 1021 612 1715
Nov 21 1985 1708 906 586 1570
Dec 21 1989 1593 799 575 1414
Jan 22 2428 1619 819 383 1300
Feb 22 2142 1803 726 430 1261
Mar 22 2303 1688 552 337 1092
Apr 22 2242 1630 526 461 1013
May 22 2052 1771 687 415 934
Jun 22 2259 1576 777 468 869
Jul 22 2086 1769 734 270 823
Aug 22 2227 1797 887 350 815
Sep 22 2158 1643 901 395 694
Oct 22 2215 1774 817 412 757
Nov 22 2244 1694 821 461 754
Dec 22 2233 1639 826 444 625

Notes: Data are seasonally adjusted. Seasonally adjusted data for Less than 5 weeks, 5-14 weeks, 15-26 weeks, and 27+ weeks are provided by BLS. Seasonally adjusted data are not available for 52+ so we applied the ratio of not-seasonally adjusted 52+ to not-seasonally adjusted 27+ to the seasonally adjusted 27+ to impute a seasonally adjusted 52+. Seasonally adjusted data for 27-51 is estimated as the difference between our estimated 52+ seasonally adjust data and the 27+ seasonally adjusted data.

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey public data series.

View the underlying data on epi.org.