Number of workers at each level of unemployment duration, by month, February 2020–May 2024

date Less than 5 weeks 5–14 weeks 15–26 weeks 27–51 weeks 52 weeks and over
Feb 20 2,105 1,785 766 446 679
Mar 20 3,422 1,860 836 343 739
Apr 20 14,261 7,066 713 473 492
May 20 3,868 14,806 1,077 598 526
Jun 20 2,896 11,522 1,923 698 657
Jul 20 3,152 5,145 6,498 744 774
Aug 20 2,336 3,105 6,491 830 823
Sep 20 2,547 2,735 4,921 1577 870
Oct 20 2,466 2,342 2,624 2806 794
Nov 20 2,487 2,440 1,878 3107 830
Dec 20 2,902 2,344 1,590 3136 819
Jan 21 2,291 2,474 1,321 3134 921
Feb 21 2,216 2,214 1,399 2888 1230
Mar 21 2,179 1,991 1,386 1892 2282
Apr 21 2,409 1,992 1,256 1388 2665
May 21 1,998 2,181 1,240 1114 2643
Jun 21 1,985 2,188 1,387 1020 2913
Jul 21 2,257 1,836 1,134 1039 2469
Aug 21 2,103 1,914 1,206 838 2317
Sep 21 2,238 1,720 979 808 1934
Oct 21 2,049 1,875 969 719 1664
Nov 21 1,988 1,682 880 642 1549
Dec 21 1,974 1,595 823 614 1354
Jan 22 2,472 1,611 786 506 1209
Feb 22 2,145 1,768 803 389 1226
Mar 22 2,305 1,723 567 402 1020
Apr 22 2,277 1,608 647 359 995
May 22 2,030 1,757 696 412 921
Jun 22 2,240 1,536 816 412 884
Jul 22 2,097 1,849 656 343 823
Aug 22 2,214 1,828 864 360 821
Sep 22 2,156 1,619 822 482 682
Oct 22 2,189 1,803 775 436 780
Nov 22 2,247 1,665 815 412 817
Dec 22 2,218 1,645 792 460 646
Jan 23 1,942 1,795 929 362 711
Feb 23 2,294 1,838 812 439 612
Mar 23 2,279 1,765 797 393 657
Apr 23 1,867 1,920 748 388 701
May 23 2,080 1,863 911 400 732
Jun 23 2,065 1,850 905 446 671
Jul 23 2,007 1,741 956 514 691
Aug 23 2,224 1,913 970 544 782
Sep 23 2,053 2,043 985 543 760
Oct 23 2,269 1,836 1,079 488 803
Nov 23 2,069 2,060 931 595 625
Dec 23 2,191 1,791 1,104 509 736
Jan 24 2,140 1,848 867 551 726
Feb 24 2,326 1,933 974 438 765
Mar 24 2,189 1,979 982 425 821
Apr 24 2,262 1,987 869 555 695
May 24 2,309 1,918 955 543 807

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.

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