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US / Twice the time to get a job than before

During the recession that began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, millions of employed individuals lost their jobs and the ranks of the unemployed nearly doubled. In the aftermath, the number of jobless who were unemployed for 27 weeks or more continued to rise for about a year until early 2010, when it began to level off. In 2007, the median number of weeks that jobseekers were unemployed in the month prior to finding work was 5.2 weeks. In sharp contrast that emphasizes the severity of  the 2007–2009 economic downturn, the median length of time for a successful job search doubled to 10.4 weeks by 2010. In 2011, it changed little, edging down to 10.0 weeks. Comparatively, during the robust economic expansion of the late 1990s and early 2000s, the median length of time that the jobless took to find work was about 4 weeks. This measure had reached as high as 6.1 weeks in the aftermath of the 2001 recession. The median duration of unemployment for those who eventually quit looking for a job and left the labor force also increased sharply between 2007 and 2011, from 8.7 weeks to 21.4 weeks.

FireShot Screen Capture #131 - 'www_bls_gov_opub_mlr_2012_03_art3full_pdf' - www_bls_gov_opub_mlr_2012_03_art3full

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FireShot Screen Capture #134 - 'www_bls_gov_opub_mlr_2012_03_art3full_pdf' - www_bls_gov_opub_mlr_2012_03_art3full

via Job search of the unemployed by duration of unemployment – BLS


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  1. Pingback: Long-term unemployment in US – Geography could be one reason | Job Market Monitor - May 1, 2014

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