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Selected measures of unemployment and unemployment insurance programs.

In July, the percentages of the unemployed who had been out of work for 5-14 weeks and for 27 weeks and over rose; the percentages for less than 5 weeks and for 15-26 weeks fell. The mean duration of unemployment rose to 17.2 weeks and the median duration rose to 8.9 weeks.

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[Monthly data seasonally adjusted, except as noted]

 Duration of unemployment

 Percent distribution

 Less 27
 Unemployment than 5-14 15-26 weeks
 Period (thousands) 5 weeks weeks and
 weeks over

1997 6,739 37.7 31.7 14.8 15.8
1998 6,210 42.2 31.4 12.3 14.1
1999 5,880 43.7 31.2 12.8 12.3
2000 5,692 44.9 31.9 11.8 11.4
2001 6,801 42.0 32.3 14.0 11.8
2002 8,378 34.5 30.8 16.3 18.3
2003 8,774 31.7 29.8 16.4 22.1
2004 8,149 33.1 29.2 15.9 21.8
2005 7,591 35.1 30.4 14.9 19.6
2006 7,001 37.3 30.3 14.7 17.6
2006: July 7,228 37.3 30.2 14.3 18.3
 Aug 7,116 36.5 30.7 14.5 18.3
 Sept 6,912 37.3 30.0 14.6 18.1
 Oct 6,715 38.5 30.7 14.5 16.2
 Nov 6,826 37.0 31.4 14.8 16.8
 Dec 6,849 39.7 29.8 14.5 16.0
2007: Jan 7,017 37.5 32.4 14.0 16.1
 Feb 6,865 37.5 31.6 13.1 17.8
 Mar 6,724 34.9 32.4 14.3 18.4
 Apr 6,801 35.6 31.3 15.7 17.5
 May 6,819 35.6 32.0 16.0 16.4
 June 6,933 36.1 30.8 16.9 16.2
 July 7,121 34.8 31.2 15.6 18.4

 Duration of
 unemployment
 Reason for unemployment:
 Number of weeks percent distribution

 Job Job New
 Average losers leavers Reentrants entrants
 Period (mean) Median (1)

1997 15.8 8.0 45.1 11.8 34.7 8.4
1998 14.5 6.7 45.5 11.8 34.3 8.4
1999 13.4 6.4 44.6 13.3 34.1 8.0
2000 12.6 5.9 44.2 13.7 34.5 7.6
2001 13.1 6.8 51.1 12.3 29.9 6.8
2002 16.6 9.1 55.0 10.3 28.3 6.4
2003 19.2 10.1 55.1 9.3 28.2 7.3
2004 19.6 9.8 51.5 10.5 29.5 8.4
2005 18.4 8.9 48.3 11.5 31.4 8.8
2006 16.8 8.3 47.4 11.8 32.0 8.8
2006: July 17.3 8.2 46.6 11.9 32.8 8.8
 Aug 17.3 8.4 46.6 12.1 32.2 9.1
 Sept 17.2 8.1 46.1 11.6 33.1 9.2
 Oct 16.4 8.0 46.0 11.7 33.5 8.8
 Nov 16.3 8.2 46.5 11.6 33.3 8.6
 Dec 15.9 7.3 47.3 11.8 32.1 8.8
2007: Jan 16.2 8.1 48.6 11.2 31.5 8.7
 Feb 16.4 8.1 50.1 11.8 29.6 8.4
 Mar 17.3 8.5 48.0 11.2 31.9 8.9
 Apr 17.1 8.7 48.2 11.0 31.9 8.9
 May 16.7 8.3 49.0 11.2 31.7 8.1
 June 16.8 8.2 48.7 11.7 30.7 9.0
 July 17.2 8.9 50.9 11.6 29.2 8.3

 State
 programs Insured
 unemployment,
 all
 Insured Initial regular
 unemployment claims programs
 Period (unadjusted)
 (2)

 Weekly average, thousands

1997 2,323 323 2,366
1998 2,222 321 2,257
1999 2,188 298 2,219
2000 2,110 301 2,141
2001 2,974 404 3,007
2002 3,585 407 3,619
2003 3,531 404 3,569
2004 2,950 345 2,995
2005 2,661 328 2,706
2006 2,476 313 2,518
2006: July 2,466 313 2,637
 Aug 2,478 317 2,265
 Sept 2,441 315 2,090
 Oct 2,433 314 2,281
 Nov 2,458 325 2,218
 Dec 2,457 320 2,630
2007: Jan 2,488 311 3,159
 Feb 2,553 337 3,101
 Mar 2,513 317 2,738
 Apr 2,536 327 2,830
 May 2,496 306 2,238
 June 2,527 (r) 319 2,279
 July ... (p) 306 ...

(1) Beginning January 1994, job losers and persons who completed
temporary jobs.

(2) Includes State (50 States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and
Virgin Island), ex-servicemen (UCX), and Federal (UCFE). Also includes
Federal and State extended benefit programs. Does not include Railroad
(RR) program, Federal supplement compensation or Emergency
Unemployment Compensation programs.

NOTE:--Data relate to persons age 16 years and over (except for
insured unemployment and initial claims).

Source: Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics and Employment
and Training Administration).
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