Skip to: Content
Skip to: Site Navigation
Skip to: Search


Paper Economy

Long-term unemployment falls

Workers unemployed 27 weeks or more declined to 3.646 million or 35.8 percent of all unemployed workers while the median term of unemployment declined increased to 16.0 weeks, according to the latest employment situation at work

By Guest blogger / February 9, 2014

This chart shows the number of civilians unemployed 27 weeks or longer since 2000. Teh long-term unemployment situation improved in January but remained high by historical standards.

SoldAtTheTop

Enlarge

The latest employment situation report showed that conditions for the long term unemployed improved in January while still remaining distressed by historic standards.

Skip to next paragraph

Writer, The PaperEconomy Blog

'SoldAtTheTop' is not a pessimist by nature but a true skeptic and realist who prefers solid and sustained evidence of fundamental economic recovery to 'Goldilocks,' 'Green Shoots,' 'Mustard Seeds,' and wholesale speculation.

Recent posts

Workers unemployed 27 weeks or more declined to 3.646 million or 35.8% of all unemployed workers while the median term of unemployment declined increased to 16.0 weeks and the average stay on unemployment went flat at 35.4 weeks.

Looking at the charts below (click for super interactive versions) you can see that today’s sorry situation far exceeds even the conditions seen during the double-dip recessionary period of the early 1980s, long considered by economists to be the worst period of unemployment since the Great Depression.

The Christian Science Monitor has assembled a diverse group of the best economy-related bloggers out there. Our guest bloggers are not employed or directed by the Monitor and the views expressed are the bloggers' own, as is responsibility for the content of their blogs. To contact us about a blogger, click here.To add or view a comment on a guest blog, please go to the blogger's own site by clicking on paper-money.blogspot.com.

  • Weekly review of global news and ideas
  • Balanced, insightful and trustworthy
  • Subscribe in print or digital

Special Offer

 

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
Become a fan! Follow us! Google+ YouTube See our feeds!