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The Composition of the Unemployed and Long-Term Unemployed in Tough Labor Markets


The share of unemployment accounted for by long-term unemployment has risen higher following the 2007–09 recession than following any other recent recession, and the makeup of the labor force, the unemployed, and the long-term unemployed has changed substantially since 1983.

Citation: Monthly Labor Review, 133(10):3-18. US Bureau of Labor Statistics. October 2010.