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Average duration of unemployment in the United States from 1990 to 2013 (in weeks)

 Duration in weeks
'90 12
'91 13.7
'92 17.7
'93 18
'94 18.8
'95 16.6
'96 16.7
'97 15.8
'98 14.5
'99 13.4
'00 12.6
'01 13.1
'02 16.6
'03 19.2
'04 19.6
'05 18.4
'06 16.8
'07 16.8
'08 17.9
'09 24.4
'10 33
'11 39.3
'12 39.4
'13 36.5
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This statistic displays the average duration of unemployment in the USA. In 1990, the average duration of unemployment was 12 weeks. The duration increased to 39.4 weeks in 2012. For monthly updates on unemployment in the United States, check either the monthly national unemployment rate here, or the monthly state unemployment rate here.

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