About This Statistic
This statistic displays the seasonally adjusted long-term unemployment level in the United States on a monthly basis. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical method for removing the seasonal component of a time series that is used when analyzing non-seasonal trends. In February 2017, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) stood at about 1.80 million and accounted for about 23.8 percent of the unemployed. The monthly unemployment rate can be found here.