U.S. long-term unemployment - seasonally adjusted monthly number January 2020

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 January 2020, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) stood at about 1.17 million.

Monthly number of long-term unemployed persons in the U.S. from January 2019 to January 2020

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 2019 to January 2020

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Seasonal adjustment is a statistical method for removing the seasonal component of a time series that is used when analyzing non-seasonal trends. It is normal to report un-adjusted data for current unemployment rates, as these reflect the actual current situation. Seasonally adjusted data may be used for the longer term comparison. Unlike the trend and cyclical components, seasonal components, theoretically, happen with similar magnitude during the same time period each year. The seasonal component of a series are often considered to be uninteresting in their own right and to cause the interpretation of a series to be ambiguous. By removing the seasonal component, it is easier to focus on other components.

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