Average duration of unemployment in the United States from 1990 to 2015 (in weeks)

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 33.7 weeks in 2014. 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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 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
'14 33.7
'15 29.2
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