Long-term unemployment rate in the U.S. by region 2011

Long-term unemployment rate among the unemployed in the United States in 2011 by region

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Release date

February 2012


United States

Survey time period

October to December 2011

Supplementary notes

Long-term unemployment: Unemployment for more than 52 weeks.
Long-term unemployment rate in the U.S. in total: 31,3%.
Pew uses quarterly data for its analysis, based on monthly Current Population Survey data.
Data is not seasonally adjusted.
Regions in detail:
Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington.
Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming.
West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota.
East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin.
Middle Atlantic: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
New England: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.
West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas.
East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee.
South Atlantic: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia.

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