Five Long-Term Unemployment Questions

Tomorrow is (yet again) NFP day. While everyone is worrying about whether the December numbers were merely seasonal, we should also consider some of the longer term trends in Unemployment. These have major repercussions for Retail Sales and the ongoing Housing Weakness.

Fortunately, Pew Trusts gave us a full overview:

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How Long Have the Unemployed Been Jobless?

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Where are the Long-Term Unemployed?
Total and Long-Term Unemployment by Census Division, Quarter 4, 2011

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More charts after the jump

Labor Force and Unemployed Populations by Age, Education and Race/Ethnicity, Quarter 4, 2011

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Long-Term Unemployment as a Percentage of the Total Unemployed

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Are Workers Being Laid Off Permanently?

Permanent and Temporary Layoffs as a Percentage of the Total Unemployed

Source: Pew Trusts

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