Long-term unemployment rate and months when extended unemployment insurance benefits were allowed to expire following recessions, January 1957–November 2013

* Extensions expired in December 2013, but the latest labor force data available are for November 2013.

Note: Months in which a special extended benefits program expired are labeled. 

Source: Author's analysis of Current Population Survey public data series and the Council of Economic Advisers/U.S. Department of Labor (2013)

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