Long-Term Unemployment

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Long-Term Unemployment

The lack of work for an extended period of time, often defined as six months or longer. Long-term unemployment can be extremely harmful to the unemployed person because he/she may lose eligibility for certain government benefits if he/she has been out of work for too long. Likewise, significant long-term unemployment can create a vicious cycle for the economy at large: the skill set of the long-term unemployed workers may languish or even become obsolete in some industries, which makes it more difficult for them to find work when employers begin to hire again.
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The Fed estimates that a normal, long-term unemployment rate has a range of 4.
The average of the long-term unemployment rate among youths (15 to 29 years of age) in the EU-28 was of 6.
Although the short-term unemployment rate indicates labor market tightness, being about 1 pp below its long-term average (Figure 7), the long-term unemployment rate (27-weeks or more) remained about 0.
21) We found that the coefficient on the short-term unemployment rate was much larger than that on the long-term unemployment rate, and a test of the difference between these two effects was statistically significant.
The unemployment rate remains elevated because of an unacceptably high prevalence of long-term unemployment, but it is encouraging that roughly half the decline in the overall unemployment rate over the past year has come from a falling long-term unemployment rate, a disproportionate contribution since the long-term unemployed represent about one-third of the total unemployed, Furman said.
The dark line indicates the long-term unemployment rate (defined as the number unemployed for 27 weeks or longer divided by the labor force), whereas the dotted line is the similarly defined unemployment rate for those unemployed for 14 weeks or less, and the dashed line is the rate for the intermediate group unemployed for 15 to 26 weeks.
Elsewhere, though, things really are dismal: unemployment in the eurozone remains stubbornly high and the long-term unemployment rate in the US still far exceeds its pre-recession levels.
However, what really distinguishes the Great Recession from past episodes of high unemployment is the long-term unemployment rate (the percentage of the civilian labor force unemployed for more than 26 weeks).
Using the long-term unemployment rate to capture the severity of recessions finds a greater role for cyclical factors in the recent decline in participation compared with using the unemployment rate to measure the severity of recessions.