Employment Situation

The Employment Situation news release presents data from the Current Population Survey (household survey) and the Current Employment Statistics Survey (establishment survey). The publication presents a summary of the data from the two surveys, followed by data presented in tables.
Archived news releases are available on the website of the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 1994-present .

1973 to 1994

Duration of Unemployment

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October 1973-December 1974 (7.0M)

January 1975-December 1979 (25.7M)

January 1980-December 1984 (29.7M)

January 1985-December 1989 (29.2M)

January 1990-December 1993 (23.8M)