By the numbers

44.9: Percentage of unemployed out of work six months or longer in July, down from record high of 46 percent in May.

34.2: Weeks, on average, of unemployment in July, down from June’s record of 35.2.

6.6 million: People jobless for six months or longer.

1.3 million: People unemployed that long in December of 2007, when recession began.


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