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.