What is Average Weeks Unemployed (Duration)?
Average Weeks Unemployed (Duration) is Among those claimants who are finished collecting benefits, this is the average number of weeks that they collected regular benefits. Since the regular benefit period lasts for 26 weeks, this number can never be more than 26. Extended benefits are not included in this calculation. This number is generally a good indicator of how the economy is doing. When this number is rising, the economy is probably getting worse, and vice versa.