Length of Unemployment: Up or Down?

Just read several interesting items on the length of unemployment. Paul Krugman wrote in the NYT on May 23 that
Michael Mandel

Just read several interesting items on the length of unemployment. Paul Krugman wrote in the NYT on May 23 that "unemployment lasts much longer than it used to." Writing in EconoPundit, Steve Antler argues, with a little chart, that "relative to 1983 recession-peak-unemployment lasts about two weeks less than it used to." Brad DeLong responds, with yet more charts, arguing that Krugman is right, and that "Steve Antler writes with forked tongue."

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