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Monday, January 24, 2011

Times Tough for Long-Term Unemployed


“With three college degrees including an MBA and a resume boasting volunteer work and a 25-year stint at one company, Linda Keller is devastated by what employers see in her. That’s because Keller, 53, has one strike against her that’s hard to overcome in today’s ultracompetitive job market. She’s unemployed — and has been for 19 months. She’s among 4.4 million people nationwide who have been out of work for a year or more. The group makes up more than 40% of the total unemployed, the highest percentage since World War II.” (USA Today)

Victims of government policy.

FEE Timely Classic
“Inflation and Unemployment” by Hans F. Sennholz