Saturday, February 18, 2012

Profiles of 11 Long Term Unemployed People---How do we solve this problem?

We JUST talked about this in class yesterday. The ranks of those classified as Long Term Unemployed are growing.   How do we begin solving the problems of the long-term unemployed in the SHORT TERM?  I believe this question is not as easy to answer as it is made out to be.  Read the stories (very short) at the link below and tell me what you think.
The Truth About Long-Term Unemployment In America
Here is a graph showing illustrating the long term unemployment issue (Presence of "Discouraged Workers"):


Source of graph and paragraph below
This graph shows the number of workers unemployed for 27 weeks or more.
According to the BLS, there are 5.518 million workers who have been unemployed for more than 26 weeks and still want a job. This was down from 5.588 million in November. This is very high, but this is the lowest number since September 2009. Long term unemployment remains a serious problem.
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