BUSINESS
12/02/2010 04:35 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Persistence Of Long-Term Unemployment Tests U.S.

The longer people stay out of work, the more trouble they have finding new work.

That is a fact of life that much of Europe, with its underclass of permanently idle workers, knows all too well. But it is a lesson that the United States seems to be just learning.

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