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Long Term Unemployed

Why Are You Still Unemployed?

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

It is both unfair and inaccurate to place all of the blame for unemployment solely on job seekers. Employers are less than perfect, too. In the current job market, technology has changed many of the "standard" practices. So it's a new ball game for both employers and job seekers.

Hype and Reality: American Economic Numbers

David Coates | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
David Coates

It is true that the rate of economic growth has quickened, but that rate is still low by pre-recession standards. In July the IMF actually cut the U.S. growth forecast for 2014 to just 1.7 percent, the CBO's in August was just 1.5 percent. These are not stellar growth numbers.

Despite Encouraging News, the Long-Term Unemployed Remain at a Big Disadvantage

Jayson Saba | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Jayson Saba

They are out on their own doing the same thing as the short-term unemployed, whether or not they realize it, with a clear disadvantage where they need to spend three to four times the effort to get a comparable result.

'The Main Street Plan' -- How the Federal Reserve Can Put America Back to Work

Tom Pappalardo | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Tom Pappalardo

The focal point of it is for the Federal Reserve Bank to make available to member banks very inexpensive money on the condition that this money be used for business growth and expansion in America. This money must include the hiring of long-term unemployed workers.

The Disengagement Economy

Robert Hall | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Robert Hall

Our Disengagement Economy burdens us with cost we cannot afford. We can no longer give ourselves or our leaders a pass on disengagement.

Sam Stein

Bipartisan Unemployment Insurance Deal Reached In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal to extend federal long-term unemployment insurance for five months. The deal, which...

Senators Reach Compromise On Extending Jobless Benefits

AP | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators says they have reached a compromise extending jobless benefits for the l...

Sam Stein

Unemployed Americans Increasingly Frustrated With Congressional Inaction

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Democrats fell just one vote short of advancing a bill to restore long-term unemployment insurance last Thursday, Russ Holto...

Small Businesses Willing to Go the Distance on Long-Term Unemployment

John Arensmeyer | Posted 04.05.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Despite recent improvements in the economy, the average time people are out of work is still twice as long as any recession since the 1950s.

Jason Linkins

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Long-Term Unemployed: Your Sunday Morning Conversation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

this weeding out of the long-term unemployed is occurring because of some sort of blanket heuristic being applied to pools of job applicants, in which "long-term unemployed" is getting equated with "weakest candidate." Let's face it: Even when the job market has boomed, an applicant with a long gap in work history would likely draw some scrutiny.

Congress Picked An Historically Bad Time To Kill Unemployment Benefits

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The current U.S. Congress just keeps racking up the superlatives: Not only is it the worst Congress in history, it is also the cruelest Congress to un...

Extend Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits Now!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Most Americans are wrapping up their holiday celebrations and pondering the promise of 2014. But millions of Americans who have been struggling the longest to find work in our slowly recovering economy are now facing deep uncertainty and despair instead of a Happy New Year.

Samantha Lachman

Lawmaker Winces At Unemployment Horror Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mary Lowe’s description of her unemployment was hard for Rep. Rosa DeLauro to hear. The Connecticut Democrat winced as she listened to...

Mark Gongloff

There Are 3 Unemployed People Competing For Every Job Opening

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

Those looking for work face some of the worst odds in the past 13 years, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers released Tuesday. The bure...

Arthur Delaney

Long-Term Joblessness Still Terrible

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added 195,000 mostly low-paying jobs in June, putting a tiny dent in the unemployment crisis -- too tiny a dent to brin...

Arthur Delaney

Bad News For The Long-Term Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The economy added 175,000 jobs in May, the Labor Department said Friday, but the number of people out of work six months or longer remai...

Arthur Delaney

Sequestration Cuts Taking Money Out Of Unemployed People's Pockets

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thanks to federal budget cuts known as sequestration, Judy Cohagen of Arlington, Texas, recently saw her income shrink from $370 to $330...

Who's to Blame for Long-Term Unemployment?

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

President Obama has tried to do the right thing, both for the economy and the unemployed, but has had

Ryan Grim

Congress Ignores Major Jobs Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than five years since the start of the Great Recession, unemployment remains a major economic problem in the United States, with lo...

Arthur Delaney

Long-Term Unemployment Inches Up In February Jobs Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The national unemployment rate ticked down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in February as the economy added a relatively impressive 236,...

Long-Term Unemployment Still A Reality For Older Workers

Sara Rix | Posted 02.13.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

Being over 50 and out of work can be a full-time job filled with disappointments, as the more than one million older long-term unemployed can undoubtedly confirm. No one knows those disappointments better than the Reverend Dr. Jean Coyle.

Arthur Delaney

More Proof Long-Term Unemployed Are Missing The Recovery

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Neal Cassel lost his job handling computer support for a law firm in October of last year. The Brandon, Fla., resident suspects that his status as one...

Ann Brenoff

One Man's Odyssey With Long-Term Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.13.2012 | Fifty

In the first 919 days that Jim Pawlak was out of work, he sent out 908 resumes and was called for fewer than 50 interviews. He has just one explanatio...

Katherine Bindley

The Stigma Against These Types Of Job Seekers: Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

A new survey has found that hiring managers and recruiters believe it is easier to place a candidate who has a job -- but who also has a criminal reco...

Why Employers Should Give Unemployed Candidates A Chance

Josh Tolan | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

As employers, we'd like to believe our companies and recruiting teams aren't any harder on unemployed candidates than their currently working counterparts. The facts, however, are saying something different.