The Long-Term Challenges of Long-Term Unemployment

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Today. We got weekly. First-time claims for jobless benefits three hundred. Eighty five thousand is the number. Yes still high but look honestly within range of what was normal in the before times. The may monthly unemployment report comes out tomorrow morning and while all eyes are going to be on the headline number which will be yes important. That ain't the only piece of data that matters in that report. One of the things that we are going to be looking at is long term unemployment. The percentage of people who are out of work who've been looking for a job for at least six months in the last monthly report. It was forty three percent that number nearly as high as it was in the great recession. We have talked before on this program about the harm. That's been done to people. And the economy by longterm unemployment so marketplace's hartman starts us off today with what might help the long-term unemployed get back to work with a freshly minted master's degree in public policy. Twenty six year old mckenna. Brock has been job hunting for more than a year. Some days i sit down and go through twenty thirty applications and i mean i'm happy to go wherever there's work but the problem is that there isn't much work or that. I'm not finding it. She's landed some interviews but no offers she keeps hearing that someone with more experience got the job get constant rejection over and over and over again it does start to feel a little bit deflating. He started out yourself. Something i'm doing isn't working right. She knows a lot of people are going through the same thing. I mean like my mom. She's got ears of marketing and she can't find a job. That's tiffany brock. Who got laid off from her job. Managing national beverage sales for a company in tucson arizona. Back in june twenty twenty.

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