The Rise of Long-Term Joblessness

The Rise of Long-Term Joblessness
The number of Americans unemployed for more than six months has grown sharply since 2001 (Graphic by Bloomberg Businessweek; Data: Rand Ghayad, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Photo: Getty Images)
Graphic by Bloomberg Businessweek; Data: Rand Ghayad, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Photo: Getty Images

The number of people unemployed for more than six months in the U.S. grew sharply from 2001 to 2010 and hasn’t shrunk much since, even though there are more job openings.

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