`Quite Frankly, Being Unemployed Stinks'

These days, Bill Goodliffe, a British truck driver, lives anything but the good life. Seven months ago, the 29-year-old was laid off. Unmarried, he manages to make ends meet by combining his weekly $75 unemployment benefits with a little help from his folks. Every day, Goodliffe checks the bulletin boards at a local employment center for new jobs. But so far, no luck. "Quite frankly, being unemployed stinks," he says.

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