Long-Term Unemployment

The New Poor - Despite Signs of Recovery, Long-Term Unemployment Rises:

Warm, outgoing and prone to the positive, Ms. Eisen has worked much of her life. Now, she is one of 6.3 million Americans who have been unemployed for six months or longer, the largest number since the government began keeping track in 1948. That is more than double the toll in the next-worst period, in the early 1980s.

Does a jobless recovery deserve to be called a recovery?

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In a word, no.

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