LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT IS THE BIGGEST CRISIS IN AMERICA — THIS PHOTO SHOWS HOW MUCH POLITICIANS CARE

24.4.13 /TB / UNEMPLOYMENT – ONE LAWMAKER

LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT IS THE BIGGEST CRISIS IN AMERICA — THIS PHOTO SHOWS HOW MUCH POLITICIANS CARE

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There are 4.6 million people in America who count as long-term unemployed, meaning they’ve been unemployed for at least 27 weeks. The plight of the long-term unemployed is the biggest economic issue facing the country.

Even as the economy improves, a huge block of workers is becoming shut out of the work force, damaging society and its long-term potential. It’s a much bigger deal than the debt, or any other economic issue.

Here’s how much politicians care, via National Journal’s Niraj Chokshi:

“Hearing on long-term unemployment kicks off with… *one* lawmaker in attendance.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-photo-shows-how-much-politicians-care-about-the-long-term-unemployment-crisis-2013-4#ixzz2ROxWUUVG

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