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12 Apr 2010 09:29


Biz: Is unemployment higher because unemployment’s easier?

  • 44% of unemployed Americans have been jobless for six months or longer
  • 26% of those unemployed in the early ’80s recession could say the same source
  • » What’s the difference?: According to The Daily Beast, the reason for this has a lot to do with the changing nature of unemployment. Among other things, there are more two-income homes than in the early ’80s. On top of that, it’s easier to get unemployment now than it was 30 years ago – per-capita spending for the jobless has increased 77 percent. While it’s no walk in the park, obviously, it’s clearly not the same situation as it used to be.