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Job Search Stretches Past a Year for Millions

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on July 25, 2011 in Human Resources
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More than one in three of the unemployed workers in several of the largest U.S. states have been out of a job for more than a full year.

Across the country, long periods of unemployment have been more prevalent recently than during previous recoveries going back to the 1940s.

During 2010, long-term unemployment was disproportionately a problem in New Jersey, Georgia, Michigan, South Carolina, North Carolina, Illinois and Florida, according to Labor Department data expected to be released later this month.
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Job Search Stretches Past a Year for Millions