Long-term unemployment rate hits record high

04/14/2010 | Sun (Baltimore), The

A new report by the U.S. Labor Department found that 44% of the nation's 15 million unemployed -- more than 6.5 million people -- have been without a job for more than six months, shattering the previous high of 26% in June 1983. As a result, unemployment benefits could hit $168 billion this year -- five times higher than in years before the recession. "I'm particularly concerned about that statistic, because long spells of unemployment erode skills and lower the longer-term income and employment prospects of these workers," said Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

View Full Article in:

Sun (Baltimore), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Business

Job Title Company Location
Director, Workforce
Arlington, VA
Administrative Management Specialist
Smithsonian Institute
Washington, DC
Manager, Human Resources
Florence, KY
Generalist - Human Resources
Marriott Hotels Resorts
Brooklyn, NY
Admissions - Assistant Director
The Art Institutes
Novi, MI