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August 14, 2011

The Real Cost of Unemployment

The number of people unemployed, about 15 million, is thrown around all the time, but the people who are unemployed are almost always invisible, as are their families, circumstances and struggles.  Other than an article here or there, the reality of unemployment is almost never referenced in the main stream media and that is a major failing.  

The Washington Post is an admirable exception.  They have the “Help Wanted” project where they follow six unemployed people and try to show what unemployment is really like.  Today’s paper has the story of the fiance of a man unemployed for more than a year. 

See the reality behind the statistics and numbers.

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