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Almost two-thirds of Americans who have been unemployed for 2 years or more have sold their possessions to help make ends meetFor Americans who have faced unemployment for more than 2 years, 60 percent have reported they have sold some of their possessions to make ends meet, 26 percent said they missed a mortgage or rent payment, 28 percent missed a credit card payment, 55 percent cut back on doctors visits or medical treatment and 38 percent used food stamps or received food from a nonprofit or religious organization. Learn More »
The American Jobs Act, if enacted, would provide $5 billion under the Pathways Back to Work Fund, with $2 billion specifically available for subsidized employment programs. The American Jobs Act furthers a successful two-year program which was funded by the American Recovery Reinvestment Act, which provided jobs for around 250,000 Americans. Learn More »
Currently, 22 states and the District of Columbia operate work sharing programs, which help companies avoid layoffs. The 22 states are: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont and Washington. Learn More »
In September 2010, only 55.5 percent of women over age 20 were currently employed, which adds to the gradual increase, over time, of women who are employed. Men, however, have hit a record low of employment; 67.3 percent of men were employed in 2010. Learn More »
44 percent of people who are currently unemployed are long-term unemployed. Learn More »