Almost two-thirds of Americans who have been unemployed for 2 years or more have sold their possessions to help make ends meet

For 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.

Source: Out of Work and Losing Hope: The Misery and Bleak Expectations of American Workers (The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, 2011)


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