As COVID-19 persists, more Americans are unemployed beyond 6 months. Does that carry a stigma even in a pandemic?

December 5, 2020

As the health crisis drags on, a growing share of the workers it has idled have been jobless six months or longer, placing them among the ranks of the long-term unemployed.  Besides the financial fallout for affected households, there’s a broader toll for the economy, whose post-pandemic scars will also include more than 100,000 business closures.

The long-term unemployed are “not working, they’re not spending,” says Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

USA Today, December 4, 2020

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