Latest jobs report shows long-term unemployment still on the rise, worrying economists

“The longer you’re out of work, the harder it is to get re-employed,” said Maria Heidkamp, director of the New Start Career Network at Rutgers University. “I think we’re on the cusp of catastrophic long-term unemployment. The fact that so many of the layoffs we thought were going to be temporary have turned out to be permanent — we’re just not prepared for that right now,” she said.

NBC News, November 6, 2020