The following piece comes from Lee Weal who writes at http://wealworld.wordpress.com/. Lee is unemployed and knows firsthand the frustration, disappointment and the life-altering sting of long-term unemployment. From her blog: I’m a “99er” and for those who don’t know what that means, it’s someone who has exhausted all unemployment benefit extensions and is unable to find […]

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Reprinted from Robert Reich’s blog. Please visit his blog for additional, timely economic articles. Americans are deeply confused about why the economy is so bad – and their President isn’t telling them. In fact, the White House apparently has decided to join with Republicans and blame it on the long-term budget deficit. Before I turn […]

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“Hope is gone. The future is terrifying.” Those were the sentiments of D.V. from Modesto, CA, concerning her and her husband’s job situation. She was a Case Manager and he was a company representative; both were laid off in 2009. Since then, “My husband and I went from making $150K a year to scraping out […]

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