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Long-term unemployment a challenge for women over 40

Sep 30, 2021
An AARP report shows nearly 70% of those unemployed in June had been out of work for six months or more.
Among women age 40 to 65 who were surveyed for an AARP report, more than 40% had experienced a job interruption during the pandemic.
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Although other numbers are falling, the number of people receiving extended unemployment remains high

Jun 10, 2021
Many of them will face the hardest path back into the labor force.
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With long-term unemployment comes long-term challenges

Jun 3, 2021
The stigma impacts employers who are less likely to hire those applicants and job seekers who internalize shame and doubt.
Long-term unemployment often comes with anxiety and feelings of shame.
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A woman's struggle to overcome long-term unemployment

May 26, 2021
Nearly 3 million women have left the workforce since the pandemic hit.
During the pandemic, women's labor-force participation declined to the lowest level since May 1987.
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Why long-term unemployment starts at 27 weeks

May 20, 2021
More than 4 million Americans have been unemployed for more than six months. Previous recessions have redefined long-term unemployment.
Kentucky residents wait in long lines for help with their unemployment claims last year.
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Long-term unemployment rose slightly in December

Jan 8, 2021
But it doesn't account for those who've stopped looking for work.
The view from an empty, closed restaurant in New York City early in the pandemic. The long-term unemployed have become a large proportion of the overall jobless population.
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In their prime, out of the labor force

Dec 7, 2015
More than 1 million prime-age workers are not actively looking for work.

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Oct 16, 2014
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A push to hire the long-term unemployed

Oct 16, 2014
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Apr 28, 2014
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