Long Term Unemployment by State

July 21st, 2011 at 2:10 pm David Frum | 2 Comments |

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The WSJ has a powerful, depressing interactive chart of long-term unemployment.
Nation-wide, more than 25% of the unemployed have been out of work for more than a year.

But in hard-hit states like California, Georgia, South Carolina, and Michigan, the proportion jumps to over 33%.

See how your state is doing.

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  • forkboy1965

    I don’t need to see it. I’ve been principally out of work since moving to SW Ohio in 2005. No full time work.

    Part time work I made from home.

    No temp work.

    It’s horrible. And all this right after having gone back to university and completing a degree in Accounting.

  • Arms Merchant

    forkboy, I really feel for you. I had to move out of state when I lost my job in 2009. We tried to keep our house by renting it at a loss, but now we are losing it.

    This is a site that I’ve used several times for job hunting. Mark Hovind has lots of valuable stats on which industries are hiring in which metro areas.
    http://www.jobbait.com/targeting/index.html

    He also has a lot of great tips on creating your “value proposition” for a prospective employer. Using his methods, I was able to get two offers in 4 1/2 months, even though both of them were out of state. His methods work for everyone from the janitor to the CEO, and most of his ideas (e.g., personal website with video clip) you can do yourself without his help.