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The Truth About Long-Term Unemployment In America

• Abby Rogers, Gus Lubin and Vivian Giang
 Most people don't understand how someone could fail to find a job for over a year unless he was lazy or somehow defective.

This stigma means that finding a job becomes harder every day that a person has been unemployed.

Nearly four million Americans have been unemployed for over a year. Millions more are not counted because they have given up looking for work, have opted for retirement, or have taken a part-time job.

We interviewed some of the long-term unemployed to see what they've been doing for the past year. Every one of them is just as shocked as you that unemployment could last this long.

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