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Unemployment - Consequences Of Unemployment, Problems With The Statistics, Who Becomes Unemployed?, Solutions To The Unemployment Problem

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Unemployment is widely regarded as a major social and economic global problem. When referring to someone as unemployed, most people have in mind a state consistent with the International Labour Office's (ILO) definition, namely a person who does not have a job, is available for work, and is actively looking for work (ILO 1998). This is certainly the case for government agencies, like the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States, that publish unemployment statistics. These statistics are used in a variety of situations, but mostly as an indication of the underuse of a nation's resources, and to inform on the economic and social hardship associated with the absence of employment. The data listed in Table 1 show that unemployment rates are high for most countries. These high unemployment rates have been extensively studied. See, for example, Richard Jackman (1997a) for OECD countries, Richard Jackman (1997b) for Central and Eastern Europe, Albert Berry, Maria Mendex, and Jaime Tenjo (1997) for Latin America, and Anh Le and Paul Miller (2000) for Australia. The findings from this research indicate that the unemployment experience is now very well documented.

Most of the people who become unemployed remain without work for very short periods. However, there is also a hard core of unemployed who remain without work for long periods of time. The adverse consequences of unemployment are much more acute for this group.


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about 4 years ago

Hey you know I have been unemployed for like 1 month now and it is get frustrating I just get tired of not working.

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over 3 years ago

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over 3 years ago

I have been unemployed for 2+ years now I am almost 60 yrs old no jobs for me now I worked for a company for 15 years made a very decent wage was let go due to downsizing just lost my cobra not that I could afford it. It was $364.00 a month then at the 1st of year went to 1266.00 a month with no unemployment insurance and nothing coming in that was impossible to pay. Now I am borrowing from my retirement money . But if things dont change that will be gone soon , where are the jobs I am considered a senior, don't feel like one . I would like to have a job with benifits!! If there is such a thing anymore

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over 3 years ago

Unemployment is a big problem to everyone but it needs to get fixed quick.

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almost 4 years ago

my story of despair
my name is mark and i am a 99er.my story of despair is different from all the others because i have light at the end of the tunnel.there are so many people out there at the end of their rope,having nowhere to turn,no one to help,no leaders willing to have courage.
my journey started in september of 2007 when i was fired from my job for reporting illegal discrimination.i reported three cases of wrongdoing to my employer on september 7,filed a complaint with the state agency on september 14th on was terminated on september 25th of 2007.i filed a complaint with the eeoc on november 5th of 2007.after many months and the other side not complying with the investigation i asked for a right to sue in july of 2008.i contacted a lawyer and filed a civil lawsuit against the company for wrongdoing.that matter is going to jury trial on february 28 2011.the defendants have gone to great lengths to destroy my credibility including stipulating that i had used the n word,that i was surfing porn,that i hired a stripper,that i stole money and that i was responsible for global warming.of course they have provided no evidence to back up their claims.i have been blacklisted by recruiters because of their behavior and being that i have no money to hire a private investigator their statements
are not slander in civil court because they are considered opinions.how big business gets away with crushing those who oppose them is baffling but if today's headlines say anything it is that greed is legal.

https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/cases/searchCases.do

case number 08SL-CC05079

now for how my american dream went sour.even though i have sent out or emailed over 1500 resumes i have not been able to find sustainable work.i have made a few bucks here and there.nothing to support anyone but a pet.i received my 99 weeks of unemployment which was just enough to pay bills i was behind on.i was eliminated from benefits in april of 2010 and been living out of my car,in a homeless shelter,on friends floors,in the woods and in abandoned foreclosed properties.our leaders failed me earlier in the year and have no hope that they will put aside their partisan ways and help us now.the only talk is about a tax cut for the rich which does not help create any job for me.
what about family that could help me?my wife and i are divorced.
she is a saint, has a job,but could not support me financially or emotionally.i do not blame her for the pressure put upon her was too much for any person to take.we have six children (all girls)who have not been able to comprehend why i have not been able to find a job.they have so much anger and resentment towards me that our relationship will never be the same.
my 14 yr old daughter attempted suicide in january of 2010 to which i blame myself for the misfortune that has been heaped upon us.the others treat me with contempt and hate every day i am around them.they all don't understand.they are way too young and spoiled by our former way of life to get what has occurred.
my wife left in january of 2010,child attempted suicide of january of 2010,no money no future living out of an empty house,unemployment cut off,house foreclosed on in may of 2010,living hand to mouth ever since.
i am 48 years old and have no prospects,no family,no money and a distant reminder of what life was like before the second great recession.online the republicans call me lazy,on tv fox news says i am a welfare baby.i just want a job,to be productive,to have self worth,to have the respect of my six children.
i know that i am not alone.for the millions who are suffering along with me know that i love you for your persistence for that is the only thing plus medication that keeps me alive.
the light at the end is my lawsuit but for many others emergency help is needed then a jobs program that works and is sustainable so we can build our lives back to their former selves.

God bless,mark

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almost 4 years ago

i think that people should try more harder to put people back in work because nobody can live without a job in this world we are struggling to much as it is this stuff should stop rite now and everybody shoul get ahold of their selfs and stop this nonsince i mean immagration agaist black kids ridig the bus with the white kids really now people these are children that we are talking about and not just that but adults your suppose to be the foll models not act like children and teenagers you guys just all need to get ahold of yourselfs and stop

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almost 4 years ago

Unemployment Insurance is a Trust Fund. This law came in to effect

~1935. Employers pay their workers

less in wages and it goes to pay

for the down times. People have to

have been employed to be eligible.

(No welfare)- Massive unemployment

today is not caused by lazy workers.

$300/wk for a short period of time

only keeps children from being hungry or homeless because their

parents are unemployed! The unemployed have no powerful lobby

so it is easy for the politicians

to use this as a wedge issue. Politicians only want re-election. All draconian measures to save the deficit are proposed for the old, the sick and the poor. Then everyone blames the old, the poor and the sick for being old, poor and sick.

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about 4 years ago

I have been on unemployment benefits since April or May of last year. I have been in an online college since November of 2008. Since I lost the job that I was fired from, through no fault of my own, I have been looking for a job with no luck. I am stuck in this town where there are no jobs, because I do not have a car. With the loss of my unemployment benefits, I think the only thing that will be accomplished is living on the streets. If I end up on the streets, I will not be able to finish my college course, and will lose my Associates Degree. Solutions to unemployment, fat chance of that. There are no solutions, and nobody really cares about the unemployed. I was on Welfare to, and I would rather have a job.

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about 4 years ago

The other reason is that we are going to school to get educated in a higher technical profession so we can be qualified for the jobs they are posting.

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over 3 years ago

Unemployment - Consequences Of Unemployment, Problems With The Statistics, Who Becomes Unemployed?, Solutions To The Unemployment Problem

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almost 4 years ago

I have a family member who is recieving benifits and was cut off when everybody else was around june or so.now they have been cut out again.they were supposed to recieve them for 99 weeks but thats not happening.so again with little or no notice it stopped again.she would rather work than sit bored. they count on this money for rent.rent is due and they just drop it.now we know it happens to all and she is no different.come on govt,please put your" We CARE" shoes back on.stop kicking us to thew curbIM srry for haiti but take care of home first

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about 4 years ago

i have been unemployed for 2years since I completed my masters in religious studies.

what is your advice for me.

I am a Ugandan living in Kampala.

thanks.

Dismas Opio

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over 3 years ago

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over 3 years ago

in order to limit un employment 3 bodies responsible[gvnt,

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over 4 years ago

The only reason the rate of unemployment dropped is because they dropped thousands of us off the unemployment list that have been on the long term. This is totally unfair to say the figure has dropped and we are all waitning for congress to reinstate the long term people. We have no income now and the future is bleak.

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almost 3 years ago

sorryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

but it is very bad

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over 3 years ago

hi

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almost 4 years ago

We all know someone that is suffering due to economic downturn, here is some tidbits that may be resourceful/educational.

Sell drugs on the streets if u need a job, the worst that could happen is you get arrested, 3 hots and a cot and free education, come out and get on welfare and sell drugs again, DRUGS are the biggest part of our economy, politicians are imprisoning America anyway.

For those of you that are not nut-jobs (brainwashed by the media and politicians), I suggest you join this free site and get others involved in it also. Your family may not be affected yet, but they will be, I guarantee it is only a matter of time. The site is http://www.downsizedc.org/

I find it comical that everyone has to put in their two-cents when it comes to unemployment, if people are collecting it is because they had a job and paid taxes, most were decent paying jobs that are now overseas due to the fact that politicians are not patriotic. I never hear people complaining about how many trillions a year of the working classes’ tax dollars are used to pay Junkies SSI, most of which never worked more than a year. They do not work yet they get 1200-1600 a month, free drugs and free medical for LIFE. Which ultimately just proves that the working class is nothing more than suckers, the people you vote for are turning America into a third-world country.

What is wrong with people? EVERYONE cried and bickered to get Clinton impeached for getting an oral act performed on him, (first president to ever do that,LOL) but when it comes to our economy being flushed down the toilet for the past ten years……the word IMPEACH is not even a part of anyone’s vocabulary. We have wars still going on…..almost 8 years now,hmmmmmmm must benefit someone?

HAPPY HOLIDAYS and BEST WISHES

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over 2 years ago

What angers me is the kind of work creation supplied by the victims of

unemployment/over population/competition to the smug middle classes born usually with educational advantages.

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over 2 years ago

thsi article sucks giant chucknorris

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about 3 years ago

to elaine from elaine