Long-termunemployed

  • How I Survived Nearly 2 Years Of Unemployment

    How I Survived Nearly 2 Years Of Unemployment

    Alan Fromm had a good life: a six-figure salary; a nice house in Plainview, Long Island; a kid in college, and another in high school; a wife who could afford to work only part-time. Then in January 2009, there was a company-wide phone call. Fromm's consulting firm needed to do some cost-cutting, and a sweep... Continue Reading

  • Jobless Worked Unpaid At Diamond Jubilee, Slept Under London Bridge

    Jobless Worked Unpaid At Diamond Jubilee, Slept Under London Bridge

    The long-term unemployed represent an immense untapped resource in the U.S. But the U.K. really knows how to tap that resource: Bus them to London to work unpaid at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee; tell them to sleep under London Bridge the night before; make them change into their uniforms in public; force them... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Unemployment Claims Barely Budge, New Data Shows

    U.S. Unemployment Claims Barely Budge, New Data Shows

    New claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, government data on Thursday showed, suggesting that the labor market continues to expand at a moderate pace. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 370,000, the Labor Department said. The prior... Continue Reading