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Planet Money
9:08 am
Fri July 6, 2012

How Unemployment Has Dragged On, In Three Charts

Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 10:06 pm

Losing your job is rarely good. Not being able to find one for months can be disastrous for individuals, and bad for society as well. Yet during the recent recession and the current anemic recovery, more people in the U.S. have been unemployed for longer than at any time since 1948.

Of all Americans who were unemployed in June, almost half had been without a job for 27 weeks or longer. In other words, 5.4 million people have been jobless for more than half a year.

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Opinion
8:56 am
Mon July 2, 2012

The Weekly Standard: The Economy And The Courts

A Supreme Court Police officer stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Kris Connor Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 11:24 am

Irwin M. Stelzer is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard, director of economic policy studies at the Hudson Institute, and a columnist for the Sunday Times.

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Business
3:01 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

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