Infographic: 15 ways to help the unemployed get back to work

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Alese Pedro, from JVS-BankWorks (R), talks to job seeker Gloria Cuellar, 38, at a job fair in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2013.

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  • Over the past 4 years, the unemployment rate has dropped from 10% in October 2009 to 7% this past November.

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  • The fact remains, however, that an unemployment rate of 7% is much too high.

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  • Low-skill workers in particular are still suffering terribly in the labor market.

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The labor market remains badly damaged from the Great Recession. In November 2013, the labor force participation rate was 63 percent, the lowest since 1978 when Jimmy Carter was president. Most tragically, more than 4 million American workers have been unemployed for six months or longer. AEI's Michael Strain makes the following recommendations to get the labor market moving again.

 

 

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