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Labor force excludes many Americans who desperately need jobs
Labor force excludes many Americans who desperately need jobs

An unemployed man once told me that looking for work was the hardest job he'd ever had. And here's the thing: the longer you look, the harder it gets. Bernard Stewart Prosise of West Hollywood is Exhibit A. In 2009, for the second time in five years, he lost an accounting job when his company downsized. No problem, he thought. He had a lot of experience and a master's degree. Something would come through for him, even though he was 61. Five years later, though, nothing has come through, despite what Prosise described as hundreds of job applications. And now he's among a frighteningly large group of Americans who lost jobs during the economic crash and haven't...

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