“More than one in six men ages 25 to 54, prime working years, don’t have jobs—a total of 10.4 million.” That portion of the male population has almost tripled in the past 40 years. What is life like for these unemployed men? Let’s hear from a few of them.
Gawker has pulled a few emails from our folder of unpublished “Unemployment Stories.” These stories are individual, not definitive. They provide a glimpse into the experience of long-term unemployment during what should be the most lucrative period of a man’s career.
- US / Long- term unemployment spans all industries, education levels, age groups, and among blue- and white-collar workers
- US / Percent of unemployed seeking work for longer than six months more than doubled between 2007 and 2013
- Discouraged Job Seekers / They tend to blame themselves
- US / The Unemployment Problem is a long-term unemployment problem