The Improved Job Market & the Long-Term Unemployed

In this Aug. 31, 2011 file photo, some of an estimated 4,000 people wait to enter a job fair called the "For The People Jobs Initiative," where job seekers met employers, job counselors, skills trainers and others, at Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles. 
 - (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

In this Aug. 31, 2011 file photo, some of an estimated 4,000 people wait to enter a job fair called the "For The People Jobs Initiative," where job seekers met employers, job counselors, skills trainers and others, at Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles.

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

The Improved Job Market & the Long-Term Unemployed

The U.S. economy got some good news last week when the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in almost three years. But the job growth hasn’t reached over five million Americans who have been out of work for more than six months...

The U.S. economy got some good news last week when the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in almost three years. But the job growth hasn’t reached over five million Americans who have been out of work for more than six months. Federal reserve chairman Ben Bernanke this week said record levels of the long-term unemployed will alter this country’s job market for the worse for the foreseeable future. Just who are those left behind as the economy improves and what are their options to get past their seemingly hopeless situation? Diane and her panel look at the challenges for the long-term unemployed.

Guests

William Rodgers III

professor of public policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University

Stephen Rose

research professor at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Ingrid Schroeder

director of the Pew Fiscal Analysis Initiative

Derek Thompson

senior editor at the Atlantic

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