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6. Long-term unemployment could be here to stay. Long-term joblessness has become a fixture of our economy, so much so that some workforce experts worry the class might become permanent. About 6.2 million people have been jobless for more than six months, the benchmark for long-term unemployment, according to the Labor Department's July jobs report. That group accounts for about 44 percent of the unemployed.
If you find yourself in this situation, here are some tips to dig out of the hole: How the Long-Term Unemployed Can Find Work.