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Long-Term Unemployed Survey

As the country struggles to recover from the impact of the Great Recession, one much discussed and analyzed economic measure has been the number of Americans who are unemployed. NPR News and the Kaiser Family Foundation partnered on the Long-Term Unemployed Survey to better describe the experiences and views of two groups of individuals: the long-term unemployed (those who have been out of work for a year or more and would prefer to be working) and the long-term underemployed (those who are working part-time and have been without full-time work for over one year, but are interested in full-time employment).

NPR reported the findings in the series, “Still No Job: Over A Year Without Enough Work,” which aired across all NPR newsmagazines and at NPR.org. The survey is part of a series of polling projects about health-related issues by NPR and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Findings (.pdf)

Toplines (.pdf)

Listen to the NPR series of stories on the survey

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