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The longer you’re out, the tougher it gets [VIDEO]

Among the unemployed, those who have been jobless for more than six month face longer odds of finding a job than their short-term unemployed counterparts.

For people who have been out of work for an extended period of time during this economic crisis, the cost has been especially high. In 2011, the percentage of unemployed who were jobless for six months or more was 43.8 percent. Currently it’s down to 40.7 percent, but more people were counted as long-term unemployed in 2011 than at any time since the government started keeping records in 1948. Of people out of work for more than a year since the recession, only 1 in 10 will find work each month.

Today's video is an offbeat look at the issue. Share it with someone who knows how it feels.  

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