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Topic: 47% of Unemployed Have Completely Given Up
Posted By: Marcelo22
Subject: 47% of Unemployed Have Completely Given Up
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 6:39pm
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Poll: 47% of Unemployed Have 'Completely Given Up' Looking for a Job


A new poll suggests that finding employment, particularly for the long-term unemployed, continues to be a struggle for Americans. The poll, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals, asked questions of 1,500 unemployed adult Americans last month.

“This survey shows that millions of Americans are at risk of falling into the trap of prolonged unemployment, and it should give policymakers a greater sense of urgency to focus on the singular goal of creating jobs," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express and a former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, in a release. "We can take heart that in these difficult times the American spirit of confident hopefulness endures, but we can’t accept this status quo—not for our country, not for our unemployed neighbors.”

Some of the key findings:

47 percent agree with the statement, “I’ve completely given up on looking for a job.” (7 percent said they “agree completely,” 7 percent “agree a lot,” 15 percent “agree somewhat,” and 18 percent “agree a little.”)      

60 percent say looking for work has been harder than expected. 10 percent say it’s been easier than expected.      

Nevertheless, 91 percent agree with the statement, “I’m hopeful that I will find a job I really want in the next six months.”

Additionally, 46 percent of the unemployed respondents reported not having had any job interviews in the prior month and 23 percent report their last interview was in 2012. The poll also shows that a significant percentage of the unemployed are not currently receiving jobless benefits. Only 20 percent said they were currently receiving unemployment compensation. But among those receiving government assistance, the poll suggests the aid may be diminishing their incentive to find employment:    

However, in a response that raises issues about whether unemployment compensation should be extended or allowed to run out, 82 percent of those receiving benefits said if their unemployment compensation were to run out prior to their finding a job, they would “search harder and wider for a job.” Only 18 percent say they would “be in such despair that I will give up looking for work altogether.” 
 
48 percent agree that they “haven’t had to look for work as hard” thanks to unemployment compensation.

72 percent agree that compensation has been a “cushion” and 62 percent agree with the statement, “It has allowed me to take time for myself.”

The survey also shows that the unemployed are predominantly male—57 percent vs. 43 percent female—and also skew younger. More than half of all unemployed are under 40 and one third are under the age of 30. Finally, 45 percent of respondents say the economy is "most responsible" for them being out of work, 36 percent cite "themselves" as being responsible, and 18 percent blame the government for their lack of employment.

The full report can be viewed  https://us.vocuspr.com/ViewAttachment.aspx?EID=Jw02yh3qGFqY2tnhlgAJKhjpwcbBnIPBpvqceM81ghQ%3d" rel="nofollow - here .




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Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 6:41pm
Man if I could get EBT though.


Posted By: Benni
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 6:43pm
^^


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 6:45pm
Read an article the other day saying otherwise.
I'm for the extension...


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 6:45pm
Lazy. It's not that hard to find a job.


Posted By: Brownsugar1
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 7:33pm
^shhh...


Posted By: niecy
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 7:41pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Lazy. It's not that hard to find a job.

As someone looking for a job I think otherwise. But that's because where I live the job options suck.


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 7:47pm
I'm talking about people who have given up on finding a job. There's no reason to give up looking for a job. Proceed with the f*cking thread. whatever


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 7:47pm
trolling


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 7:48pm
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

trolling

And f*ck you.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 7:51pm
come on star..


Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 7:56pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

trolling

And f*ck you.

level 10 escalation 

jr.


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 7:57pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

trolling

And f*ck you.


and bitch, you can get it right back 


Posted By: Brjasuga51
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:00pm
Sass Chrissssss its just page 2.Behaveeee. This is a actually good thread


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:00pm
aint nobody worried about star.
she in NO. I'm about to be in BR.
all that internet sh*t she talk, if she wanna get it, she can.

goodnight ho


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:02pm
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

aint nobody worried about star.
she in NO. I'm about to be in BR.
all that internet sh*t she talk, if she wanna get it, she can.

goodnight ho




Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:03pm
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

aint nobody worried about star.
she in NO. I'm about to be in BR.
all that internet sh*t she talk, if she wanna get it, she can.

goodnight ho

LOL
 LOL
LOL
Yeah you worried bitch...you sound stupid. 




Posted By: Brjasuga51
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:03pm
South u nuh easyyyyyyyy


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:07pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


lol why are you regressing so much star?

Girl bye. I said what I said. I didn't ask nobody to screw up they damn face or call me a troll. You can disagree I really don't give a f*ck. But don't disrespect me. It's just my opinion. It ain't hurting nobody. 


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:08pm
try me. 
i'll wait.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:09pm
Originally posted by K_Camille K_Camille wrote:

Mercy, word to Modeless. LOL

gwurrrllllllllllllllllll!!!!



Posted By: K_Camille
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:09pm
Mercy, word to Modeless. LOL


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:10pm
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

try me. 
i'll wait.

What does this mean??? 

Someone's coming to beat me up I guess...? LOL

Yeah I don't have time for this. Go finish crying over your tub of ice cream or carving your arm or whatever it is you do in your spare time.


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:24pm
Oh my.CryLOL

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Posted By: Ladycoils
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:29pm
I don't totally agree with this article. I get the frustration of being unemployed long term but to the extent that people prefer unemployment opposed to being able to pay your bill, have a social life and feel like a productive member of society.



Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 8:31pm
All my bitches love me all my all my bitches love me...


Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 10:26pm
Oh wow at the turn of this thread.... O_o

I know ppl who have been looking for over a year with no luck at all so I know they feel defeated. It's really hard when you don't have a job and trying to find one because it's almost like employers don't want to touch you when you're unemployed.


Posted By: ThatGurlD
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 10:39pm
I have no idea what's going on!  

But regarding the OP, I wonder if the people who have given up are in declining job markets.  I'm an old transcriptionist and a lot of my coworkers who were laid off with me never retrained but got lower paying jobs or no job at all.  I also wonder if it has to do with age.  It seems like us younger girls retrained and got back to work while the older ones said it.

Question:  liesnalibis, are you reincarnated?  Just wondering.  Says you joined in 2012 but you're talking to old BHM like you got old beef.  Just curious.  Carry on.


Posted By: HunnyB
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 10:40pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Oh my.CryLOL

http://www.20daysofjune.tumblr.com" rel="nofollow">

Dead


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 10:47pm
Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:

I have no idea what's going on!  

But regarding the OP, I wonder if the people who have given up are in declining job markets.  I'm an old transcriptionist and a lot of my coworkers who were laid off with me never retrained but got lower paying jobs or no job at all.  I also wonder if it has to do with age.  It seems like us younger girls retrained and got back to work while the older ones said it.

Question:  liesnalibis, are you reincarnated?  Just wondering.  Says you joined in 2012 but you're talking to old BHM like you got old beef.  Just curious.  Carry on.

More like old BHM got beef with me. Niccas want fight me and everythang. 


Posted By: ThatGurlD
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 10:50pm
That's weird.  What'd you do?


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 10:52pm
Tell the truth.


Posted By: HunnyB
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 10:53pm
LMBOOO...Southern dropped one word thoCry


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 10:56pm
"When Jesus say yes, nobody can say no."/Michelle Williams, Beyonce, Kelly & Solange


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 10:58pm
 
bless this thread


Posted By: ThatGurlD
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 10:58pm
Why every body get a first name only but Michelle? LOL


Posted By: herwoman
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 11:00pm
A FB friends status "Everybody's hiring but ain't nobody hiring."


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 11:01pm
Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:

Why every body get a first name only but Michelle? LOL

LOL that was shady wasn't it? it wasn't even intentional


Posted By: ThatGurlD
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 11:03pm
LOL




Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 11:17pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Lazy. It's not that hard to find a job.



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Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 11:20pm
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

aint nobody worried about star.
she in NO. I'm about to be in BR.
all that internet sh*t she talk, if she wanna get it, she can.

goodnight ho


http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/vulture/2013/06/18/leo-gifs/gatsby.o.jpg/a_560x375.jpg


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 11:25pm
nvm I'ma let y'all do y'all group thing.

I stand by what I said.


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 11:26pm


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 11:27pm
lol...i'll be luxuriating in the am....yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssss


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 11:29pm
Originally posted by Miss SDY Miss SDY wrote:

Oh wow at the turn of this thread.... O_o

I know ppl who have been looking for over a year with no luck at all so I know they feel defeated. It's really hard when you don't have a job and trying to find one because it's almost like employers don't want to touch you when you're unemployed.





Wasn't there a thread posted (might have been an HR thread) that basicially said that they don't fucc with u if u ain't already got a job.  Which is why most folks who ain't got jobs (even tho they have mad experience and knowledge) aren't given a chance.  I swear alot of these employers act like the crash was the currently unemployed's fault.

Man i'm tellin' y'all it's a set up.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 11:41pm
Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:

Why every body get a first name only but Michelle? LOL




Cause Michelle ain't reached a "status" of being known only by her name.LOL


Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: May 21 2014 at 11:57pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

nvm I'ma let y'all do y'all group thing.

I stand by what I said.

LOL I Heart StarLOL


Posted By: K_Camille
Date Posted: May 22 2014 at 12:03am
Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:

Why every body get a first name only but Michelle? LOL




Cause Michelle ain't reached a "status" of being known only by her face name.LOL

That face name needs a lot of work too.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: May 22 2014 at 12:04am
I meant just name dang it.LOL


Posted By: K_Camille
Date Posted: May 22 2014 at 12:05am
Btw Marcello, this is a good thread.


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: May 22 2014 at 12:12am
Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

nvm I'ma let y'all do y'all group thing.

I stand by what I said.

LOL I Heart StarLOL
As do I.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: May 22 2014 at 12:15am
I wonder how many people in this statistic are White


I bet most of them are or this would've never been reported
This is called "reality" for Black people


Imagine coming from a long line of people without job opportunities other than to work for free... imagine many of your peers being in the same position as you... imagine searching for months upon months and years upon years with no end in sight... suddenly one starts to look "lazy" when really the condition is defeatist mentality mixed with depressive realism


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: May 22 2014 at 12:31am
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

aint nobody worried about star.
she in NO. I'm about to be in BR.
all that internet sh*t she talk, if she wanna get it, she can.

goodnight ho


jesus





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