Jobless and Searching Longer

Unemployed longer than 15 weeks

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As the number of unemployed Americans continues to climb, so does the length of time many are out of a job.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 45.9 percent of unemployed workers this month have been idle for 15 weeks or more. That's up from 34.6 percent at this point last year.

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