Still No Job: Over A Year Without Enough Work Millions of Americans wake up each morning without a job, even though they desperately want to work. It's one of the depressing legacies of the financial crisis and great recession. NPR and the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a poll documenting the financial, emotional and physical effects of long-term unemployment and under-employment.
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Still No Job: Over A Year Without Enough Work

Millions of Americans wake up each morning without a job, even though they desperately want to work.

According to a survey by NPR and the Kaiser Family Foundation, 44 percent of the long-term unemployed and 35 percent of the underemployed are willing to move to another state for a new job. Tony Tremblay/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A counselor (right) talks with a man about training programs at a nonprofit training and job placement center in Menlo Park, Calif. Seventy percent of the long-term unemployed and underemployed would like the government to offer more job training services, an NPR/Kaiser Family Foundation poll found. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Applicants fill out forms at a Miami jobs fair hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus. An NPR/Kaiser survey found blacks make up about 10 percent of the full-time working population but 27 percent of the long-term unemployed. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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