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Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Has unemployment affected you?


People wait in line to enter the Diversity Job Fair at the Affinia Hote in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) (Mario Tama - GETTY IMAGES)
The nationalunemployment rate remains unchanged at 9.1 percent and workers continue to feel the stress of not being able to find a job.

Mothers, fathers, young professionals have shared their experiences from around the country.

But here on the streets of Ward 8 in the District about one in five adults are out of work. Some of these unemployed workers lack substantive job skills or are recently released from prison. Many others are veteran laborers with extensive work histories.

They are electricians, carpenters, plumbers and brick masons and are accustomed to long hours and back-breaking work. And they want their jobs back. After speaking with four laborers east of the Anacostia River talk about having viable skills, yet not being able to use them, we ask you for your story.

Have you been affected by unemployment? Please share your story with us in the form below.

You can also share your stories on Twitter. Make sure to include #unemploymentstories. We’ll post some of your tweets here.

By Fahima Haque  |  04:46 PM ET, 10/06/2011

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