Five reasons why the long-term jobless don’t matter to the economy

Princeton University professor Alan Krueger dives deep into the problem of long-term unemployment in a new paper to be presented Thursday at the Brookings Institution. He calls people who have been out of a job for six months or more an “unlucky subset of the unemployed” who exist on the margins of the economy -- […]


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By Dylan Matthews September 10, 2012