Middle-Aged Unemployed May Never Find Work Again

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Oh, joyous news. [sarcasm alert!]

On July 4, Charles Krauthammer said this on FOX News:

“The problem is at the consumer level, confidence is low and that is because, as you showed, showed we had underemployment with one out of every six Americans. The worst element of that is that among the unemployed, against the American history, more than approaching half, have [been] unemployed for over six months. That is historically unprecedented in the United States. That is a phenomenon that is seen often in Europe, rarely seen here. In 2007 the average time to get a new job was five weeks. It’s now near six months. And that implies a whole segment of the population, the more elderly or the middle-aged who may never get employed again.”

Krauthammer is not the only one.

  • An AARP report in March 2010 found that the middle-aged were hit hardest by the recession and stay unemployed the longest.
  • A February 2011 article in the Orlando Sentinel also says that job hunt is extra tough for middle-aged unemployed.

To the 53% of Americans who voted for the fraud in 2008:

You can take that Hope & Change and stuff it where the sun don’t shine.


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13 responses to “Middle-Aged Unemployed May Never Find Work Again

  1. If only this would apply to Al Gore, too, at least…

  2. I’m a European, graduate of a top University, 32 years old and in this position. I guess 32 years old counts as middle aged, it must do since a careers advisor recently told me not to worry about age discrimination in interviews, as it’s now illegal. Just in time for me to be old, that’s cute.

  3. Mo, when you pass the double nickel, you’ll understand even better why this idea, from the land of fruits and nuts, California, could be the answer for us all.

    From my hero, Mr. Jefferson:

    “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” –Thomas Jefferson, 1802

    As I’ve said often, I’m with what Jefferson said.

  4. steve, just about anybody could do a better job than obama. i bet there are some in the animal kingdom that would do a better job than obama. there might even be some trees and rocks that have more ability than the fraud in the white house.

  5. This is just depressing….going on 5 months unemployed now. But I did have a job interview today that went really well 🙂

  6. There’ll be a vacant post in the White House soon in the Oval Office, the Rocks yer man for the job. I’d say he means what he says. he’d get the country going again. He’s as solid as the “Rock of Cashel”. Amen

  7. I was within 6 years of retirement, and even only 2 WEEKS shy of being eligible for early retirement when I got my pink slip in May 2010. I am now working again, but I earn 25% less than my former job, with fewer benefits and perks (not to mention loss of seniority and retirement options). And there IS age discrimination, because any employer will prefer to hire younger workers who will accept lower salaries. My wife was an RN for 30 years and she can’t find work as a nurse after she was pinkslipped in November 2009. Why pay an experienced RN $36/hour when they can hire someone right out of nursing school for $15/hour? Thanks, Mr. Obama for what your “hope and change” brought to my family. I hope you burn in Hell for all eternity.

  8. ROFL! these asshats are funny! if anybody goes to work soon it will be this age group. Can anyone guess why????????

  9. Umm..Seems to me the banksters that crashed the economy did under George W “Gut the regulatory agencies” Bush. Cut funding for the SEC enforcement wing to zero, and this is what you get. 18 TRILLION dollars, stolen. That is more than the GNP!

  10. IMME- You are correct, more than 1 year’s GNP was STOLEN! That means every worker in America gave his/her paycheck for a year to these Banksters. What truly amazes me is that many, many people are on the side of corporations that outsource, practice age discrimination, and pay absurdly low wages; I have even seen unemployed people at Tea Bagger events, protesting FOR the company that fired them! As long as there are just enough “Useful idiots”, nothing will change.


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