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The Young and the Restless

Posted April 12th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-4)
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I recently wrote about “discouraged workers” — often older ones — who have lost jobs and sought new ones, but have given up hope of finding decent any.  And I came across a corollary, and chilling, article in the New York Times.  In it, Matthew C. Klein, a research associate at the Council on Foreign […]

Discouraged Workers

Posted March 18th, 2011 at 1:14 pm (UTC-4)
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Provocative words: discouraged workers. They could be those whose good work isn’t rewarded with raises and promotions, or isn’t even much noticed. And they’re the lucky ones.  They have jobs. Those whom the government categorizes as “discouraged workers” do not. They’re “marginally attached to the labor force” in official parlance — not employed, not even […]

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