Take a moment to tell us your story
Are you frustrated by the bad economy? Out of a job or know someone who is? You are not alone—millions of Americans are facing fewer and fewer opportunities.
Americans see no relief in the job market, as the unemployment rate remains at 8.2%, according to the most recent report from the U.S. Department of Labor. This February marks the 38th consecutive month that the national jobless rate has remained above 8%. In addition to this staggering fact, almost 4.5 million Americans have been out of work for over a year, and more individuals who are out of work have given up looking for a job. This after the labor statistic for August 2011 showed that for the first time since World War II, net zero jobs were created in a month.
Given the chronic unemployment of the past few years, this is particularly concerning because behind these unemployment numbers are countless stories of dads, moms, recent college grads, early career professionals, and tradespeople out of work.
We all have friends and family—or are ourselves—looking for a job, hoping to put our talents to work, confident that if just given a chance, we will be a success.
Tell us your story. How are the unemployment numbers real to you? We want to hear what you have to say and what you think needs to be done to turn the economy around and to create opportunities for the millions of Americans who are out of work.