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Sunday, August 7, 2011

'The Future Is Terrifying': 6.2 Million Long-Term Unemployed Living On the Edge of Disaster | | AlterNet

'The Future Is Terrifying': 6.2 Million Long-Term Unemployed Living On the Edge of Disaster | | AlterNet

“Hope is gone. The future is terrifying.”

Those were the sentiments of D.V. from Modesto, CA, concerning her and her husband’s job situation. She was an eligibility case manager and he was a company representative; both were laid off in 2009. Since then, “My husband and I went from making $150K a year to scraping out (if we're lucky) $24K a year. Don't get me wrong, we are lucky to have even that, but it IS a stark reality to have fallen so far so fast."

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