Faces—and Fates—of the Jobless

August 9, 2010  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — Although some employers report trouble finding workers, about 4.4 million Americans have been looking for jobs for at least a year—and that doesn’t include the ones who have given up. Here are some of their stories. Through 19 months of unemployment, Paul Hansen, a 52-year-old from Phoenix, remained optimistic he would find a job like the one he lost—and he did.

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