Hard-Core Unemployed

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Hard-Core Unemployed

Persons without jobs for extended periods of time. Hard-core unemployed persons often lack necessary skills for employment, either from lack of education or because their skills have become obsolete. Hard-core unemployed may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. See also: U6.
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The hard core unemployed were defined as potential workers who could not obtain employment despite a high demand existing in the labour market (Cohn & Lewis, 1975).