Long-Term Unemployment

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Long-Term Unemployment

The lack of work for an extended period of time, often defined as six months or longer. Long-term unemployment can be extremely harmful to the unemployed person because he/she may lose eligibility for certain government benefits if he/she has been out of work for too long. Likewise, significant long-term unemployment can create a vicious cycle for the economy at large: the skill set of the long-term unemployed workers may languish or even become obsolete in some industries, which makes it more difficult for them to find work when employers begin to hire again.
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With thousands of young adults in Wales facing long term unemployment, the emotional toll and loss of their potential is tragic.
These figures show that large numbers of people previously at risk of long term unemployment are finding a job and staying in work.
Patrick is being recognized for taking a leadership role in solving two particularly troubling national unemployment trends: Veteran Hiring and Long Term Unemployment.
The report branded long term unemployment "the hidden crisis" as another 800 jobs were lost across the country on Wednesday.
Long term unemployment will continue to be a threat in 2012 so we can't afford to place workers in unsuitable positions, which is a so-called solution that only adds a sticking plaster to the problem.
LONG term unemployment has risen sharply in parts of the North East, according to new figures.
Employment Minister Chris Grayling said: "These figures explode themyth that long term unemployment was effectively cracked by the previous Government and that it's only the recession which is responsible for people struggling to get into work.
We need to make sure young people do not suffer the scarring effects of long term unemployment.
One of the biggest priorities is to stop young people from falling into long term unemployment.
FOUR new training centres are to be opened in Coventry and Warwickshire to help tackle long term unemployment.
The Mersey Partnership chief executive said the ``deep-seated social issues'' that go with long term unemployment are also a big concern.
SIR - Labour's New Deal is the biggest and most successful assault on long term unemployment ever mounted by any Government, cutting youth unemployment by 76 per cent Wales now tops the UK league for creating and safeguarding employment, helping us to create jobs much faster than the UK as a whole.