The trauma of long-term unemployment: Losing your job is just the start


There are now millions of people who are in the long-term, figure-out-how-to-pay-your-bills-yourself jobless category. And while the government may choose not to count them because they no longer are eligible to collect unemployment checks, researchers are at least acknowledging they exist -- and have turned to history to see what happens to them emotionally.

What they found isn't pretty.