My Unemployed Life: Job Seeker 'Of a Certain Age' Struggles to Find Work

Unemployed Life
Unemployed Life

Four-and-a-half million Americans over 45 remained unemployed in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's like the entire Boston metropolitan area being out of work. But as some people will attest, while wisdom comes with age, employment may not.

"I'm living the American dream. I'm divorced, unemployed, and deep in debt," says Gene S., a job seeker "of a certain age."

At last count, he had sent out 745 resumes in 18 months since losing his job.