4.4 Million Americans Unemployed for a Year or More


As the nation's economic recovery continues to struggle, more and more unemployed workers are joining the ranks of those who have been without work for a year or more.

The long-term unemployed make up about 30 percent of the nation's jobless -- about 4.4 million people, according to June data released by the government earlier this month and reported by The Wall Street Journal (subscription may be required). That's up from 29 percent in June a year ago.