Study Finds Long-Term Unemployed Equally Qualified For Jobs


There's still an undeniable stigma to the word "unemployed." Even in this recession-addled era, it still conjures up images of greasy dudes sitting in overstuffed easy chairs, letting their stubble grow and their bellies sag as the working world bustles along indifferently. And while the private sector may be recovering, actually getting a job is still no easy task, and for many unemployment is less an inconvenience than a fact of living. They don't deserve to be stigmatized, and new research, which suggests that the long-term unemployed are just as productive on the job as those with more consistent work histories, proves it.