Nearly half of America’s millions of unemployed have “completely given up” trying to find work. That’s according to a Harris poll of 1,500 unemployed:
47 percent agree with the statement, “I’ve completely given up on looking for a job.” (7 percent said they “agree completely,” 7 percent “agree a lot,” 15 percent “agree somewhat,” and 18 percent “agree a little.”)
60 percent say looking for work has been harder than expected. 10 percent say it’s been easier than expected.
Nevertheless, 91 percent agree with the statement, “I’m hopeful that I will find a job I really want in the next six months.”
It’s jobs tomorrow and jobs yesterday but never jobs today.
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