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Obama Pushes Employers To Consider The Long-Term Jobless

NPR | Feb. 1, 2014 9 p.m.

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Scott Horsley

Long-term unemployment is one of America’s most pressing problems, with 4 million people out of work for six months or more. That number has remained stubbornly high, even as the overall unemployment rate has fallen. President Obama met with business leaders at the White House on Friday and urged them not to overlook qualified job applicants just because they’ve been out of work for a while.

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