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  •  But it isn't just youth. (0+ / 0-)

    As a youth program, I think the CCC is a great idea.   However, not so great for older workers.  Youth have higher unemployment numbers, but they have greater opportunity because they command a smaller salary and  face less discrimination than older workers.    

    According to a disturbing new Government Accountability Office study released at the hearing (Unemployed Older Workers: Many Face Long-Term Joblessness and Reduced Retirement Security), the number of long-term unemployed people age 55 and older has more than doubled since the recession began. More than a third of unemployed older workers have been out of work for more than a year, and 55 percent (1.1 million) have been unempoyed for more than six months, up from 23 percent in 2007.

    Black and Hispanic older workers had significantly higher unemployment rates than white older workers in 2011, the GAO report says.

    What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

    by dkmich on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:32:18 AM PST

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