Yuma, Arizona, is the most unemployed city in America. With local joblessness at 28%, people with education and experience that once qualified them for middle or upper management positions are finding themselves lucky to even land jobs in fast food.
Long-term unemployment, state by state. An informative and disheartening interactive from the Wall Street Journal.
As the US economy slowly rebuilds and the smoke from four years of charred capital starts to dissipate, we can discern the shape of the next 20 years of job growth. What we see is an economy unlike any we’ve ever known.
Although the U.S. economy is slowly recovering, high unemployment rates still exist. More than 15 million people are currently unemployed - 7.5 million of those jobs were lost after the recession started. The current unemployment rate is around 9.5%, while four years ago the unemployment rate was only 4.5%.