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Long-term unemployment fell again but at slowest pace since April
Dec 03, 2021 | CNBC
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The number of long-term unemployed fell by 136,000 in November, continuing a downward trend since early 2021 as the economy and labor market have rebounded.

However, the decrease was the smallest since April, when long-term unemployment fell by 35,000 people.

Long-term unemployment is a period of joblessness that lasts more than six months. It's a financially precarious time for individuals, who generally by then no longer qualify for unemployment benefits. It may also cause lasting damage like lower future wages or more difficulty finding a job.

The number of long-term unemployed can drop for "good" reasons (people finding a job) or "bad" reasons (people getting discouraged by job prospects and discontinuing their search for work).

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