30 Issues: Victims of 2008: The Unemployed

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30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How the victims of the Great Recession are coping and what the government can do to help them. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all of the conversations.

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Key Questions

  • What can government do to help get the long-term unemployed get back to work?
  • How can we strengthen the safety net?
  • Which demographics have been affected the most by the Great Recession--and why?

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