Listeners Respond: Giving Up on Employment

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The 9.5 percent unemployment rate does not count a huge number of Americans: People who are out of a job and have given up looking. Yesterday, Newsweek and Slate columnist Dan Gross explained why some have stopped their job search altogether, and listeners responded.

Lizzy from the New York City wrote on our website:

“I am a highly educated 43- year- old designer who has had a very successful freelancing career up until end of 2008. Since then, it has been brutal trying to get and keep clients, or find any work whatsoever.”