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  • Out of Work Over 9 Months? Good Luck Finding a Job

    The Wall Street Journal - 08/07/2013

    Messrs. Eriksson and Rooth conducted their experiment in Sweden, but they argue their results likely apply to the U.S. as well, which has a relatively similar job market in many respects. But there’s some evidence their conclusions may be optimistic.Northeastern University graduate student Rand Ghayad conducted a similar experiment in the U.S. last year. His research, which hasn’t yet been published, found that employers showed “a strong distaste for applicants with long spells of non-employment” — even when they had better experience than applicants who had been unemployed for less time.