Growing number of discouraged unemployed
Boston Herald - 10/27/2014
New jobs data reveal a rising number of Massachusetts residents discouraged with their employment prospects — even as others started looking for work again, in a sign of an uneven recovery across the state.
Between October 2013 to September 2014, the average number of so-called “marginally attached” job-seekers grew by more than 3,000 compared to the average from July 2013 to June 2014, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released last week. The term refers to people who are not technically considered unemployed because they have not looked for work but still want a job.