Long-term unemployment still at 2.4 million
MSN Money - 06/08/2015
In research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Northeastern University economist Rand Ghayad sent nearly 5,000 mock applications in response to job postings. He found that résumés showing unemployment lasting more than six months were uniformly rejected — even when those applications listed significant work experience. In other words, Ghayad said, companies were more willing to hire people with little experience who were recently unemployed than they were to hire long-jobless candidates with relevant experience.