On The Stream: We discuss new reports on the impact long-term impact unemployment is having on the well-being of Americans and their families.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 20 states have had a decline in unemployment, but for the millions who remain jobless, what are the long-term prospects? According to a number of recent reports, the impact is not just economic but also having devastating effect on the mental health of those experiencing long-term unemployment.
Omar Yousaf, currently unemployed
Trevor Davis, Digital Director for Campaign for America’s Future
Twitter: @ourfuture / Web site: ourfuture.org
David L. Blustein, Psychologist and professor at Boston College
Debra Wolverton, Former sales representative, Unemployed for a year
Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security at the National Women's Law Center
Katherine McFate, President and CEO of the Center for Effective Government
Twitter: @KatherineMcFate / Website: www.witnesswednesdays.org