Unemployment Should Be The Focus

Consider the following statistics:

  • 12 million – Number of people unemployed.
  • 4 million – Number of people unemployed for one year or more.
  • 30% – chance of someone unemployed for five weeks finding a job.
  • 10% – chance of someone unemployed for twenty-seven weeks finding a job.
  • 25% – increase in unemployed people from December 2009 to December 2010.
  • 30% – people, including college graduates, unemployed for more than a year.

Shouldn’t politicians be focused on ways to reduce unemployment?