More than Half of U.S. Households Affected by Joblessness
In a startling new Pew survey, more than half of households say that within the past year a member of the household has been out of work — up 15 percentage points since last year. The survey in general paints a bleak picture of the jobless recovery:
And 70 percent of respondents report having a major financial difficulty, including unemployment, in the past year.