Help Wanted is our new series dedicated to exploring America’s jobs crisis. It will continue on the first Friday of every month through Election Day 2012 to coincide with the jobs report.
The government is out with the latest unemployment numbers, and the situation remains grim. More than 20 million Americans are either out of work or can’t find a full-time job. And those numbers might actually understate the problem. As Need to Know found in our report from Baltimore, many young men in the inner city haven’t even been counted, because they haven’t held a job in so long. And millions of other Americans who have jobs are either making less, making do without benefits, or are just struggling to hang on.
Need to Know correspondent John Larson recently traveled to northeastern Ohio and brought us this report: “Help Wanted: The Uncounted Millions.”