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Help wanted: The uncounted millions

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.”

Poll: What is to blame for high unemployment?

Watch the rest of the segments from this episode.

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    Main Street: Findlay, Ohio
    Need to Know travels to Ohio to assess how workers are faring after the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs over the past 35 years.
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    Following the money: Tax breaks
    New CBO report echoes the findings of Need to Know's "A tale or four tax returns."
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      Certifiably employable
    Rick Karr recently visited Seattle to look at a program designed to give the unemployed the skills they need to find jobs in one of the country’s fastest-growing industries.