1,000 words: The face of unemployment

This is the face of unemployment. A 10 year old girl so worried that her dad hasn’t been able to find work for the last three years, that she hands his resume to the wife of the president of the United States.

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Charlotte Bell was among a group of children whose parents worked for the Obama administration as part of “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”

The Associated Press reports that Ben Bell has been looking for a policy job for more than two years and recently has been trying to get a job with the Obama administration.

  • Jack

    I really do feel for the kids growing up in these times. More than once I’ve read papers by kids where they say that they are hoping they won’t be unemployed like their parents.and that they would like a job that can support a family. Sad commentary on life.

    I’ve seen the effects of prolonged unemployment on children and it isn’t pretty. Not pretty for the adults in the household either.