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What are the odds of finding employment?

January 30, 2010

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (, nearly 7 million workers lost jobs from January 2007 through December of 2009. The report studied only workers who had held their job for at least three years before becoming unemployed.

Workers may not have returned to their same industry, but from the chart, we can get some insights as to who found it easiest to find employment again. Financial services and other specialty services along with education & health services came out the best. Information workers and manufacturing have not done well, with about 60% not yet employed.

2010 BLS Remployment Stats

Reemployment Stats - Source:

By 2010, less than half of all displayed workers had been re-employed. This is the lowest reemployment rate since the government began tracking such statistics; tracking began in 1984.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. missdisplaced permalink
    September 29, 2010 4:03 am

    So, according to some pundits, that means that 3.5 million Americans are: lazy, stupid, spoiled, don’t want jobs, have bad attitudes, or are otherwise deemed unemployable?

    3.5 MILLION people? Really?

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