Economists predict the recession could end later this year but the outlook for the job market remains bleak. A look at how Americans are coping with record unemployment, the on-going economic crisis, and job insecurity.


  • Richard Trumka Secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO
  • Andrew Ross Professor and Chair of New York University's Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including "Nice Work If You Can Get It - Life and Labor in Precarious Times."
  • Heidi Shierholz Economist, Economic Policy Institute.
  • Michael Lazarchick Career counselor who manages a One Stop Center in Atlantic County, New Jersey. He is a licensed professional counselor and past president of the National Employment Counseling Association, a division of the American Counseling Association.

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