Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Income of the Long-Term Unemployed

How do the long-term unemployed make ends meet? A survey by NPR and the Kaiser Family Foundation asked this group (defined as people aged 18 to 64 who have been out of work for at least a year and want a job) to name their main source of income. Here is their answer...

Income from an employed person in the household: 25%
Money from family and friends: 21%
Savings: 15%
Unemployment benefits: 12%
Social Security/disability (self or someone else in household): 9%
Odd jobs: 3%
No income: 3%
Government assistance: 2%
Retirement/pension (self or someone else in household): 1%
Something else: 5%
Don't know/refused: 3%

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation/NPR Long-Term Unemployed Survey

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