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Resources by Topic: Employment and unemployment

The Long-Term Unemployed in the Wake of the Great Recession: Percent of Unemployed Americans Seeking Work for Longer Than Six Months More Than Doubled Between 2007 and 2013
Describes the demographic and economic characteristics of the urban and rural long-term unemployed and compares them with their short-term unemployed counterparts.
Author(s): Andrew Schaefer
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Wanting More but Working Less: Involuntary Part-Time Employment and Economic Vulnerability
Describes the connection between involuntary part-time employment and poverty rates. Table 2 provides data on this topic for men and women in rural and urban communities.
Author(s): Rebecca Glauber
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Employment Instability and Food Insecurity of Rural North Carolinians during the Recession
Explains results from a study based on information from the Family Life Project revealing resources that rural North Carolina residents used throughout the recession of 2007-2009.
Author(s): Allison De Marco, Lynne Vernon-Feagans, Martha Cox, et al.
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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Underemployment in Urban and Rural America, 2005-2012
Provides 2012 underemployment and unemployment data by age and gender for urban and rural areas, as well as trends in underemployment from 2005-2012.
Author(s): Justin R. Young
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Unemployment in Pennsylvania, 2003-2010
Examines the pattern of unemployment in rural and urban counties in Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2010.
Author(s): Simon Condliffe
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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AgrAbility: Cultivating Success in Agriculture, Employment, and Rural Life for People with Disabilities and their Families, 1991 to 2011 and Beyond
Highlights AgrAbility's activities from 1991-2011 and the program's impact in direct services, education, networking, and other areas. Contains a variety of client success stories.
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National AgrAbility Project
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Transitioning to the Civilian Workforce: Issues Impacting the Reentry of Rural Women Veterans
Outlines the effects of military service on women veterans' ability to return to civilian employment and discusses their health status and access to healthcare.
Author(s): Celia Renteria Szelwach, Jill Steinkogler, Ellen R. Badger, Ria Muttukumaru
Citation: Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 26(3), 83-112
Date: 2011
Type: Document
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Unemployment in the Great Recession: Single Parents and Men Hit Hard
Examines changes in unemployment patterns by sex, age, education, race and ethnicity, marital status, and parental status, paying particular attention to differences by place of residence.
Author(s): Marybeth J. Mattingly, Kristin E. Smith, Jessica A. Bean
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Impact of Employment Transitions on Health Insurance Coverage of Rural Residents
Explores the impact of changes in employment status on insurance coverage for rural and urban workers.
Additional links: Policy Brief: Many Urban and Rural Workers Lose Health Insurance During Job Transitions
Author(s): Nathaniel J. Anderson, Erika C. Ziller, Melanie M. Race, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 10/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Older Americans Working More, Retiring Less
Examines the percentage of Americans 65 and older remaining in the labor force for urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Author(s): Anne Shattuck
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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