Unemployed Americans are facing a more daunting job search now than at any time in the past 60 years.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it takes the average unemployed person about 10 months to find a job - twice as long as it took in every previous recession since the 1940s. That 10-month average has barely budged in the past year.
In Charlotte, some of the people having the hardest time getting back to work had successful white-collar careers before the financial crisis.
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