The Unemployed And Underemployed Testify

A canvasser from Working America (part of AFL-CIO) knocked on our door a few months ago. She wanted money, but she received my email address instead. Ever since, Working America has been sending me weekly updates. Today, I learned about their new site, Unemployment Lifeline, which offers online resources to people in need of help.

According to Working America, only 37 percent of unemployed workers collect unemployment benefits. And when you count the so-called “underemployed” the number of Americans who are out of work soars to 15.6%.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.