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

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. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.