Via Instapundit comes this interesting twist that the Team Hopenchange economy boffins didn't anticipate - private employers refusing to consider the unemployed for employment.
Times are still tough for my firm, and we will have to shrink some more before we see daylight. But once we start growing again, we will be very selective in hiring - so I understand the rationale in refusing the unemployed. It says a lot about a person's abilities that they were able to keep a private sector job through all this. Those are the kind of folks we'll be looking for.