The November jobs report boasted positive momentum, including gains in manufacturing and construction sectors. But economics correspondent Paul Solman reports that a high level of long-term unemployment continues to be a stubborn sour note for the American economy, with a political fight looming over unemployment benefits.

This video is from the Making Sen$e with Paul Solman video series from PBS. Learn more about these videos and view a listing of the most recent videos we have available.

Key Concepts

Role of Government, Transfer Payments, Fiscal Policy, Labor Market, Unemployment, Unemployment Rate, Recession

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