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UPDATE: For long-unemployed, hiring bias complaints commonplace

Published 03/23/2012, Associated Press

Minnesota among states considering law prohibiting discrimination against unemployed in ads, direct hiring, screenings
As high unemployment persists more than four years after the start of the Great Recession — and nearly three years after it was officially declared over — many who have struggled for years without work say they face discrimination. Nearly 13 million Americans, or 8.3 percent, were unemployed in February, the U.S. Department of Labor says.

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