4 million Americans are unemployed, and a growing number of them are struggling to find a job.
And it’s not just the elderly and working-age adults struggling to get by: Many Americans are also struggling with a crippling debt load, and the country’s unemployment rate is now higher than it’s been in decades.
The U.S. unemployment rate hit a new all-time high of 7.1% in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The unemployment rate has since fallen back down to 7.6% this month, and it is expected to hold steady for the foreseeable future.
But for some Americans, that’s just the beginning.
Many of those people who have been left out of the recovery and are struggling are Americans of all ages.
In a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, more than 6 in 10 Americans said they have been out of work for more than a year or longer.
That number is double the level of that time frame in 2014, and nearly three times the percentage of those ages 16 to 29 who said they had been out for more, according the survey.
Some people who are out of jobs have no idea what’s going on, and many have been unable to find jobs.
And many are afraid to ask questions about the economic situation, according a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.
The unemployment rate for non-institutionalized Americans is now 12.3%, the highest level since Gallup began keeping the measure in 2000, the survey found.
The numbers for those who have found work are worse, too.
Nearly three-quarters of those with a job say they have searched for a job, compared to about half of those who are unemployed.
The situation is dire for those with disabilities.
More than half of adults without a job said they were out of a job in 2015, the latest data available, the study found.
The situation is worse for Americans with disabilities than the general population, with 36% of disabled Americans saying they had no job in March.
Some say they’re frustrated by what they’re hearing from their fellow Americans, who are saying the economy is slowly improving.
“I just feel like we’re getting better, and I just want to know what’s up with that,” said Jennifer Scholl, a registered nurse from Houston, Texas.
But there’s another reason for the disconnect.
The economy isn’t as strong as it was in the 1990s, and that’s largely because the federal government is spending a lot of money.
Federal spending on unemployment insurance has declined dramatically in recent years, from $8 billion in 2004 to less than $5 billion in 2013, according, the BLS.
The federal government has cut unemployment benefits by $1.6 trillion since 2005.
The latest figures for the unemployment insurance program show that more than 2.7 million people have been cut off from the program in the last year.
The economy has also slowed, especially among young Americans.
Young people are more likely to be out of college, and unemployment is even worse for those between the ages of 25 and 34.
Some economists say that if the economy continues to slow, then more than 10 million Americans will lose their jobs during the next year, according an Economic Policy Institute report last year, the most recent available.
And that could put an extra strain on people’s retirement savings, which have seen their market value drop since the Great Recession.