It’s not easy getting a new job in the fisheries.
In the last 20 years, there have been more than 100,000 new positions created and replaced, and new jobs are hard to find.
And the numbers are bad for small businesses.
“We’re losing a lot of the jobs we were able to create in the last decade and a half,” said John M. Stoll, chief economist at the National Association of Manufacturers.
The jobless rate is 10 percent, according to the Labor Department.
And the recession, which saw a 12.7 percent decline in the number of new jobs, hit the industry hardest.
“We’ve been struggling for a long time to find jobs,” said Scott S. Hartley, an analyst with the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“We have some of the highest unemployment rates in the country.”
It’s not just job seekers who are left wondering what to do when they need a job.
Many businesses that are still open are still struggling.
For some, it can be difficult to find work.
The jobless are not just the unemployed.
The unemployment rate for the unemployed is higher than for the underemployed.
Even if you do find a job, you’ll probably struggle.
A recent report from the National Employment Law Project found that almost half of Americans who had been unemployed for three months or more were still unemployed in August.
When unemployment is high, many people look for work through friends or family.
They also look to work for extra income.
And some find work by taking on part-time or temporary jobs, sometimes for a few hours each.
But if you’ve been out of work for more than three months, it’s hard to get a full-time job without relying on public assistance.
“We have an economy where it’s not necessarily that hard to fill a full time job,” said Sarah Bostick, a senior policy analyst at the advocacy group Economic Policy Institute.
“There’s a lot more work that needs to be done.”
“There are some very, very good jobs that can be found,” she said.
That’s why many small businesses, particularly those that are struggling, are struggling to find new jobs.
Some companies that are losing money are relying on state aid, such as unemployment insurance and unemployment payments, to stay afloat.
And others are paying workers less than they need to, such ailing businesses that rely on part time or temporary workers to fill jobs.
“You can’t blame the companies for it,” said Michael D. Tulloch, a director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that focuses on policy.
“They’re paying less than what they need, they’re paying employees less than their actual pay.”
“There’s no question that the economic crisis has affected the jobs market,” said Tullos.
“The question is, what are the options for those who have jobs?
How can they get those jobs back?”
“The bottom line is, people need to have a job,” Mabel M. Smith, executive director of New Jersey’s Employment Trust, said in an interview.
“If you have a great business, and you have people who are willing to take on the work and pay the bills, you can survive.”