It's been more than three decades since such a large percentage of Americans were out of work and not even looking, according to government numbers.
That's a problem for the economy as a whole, but it's an even bigger issue for the people actually struggling without work. Some people, known as the long-term unemployed, are even going six months or more without picking up a paycheck.
All of this has profound consequences for those personally affected by the unemployment crisis. But just what happens to the body under the stress?
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Infographic by Troy Dunham for The Huffington Post.
Here are some resources for those who need help dealing with unemployment:
My Unemployment Resource helps the unemployed attain free forms and information.
Bankrate has advice on everything from COBRA to stock options.
Facts About Unemployment Insurance from the Iowa Workforce Development.
The Unemployment Handbook has advice for job seekers, an unemployment forum and a list of state unemployment offices.