How Does Unemployment Affect Communities?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 14, 2020 11:19:39 PM ET
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Unemployment can have several negative effects on communities, including reducing the quality and availability of housing and reducing the quality of schools and limiting the variety and availability of jobs. Unemployment in communities can occur among a few individuals or affect large segments of the population. Sometimes, unemployment stems from other chronic and external issues, such as national poverty and economic recession, and can be either temporary or long term.