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Do you know anyone who has lost a job in the last year?

Do you know people who have lost their jobs in the last year? Are they still unemployed?

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DONTA’E FOSTER

DONTA’E FOSTER, Englewood: “Yes, and they’re still unemployed. They’re collecting unemployment. They’re looking for any type of work, and they’ve applied everywhere.”

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CHRIS HERWICK

CHRIS HERWICK, Springboro: “Yes. One friend takes care of his elderly parents, so it’s hard for him to find something that will balance that out. He’s looking for something at night, so he can still take care of his parents.”

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TONY WEESE

TONY WEESE, Fairborn: “Yes. They’re doing nothing in the meantime — just collecting unemployment and seeing how long they can milk the extensions. They say it’s an extended vacation.”

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ADAM SQUIER

ADAM SQUIER, Miamisburg: “I lost my construction job about eight months ago and got a job with Verizon about four months later. I found the job online on Craig’s List.”

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TASHA CHO

TASHA CHO, Centerville: “No. I know of people, but no one personally. I think several of them have gotten jobs in the last couple of months, but that was after being unemployed for over a year.”

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DEBBIE CHRISTIAN

DEBBIE CHRISTIAN, Dayton: “Yes, I do. They are all still unemployed. Some are going to school, and some are working part-time jobs while they’re trying to figure it out.”

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QUAN HOWARD

QUAN HOWARD, Trotwood: “Yes. They’re trying to find general labor and factory work. It’s been about a year now. They’re collecting unemployment.”

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JENNIFER BARNETT

JENNIFER BARNETT, Springboro: “No, but we’ve known people who have had cutbacks in their days or hours.”

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JASON LUEDEKE

JASON LUEDEKE, Pleasant Hill: “Yes. They’re just doing odds and ends, nothing major.”

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