UnemployedWorkers.org's Christine Riordan reported on today's BLS report:
Today’s jobs report had some positive signs that things were picking up in February. Jobs grew by 192,000, including 222,000 in the private sector. Overall, these are better results than we've seen since the Spring of 2010. But high unemployment persists, and the average duration of unemployment continues to rise to record levels.
Many more good-paying new jobs are clearly needed, month-after-month going forward, for a real recovery for America's workers. But that recovery will never materialize for many jobless workers if employers continue to discriminate against the unemployed in hiring. When jobs are created, the doors to those opportunities must be open to unemployed workers.