If you are a man between the ages of 24 to 54, there's a one-in-six chance that you're jobless.
That disheartening figure comes from The Wall Street Journal. After recovering from the initial shock, one has to wonder: What happened?
Obviously, our fragile economy has accounted for hundreds of thousands of lay-offs and cuts. Most of these men had steady work and lost it. Some suffered injuries or disabilities that landed them on the couch. Some men fear uprooting their family in order to get a new job. Yes, there are a plethora of legitimate circumstances producing unemployed husbands and fathers, and this post is not for them.
On the other hand, for some, sheer laziness has taken its toll: