When Coal Is Over

In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo, unemployed coal miner Eddie Jones looks for jobs on a computer at the Kentucky Career Center in Harlan, Ky. With no computer at home, he goes to the employment office two or three times a week to see what’s available. In the meantime, Jones has been making do with odd jobs, painting, digging ditches, mowing grass. “Just something to pick up 40 or 50 bucks to pay a water bill,” he says. Jones was on unemployment for 26 weeks. He is angry that Congress failed to pass an extension. “They’ve bailed out every entity in the country,” he says. “The banking industry. The airline industry. The car industry. Everybody but the American worker.” (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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