Janet Francis looks at job postings at the New York State Department of Labor on Thursday in the Brooklyn section of New York. Francis, 36, of Brooklyn, has been unemployed for two years and has used the time to work toward her college degree in social work.

Photo by: Mark Lennihan

Janet Francis looks at job postings at the New York State Department of Labor on Thursday in the Brooklyn section of New York. Francis, 36, of Brooklyn, has been unemployed for two years and has used the time to work toward her college degree in social work.