elderly-ext-with-laptop.jpgUnemployment can be lonely. “It’s isolating to be at home while most of the rest of the world is working,” said Jennifer Hong, a mother of three in South Carolina. So she did something about it.

“I’ve been unemployed for two years. I couldn’t find a forum or a place for people like myself to discuss unemployment issues so I created one,” said Hong, who launched www.unemployed-friends.com last July.

Hong said the site gets about 5,000 unique visitors a day and that there are 200 to 300 members online at any given time. People write in the forum not only about the frustrations of the jobless life, but also about what’s going on in Washington, D.C. with extensions of unemployment benefits — and how they can get involved.

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