It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.
- Harry S. Truman
Mind unemployed is mind unenjoyed.
- Christian Nestell
Any degree of unemployment worries me.
- Gerhard Schroder
The hardest work in the world is being out of work.
- Whitney Young, Jr.
Unemployment diminishes people. Leisure enlarges them.
- Mason Cooley
Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
- Cato Elder
The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right.
- Robert Farrar Capon
An unemployed existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
- Jose Ortega
Of all the aspects of social misery nothing is so heartbreaking as unemployment.
- Jane Addams
Unemployment is of vital importance, particularly to the unemployed
- Edward Heath
Six percent unemployment only looks good from the vantage point of the other 94 percent.
- Peter Passell
When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy;when the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression.
- Jesse Jackson
The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you’re on the job.
- Slappy White
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune’s inequality exhibits under this sun.
- Thomas Carlyle
Unemployment is like a headache or a high temperature unpleasant and exhausting but not carrying in itself any explanation of its cause.
- William Henry Beveridge
Unemployment insurance is a prepaid vacation for freeloaders.
- Ronald Reagan