Unemployment articles in recent years have focused on the interaction presented between the collapse of the housing and investment markets on the general employment market. One of the common points raised by an unemployment article published in the past several years has focused on the fact that the lines between the investment market and the housing market had become blurred.
Therefore as individuals became further over extended they were less able to absorb a decrease in the level of employment across the country. In addition, since housing loans were made more readily available, individuals entered the housing market of homes who could not rightly afford the homes they were placed in.
Unemployment articles have focused on the fact that as the credit market tightened, and individuals were less able to afford to pay back their loans, banks and investment firms were less able to provide loans to businesses when they sought loans to expand their businesses. According to many unemployment articles, when these businesses and companies were unable to obtain the loans they needed to expand, they were forced to find alternative methods of raising funds, such as laying off workers.