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    Roddy Negron, left, meets with friend and former Sony colleague Brian Ilchert for career advice earlier this week in Ramsey, N.J. Negron was laid off from Sony in 2011, after 23 years at the company, and recently lost another job. Yana Paskov/For The Washington Post

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 7:00 pm

For the long-term unemployed, finding a job is hard — but keeping one may be even harder.

New research tracking people who have been out of work for six months or longer found that 23 percent landed a job within a few months of the study. But a year later, more than a third of that group was unemployed again or out of the labor force altogether.

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