From CNN Money.com:
John Miller wasn't too nervous when he lost his job in the mortgage industry in June 2008.
The worst of the financial crisis was still months away. While the subprime mortgage industry had already imploded, there was still a debate at the time whether a recession had started. Job losses were steady but not dramatic.
Miller lost his job when Deutsche Bank shut down a unit making government-guaranteed FHA loans, but he had found work in the past when an employer had closed a unit. He thought that even if it took a few months to find another job, something would turn up.
Almost two years later, he's still looking.
"It's unfathomable to me," said Miller. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be coming up on two years without a job."