Asked by: Doru Gottschalskiasked in category: General Last Updated: 1st April, 2020
What jobs were available during the Great Depression?
Beside this, what jobs were safe during the Great Depression?
Here are 17 of the best jobs to have during a major economic recession or depression.
- Paramedic. There will always be a need for emergency services.
- Truck Drivers. Another necessity.
- Police Officers. They will be in high demand.
- Utility Workers.
- Security Guards.
- Medical Professionals.
Subsequently, question is, what was work like during the Great Depression? Four years after 1929 stock market crash, during the bleakest point of the Great Depression, about a quarter of the U.S. workforce was unemployed. Those that were lucky enough to have steady employment often saw their wages cut or their hours reduced to part-time.
Simply so, what happened to jobs during the Great Depression?
The Great Depression caused hardship for Americans. In 1932, about 25 percent of the working population did not have jobs. People without jobs lost their homes because they could not pay their debts. The shanties were homes made from cardboard, broken cars, and wood scraps.
How many people were unemployed during the Great Depression?
twelve million people