The national unemployment rate is holding steady at approximately 5 percent, a sign of recovery from the Great Recession. But these numbers offer little consolation to millions of Americans still looking for work.

Those most affected? Adult men in their prime working years.

In 1990, 93.9 percent of men between the ages of 25 through 54 actively participated in the work force. This year that number has dropped to 88.6 percent, a steeper decline than the overall participation for both men and women of that age which fell from 83.8 percent to 81.5 percent.

Matter of Fact Correspondent Diane Roberts visited a local job fair to explore the stories of these Americans looking for work.

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