The signs used to say "No Irish." Then they said, "No blacks." Now they say, "No unemployed."
This is interesting. It's not illegal to discriminate against the unemployed. Patrick cannot even find a minimum wage job and yes, he's trying very hard. I'd sure like him to get a haircut and wear some decent clothes to help his chances, but yes, he's trying.
He's never had a job before, so it's going to be hard for him to get a job. Makes lots of sense.
This economy is hitting young men especially hard. I don't think Patrick even figures into our nation's unemployment statistics as one had to have had a job and then lost it to be unemployed, right? :/