Current attitudes of disillusionment and alienation facing a workforce that is predicted (Oxford University Working Group) to see 45% unemployment within 20 years (up from a Canadian current level of seven percent) demand our attention today. It will be necessary to accommodate the crushing economic and psychological harm anticipated. Reacting can be categorized in three fields: •provision of the necessities of daily living, after employment,•the effect of diversions from the ‘fact’ of little hope in the future•translating unemployment to employment where possibleThe ‘Discouraged ex-worker’ is becoming a front-line problem as job prospects decline in the current and projected economy. The term, only coined ten years ago, represents a worker who has discontinued the search for employment, believing that he/she has no prospect of obtaining work. This portion of the working-age population drops out of the unemployment statistics, and its numbers are only guessed-at by pundits to demonstrate this ‘type of unemployment’ in workplace stats. Many of these unemployed are graduates from Secondary, College and University programmes who cannot find an entry level position in the field in which they trained. These latter are sometimes referred to as ‘Disillusioned Entry workers’. While the percentage of unemployment is rising, the population in Canada is also increasing [20% between 2000 and 2016]. The result is that the ‘real number’ of unemployed individuals rises dramatically as population grows. Many of the unemployed are principal supporters of families, so the influenced population [read hungry families] is escalating in proportion to the unemployment rate.