Long term unemployment

NY Times article on the long term unemployed.
I've no solution for this situation.
Education/training hasn't helped this situation.  too many of the "new" jobs were in industries that have already gone, or will soon be shipped away.  How many html programmers are left in this country?
What new jobs have emerged from all the training money that was spent?
And when this same population votes against their own interests at the polls, it is impossible to find intelligent government support.
This is a population that is willing to work with viable solutions. However, the desperation also makes this a classic prey population. 
Not sure what the final solution will be, but the status quo will not survive the strains currently being put upon it.