According to recent studies, it takes unemployed workers approximately four months to find their next job. But what if it takes longer – over twenty years longer – to find your next gig? The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that an unemployed worker, who last worked in 1994, had voluntarily abandoned the workforce and was therefore ineligible for the permanent-total-disability benefits. The Court held that the 67-year-old claimant’s employment history, which, in total, amounted to less than one year of work, was a lifestyle choice and not due to an industrial injury. The decision will likely resonate with the millions of Ohioans who take their job hunt seriously.