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Entries by Lila Shapiro from 12/2011

Jobs Mirage: 315,000 Drop Out Of Workforce, Driving Unemployment Rate To Three-Year Low

Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

Despite a stark drop in the national unemployment rate reported Friday, economists warned it will take decades for the labor market to return to pre-r...

Occupy Our Homes: Far From Wall Street, Protesters Find A New Focus

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Since losing hold of Zuccotti Park skeptics have wondered how Occupy Wall Street would remain focused. On Tuesday, far from the skys...

The Labor Market Recovery That Never Came

Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

In the first full year of the U.S. recovery, of those Americans who worked, more held down full-time, year-round jobs -- but fewer Americans worked at...

Occupy Our Homes Gains Support Near A Foreclosed House In Brooklyn

Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Until three days ago, Teresa Bolton didn't consider herself part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Bolton is 55 and lives in East...

The Walmart Problem: Uncovering Labor's Place In An Era Of Joblessness

Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- In his struggle to organize Walmart's workers, Philip Meza spends a lot of his time in chain restaurants. On a recent morning on the ou...

Occupy Wall Street Jobs Expo Has Many Problems, Unclear Number Of Available Jobs

Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- On a bright, cold winter Monday in Zuccotti Park, a couple dozen diehard Occupiers were milling about when two men in suits walked in with...

Walmart Edit Of Union Story On Internal News Wire Reveals Tactic That Could Spell Trouble

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

Walmart is famously aggressive in protecting its public image, particularly when it comes to accusations that it's treating its workers unfairly. Now,...

If Payroll Tax Cut And Unemployment Benefits Are Not Extended, Labor Market Could Take Big Hit

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

As Congress jockeys over emergency stimulus measures that are set to expire soon, economists warned Monday that congressional inaction could spell fur...