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How to Disappear the Unemployed (See North Carolina)

(195) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 11:36 AM

Today, four years after the end of the Great Recession, 11.8 million Americans are unemployed, four million more than before the financial meltdown of 2008. With the jobs deficit still topping eight million, it will take several years before employment returns to pre-recession levels, say most economists. And on top...

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Remembering the Unemployment Line

(22) Comments | Posted November 30, 2010 | 8:32 AM

My first job out of college was working in my hometown unemployment office. It was 1974 and the country was heading into a major recession. The nation's unemployment rate climbed from 6 percent to 9 percent in my first eight months on the job.

In those days,...

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