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Arthur Delaney

The Great Recession's Stragglers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

The number of Americans unemployed for 99 weeks or longer has averaged just shy of 2 million for the past two years, but their ranks may have begun to...

Arthur Delaney

Connecticut Program Making Progress With Long-Term Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.23.2012 | Business

Ray Hodge lost his job as an energy company's logistics director in June of 2009. "The company took a new direction and placed emphasis on being a...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployed For Years, Professor Turns To Ghostwriting For Students | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

Jennifer Sunseri lost her job as an assistant professor in 2009. Now, after nearly three years of unemployment, no health insurance, and diminished ho...

Arthur Delaney

The Indignity Of A Layoff After Decades Of Hard Work | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

Linda Hall of Spokane, Wash. has worked hard all her life but hasn't earned any respect from the labor market. Laid off for the first time at age 62, ...

Arthur Delaney

What Happens To People Who Run Out Of Unemployment Insurance? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.07.2012 | Business

David Arrieta said he received his final $214 unemployment insurance check last week after losing his office manager job in August 2010. "Hopefully...

Arthur Delaney

Payroll Tax Deal Would Allow Drug Testing, Reduce Unemployment To 73 Weeks [UPDATE] | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The maximum duration of unemployment insurance would gradually fall from 99 weeks to 73 weeks over the course of the year under the payr...

Take a Chance on the Unemployed

Del Phillips | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Del Phillips

We have applied to the online ads, attended the networking events, used social media and crafted multiple iterations of our resume based on each new blogger's opinion. There are even those of us attempting to gain additional skills. We're eager and ready to get back to work.

1.1 Million Californians Set To Lose Unemployment Benefits

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.22.2011 | Los Angeles

If Republicans and Democrats in Congress don't come to an agreement in the next 10 days, about 1.1 million out-of-work Californians won't get their un...

The Year of the Lord's Favor

Mike Lux | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

We need to stop proclaiming what a great and holy country we are, and become a great country again -- great because we treat each other as brothers and sisters.

Elise Foley

Out In The Cold: Rick Santorum Says Cut Heating Assistance, Unemployment Benefits | Elise Foley | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

HOLSTEIN, Iowa -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said on Thursday he would end federal assistance for heating bills and cut down on une...

Dave Jamieson

Unemployed Plead With Congress To Move On Jobs, Benefits | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been two long years since Wayne Person lost his sales job, and the 59-year-old from Mount Laurel, N.J., still hasn't managed to fin...

Sam Stein

Cain: 'Where Do We Stop?' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

Setting markers for the legislative debate ahead, presidential candidate Herman Cain said he opposed reauthorizing extended unemployment benefits that...

The War Against the Poor

Frances Fox Piven | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Frances Fox Piven

The Occupy Wall Street movement has already made the concentration of wealth at the top of this society a central issue in American politics. Now, it promises to do something similar when it comes to the realities of poverty in this country.

Arthur Delaney

Change You Can Receive In The Mail: Obama Has Written Personal Checks To Struggling Americans | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Got problems? Tell Barack Obama. He can help. He might even give you money. On more than one occasion, the president has cut persona...

Arthur Delaney

WATCH: 99ers Join Occupy Wall Street Movement | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

Fed up with a long jobless spell, Kian Frederick raged against economic injustice during a protest in New York City. "We're tired of blaming the vi...

Arthur Delaney

Long-Term Unemployment On Long Island Examined In New Film | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

When he first lost his job, Alan Fromm didn't think unemployment would be too difficult for him to handle. After all, he'd been through a lot in his l...

Flat-Lining the Middle Class

Andy Kroll | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
Andy Kroll

The question on many economists' minds is: Will the U.S. slump into a double-dip recession? In the meantime, the middle class has flat-lined. Life support is nowhere close to arriving.

Arthur Delaney

Older Jobless Twice As Likely To Become 99ers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Older workers are less likely to lose their jobs than younger workers, but once they do, they're more than twice as likely to be out of ...

Arthur Delaney

A 99er Overcomes The Crushing Anxiety of Long-Term Joblessness | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

After more than two years of unemployment, Francis Timothy Coleman of Bethlehem, Pa., landed a job as a forklift operator this summer. "We all know...

Sam Stein

Newt Gingrich Blasts The Unemployed: 'Funamentally Wrong To Give People Money For ... Doing Nothing' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was asked during Thursday night's GOP debate what he would do about unemployment insurance, particularly...

The Best Jobs Idea I've Heard From a Candidate So Far

Conor White-Sullivan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Conor White-Sullivan

Alan Khazei's proposal on jobs is remarkable for its simplicity. We give out 99 weeks of unemployment insurance now. What if we turned that into a voucher that employers could redeem for 99 weeks of wages?

11 Reasons Why the Unemployment Crisis Is Even Worse Than You Think

Michael Thornton | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business
Michael Thornton

This American jobs disaster will not vanish if neglected, but what will vanish are the hopes, dreams and financial well-being of millions of hard-working Americans.

Uncle Sam Doesn't Want You

Steve Fraser | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Steve Fraser

We have a choice: Americans can continue to accept large-scale unemployment as "natural" and permanent. Or we can follow the lead of the jobless young in the Arab Spring and of protestors beginning to demonstrate en masse in Europe.

Arthur Delaney

A 99er Gets Hired In North Carolina | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

Before landing a full-time job that started last week, Ali Braswell didn't think she could make September's rent. She'd started scoping out storage op...

Jordan Howard

Schakowsky Bill Addresses Job Crisis | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, announced on Wednesday that she will introduce a progres...