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You Don't Know Jack

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's more than a little ironic that Jack Welch, who agrees with Mitt Romney that "corporations are people," is pontificating about electoral matters. With its record of felony convictions, Welch's GE wouldn't even be allowed to vote.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Why The Jobs Report Conspiracy Theory Is Baseless | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

If you think the numbers in the September jobs report were skewed to help President Barack Obama, a look into how the figures are calculated will prove you wrong.

Lack Of Paid Sick Days For Immigrant Caregivers Could Harm Economy

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 09.12.2012 | Latino Voices

In the United States, employers are not required by law to provide workers with paid sick days. As a result nearly 40 percent of the U.S. labor force ...

Unemployment Rates Highest Amongst Black and Latinos

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 11.08.2012 | Latino Voices

The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, shows that black and Latino unemployment remain critically elevated and may present a political cha...

You Spend 11 Minutes A Day Doing This

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Have you ever wondered just where all your time goes in a day? Well, you may be surprised. According to the "American Time Use Survey" conducted by...

Best Paying Jobs Of The Future

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E. M. Hess and Michael B. Sauter | Posted 09.03.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The U.S. unemployment rate peaked at 10 percent in October 2009 and has since slowly improved, flirting with 8 percent earlier thi...

America's Disappearing Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Lisa Uible and Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Between 2010 and 2020, the United States is expected to add nearly 20 million new jobs. That represents a 14.3 percent increase in...

Labor's Love Lost

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Look for the union label." That was one of the catch phrases for the union movement in happier times. What is the status of labor unions as we approach Labor Day 2012?

A New and Fourth Stage of Adulthood

William K. Zinke | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

We need to discard the negative attitudes about aging and recognize that we have a large and growing talent pool of older people who can significantly contribute to the country's economic growth and social well-being.

Great Recession Was Bad, But Not Quite As Bad As We All Thought

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's a small consolation: The Great Recession wasn't quite as horrendous as previously thought. But it was still ...

Dave Jamieson

Minding The Gap: Getting The Right Workers Into The Right Jobs | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

America remains in the midst of an unemployment crisis. Despite private-sector job gains in recent months, nearly 13 million people are still looking ...

The Skilled Worker Shortage Fallacy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

t's time to set the concept of a skilled workforce shortage aside -- unless, of course, it's applied to current status of Congress.

Confessions From a Survivor of 'Communist-Rooted' Camp Kinderland

Katie Halper | Posted 09.18.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

This country cannot afford to have a woman whose kids went to Kinderland lead the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Who knows how her children brainwashed their mother with the values of the camp.

12 Cities Where You Can Count On Getting A Raise

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business

Wages aren't falling everywhere in America -- quite the opposite in some cities. Over the last year, average wages actually rose in the 20 largest...

Report: Huge Youth Unemployment Gap 'May Never End'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

If young people represent America's future, then that future is filled with low wages and high unemployment. Since the start of the Great Recession...

U.S. Jobs Report For June Shows Continued Economic Stagnation; This Is Not The "New Deal"

Sheldon Filger | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
Sheldon Filger

It must be pointed out that even the exceedingly poor job creation figures of the past several months have been purchased at a very high opportunity cost.

Alice Hines

Are Americans Shopping Less Than Ever? | Alice Hines | Posted 06.25.2012 | Money

While Americans spent more time sleeping, working and going to parties in 2011, they spent less time shopping, according to new data from the American...

You're Working More... And Watching A Ton Of TV

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

Do you feel like your workdays have been getting longer? That's probably because they have. Americans spent more time at work in 2011 than they did...

What Do the Jobs Numbers Mean?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Everyone piled on when the May employment numbers came out last week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 275 points, its worst day of the year, and for the first time was down for 2012. But what if the pessimists are wrong in jumping so quickly to such conclusions?

Job Growth: A Study in Contrasts

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

On a state-by-state basis, recent employment trends have been a study in contrast. The good news, though, is that there are still more states where jobs are growing rather than shrinking.

Learning How to Be a Professional Artist Is a Lifelong Process

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.15.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

What was considered so important for artists to know back then now seems vaguely irrelevant. These days, the focus of artist-as-businessperson workshops and classes is not how to apply for money but how to earn it -- how to be entrepreneurial.

Ryan Budget Punishes the Poorest -- A Return to 'Les Miserables'?

Harlan Green | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

We know Victor Hugo's message is alive and well when Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal continues to punish the poorest for the sins of the wealthiest, who caused the Great Recession and have yet to be punished.

The Path to Sustainable Economic Growth

Job Creators Network | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business
Job Creators Network

While the year started with some hopeful employment numbers, job creation is trending in the wrong direction.

The Hot News: Unemployment Dipped to 8.1 Percent But What About the Chilling Effect on the Critically Thinking Unemployed

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

We think 8.1 percent unemployment is great news, assuming more of the unemployed are now working. But we need to keep a critical eye on the news feeds with analytical balance. Something doesn't add up. Are we celebrating false achievement?

Laid-Off MF Global Employee Can't Even Get A Job Here

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

Those years at MF Global can't even ensure you a retail job these days. Former mid-level MF Global employee Dan Whiteford says he has yet to be of...