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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...

U.S. Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall as Discouraged Workers 'Disappear'

Sheldon Filger | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business
Sheldon Filger

The real meaning of the April jobs number is that the participation of age-eligible Americans in the labor force -- both working and unemployed -- is at a 30 year low. How is that synonymous with an economic recovery?

The Missing Teachers

Jay Mandle | Posted 06.30.2012 | Education
Jay Mandle

The quality of public school education almost certainly was damaged. Between May 2007 and May 2011, the number of teachers in the United States decreased by 223,770 -- a decline of almost 6 percent.

Paul Krugman: Job Loss Under Bush Much Worse Than Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

As much as the job market has suffered under President Obama, his record up to this point is still better than that of his predecessor. That's the...

States With The Highest-Paid Lawyers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

A law degree might not be quite the golden ticket it used to be, but for the average lawyer in most states, it’s still a six-figure profession. B...

Many Americans Aren't Earning Enough To Keep Out Of Poverty

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

In this post-recession economy you may be able to get a job, but that doesn't necessarily protect you from falling into poverty. In 2010, the numb...

Instagram Isn't The Only Company Making Big Bucks With Few Workers

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

Call it the Instagram economy. Businesses are raking in big bucks without hiring very many employees. Facebook announced on Monday that it was spe...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Rep Wants Govt To Recognize 'TRUE' Unemployment Rate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Republican Rep. Duncan D. Hunter wants the government to recognize the 'true' unemployment rate, a more accurate measure of j...

The Hottest Industries To Start A Business In

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

There are, of course, many considerations to starting your own business. But if you've been wondering what fields might be fertile for a new business, a good place to start is the Bureau of Labor Statistics' new employment projections for 2010 to 2020.

More U.S. Jobs Added in February

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

The U.S. economy added a net total of 227,000 jobs in February, continuing steady employment growth of previous months. However, no aspect of the economy operates in isolation, and there are two outside forces that could throw employment.

Gene Demby

Black Unemployment Ticks Up Slightly | Gene Demby | Posted 11.08.2012 | Black Voices

While some have celebrated the 227,000 jobs created by the U.S. economy in February, that good fortune was not spread equally across all groups. Both ...

WATCH: HuffPost Unemployment Reporter Arthur Delaney Discusses Jobs Report

Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

On Friday, the U.S. Labor Department announced the economy added 277,000 workers in February and that the unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent...

Cities That Pay Women The Least

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Women’s Day. First observed in the U.S. on February 28, 1909, t...

The Most Confident States In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

Americans across the country might have felt worse about the economy last year, but pockets of hope remain. Nine states and the District of Columbi...

Top White House Economist On The Job Market's 'Encouraging Sign'

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - January U.S. jobs data shows the economy continues to heal, top White House economist Alan Krueger said on Friday, str...

Industries That Created The Most Jobs Last Year

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

Despite all the bumps along the way, the labor market ended the year on a positive note, with the jobless rate falling in December to its lowest level...

The Cities That Gained And Lost The Most Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Ashley C. Allen | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: As economic conditions in the country improve, it is not enough to quote national statistics and vague data. Tangible, localized m...

Mayor Gray: D.C. Is 'Fastest-Growing State' In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray's office announced Wednesday that the nation's capital is the "fastest-growing state in the coun...

Jobs Where People Work The Most For The Least

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The average person in the U.S. works just over 2,000 hours per year, or 39.5 per week, and is paid $37,128 per year, according to ...

Lila Shapiro

The Labor Market Recovery That Never Came | Lila Shapiro | 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...