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GRAPHIC: U.S. Cities Gaining And Losing The Most Jobs

Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

The American economy might have not added any jobs in August, but for a handful of cities, the last year has been a period of substantial job growth, ...

Lila Shapiro

'Bleak Expectations': Study Finds Long-Term Unemployed Discouraged, But Still Looking | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

Michael O'Leary, 45, hasn't stopped applying for jobs, but he has given up hope that he'll ever get one. Like many of the 6.2 million Americans out...

Lila Shapiro

Youth Unemployment Crisis Has Longterm Implications For Teens, The Economy | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business

As we look forward to this Friday's August unemployment snapshot from the Department of Labor, one part of the picture is already in focus: this was t...

A Double-Edged Jobs Depression

McClatchy Newspapers | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Ever since the 44-year-old Germantown, Md., resident was laid off from her job as an administrator for a federal contractor in May 2009, she's sent ou...

Solving Veteran Unemployment

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 10.12.2011 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Hiring Our Heroes is a series of one hundred career fairs that is sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Department of Labor.

Volunteerism and Unemployment: The Surprising Inverse Relationship

Aaron Ausland | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Aaron Ausland

There are over 2.5 million fewer Americans volunteering today than just six years ago. What's going on? Do people just volunteer less when they are unemployed?

GRAPHIC: Putting The Unemployment Crisis Into Perspective

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

In the month of July, the U.S. economy added 117,000 jobs, a small relief after the previous month's announcement that the economy had added only 18,0...

Obama Adviser: U.S. Can't 'Stand Pat' Despite Recent Job Growth

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

Despite the 2.4 million jobs created in the U.S. over the last 17 months, Austan Goolsbee leaves his post as Chairman of the President's Council of Ec...

Veterans Fight 12.4 Unemployment Rate

Posted 10.05.2011 | Impact

While the country seethes over the 9.1 percent unemployment rate, post-9/11 veterans contend with one that's jumped to 12.4 percent, the Bureau of Lab...

Applications For Unemployment Benefits Rise

Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lucia Mutikani) - New claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, a government report showed on Thursday, poin...

Why Employment Hasn't Fallen Among The Elderly

The New York Times | Casey B. Mulligan | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

While employment rates have fallen sharply among the general population, they have not done so among the elderly. This result is difficult to reconcil...

CHARTS: Nine Signs The U.S. Recovery Might Be Losing Momentum

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

Look at any number of recent economic indicators, and it's easy to understand why there have been whispers of a double-dip recession. If the economy i...

Why Such Weak Jobs Numbers?

Harlan Green | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

The U.S. economy has become too complex to be understood by one set of statistics -- such as the monthly jobs report. And the resulting wild swings in growth projections can only unnerve the general public.

The Gleeks Are Graduating, But Is It Really 'True To Life?'

Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

Glee stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer are on track to graduating McKinley High after this season, but their characters -- Rachel Berr...

10 Artistic Jobs With Bright Futures

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.08.2011 | Business

With the country in the middle of a jobs crisis, finding any form of employment is tough, let alone jobs in the arts. It turns out, however, that t...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Joblessness Plagues College Graduates In Ongoing Recession | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 09.07.2011 | College

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at NEW YORK -- Seventy-five job applications. Forty cover letters. Twelve int...

Lila Shapiro

Recovery Derailed: June Jobs Report Stokes Fears Of Return To Recession | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Two years after the official end of the Great Recession, much of the countr...

Look Out, Employers: Labor Shortages Could Give Workers The Upper Hand

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

The mining and software industries have at least one thing in common. A labor scarcity, or a shortage of skilled workers, could affect the profit marg...

Public Sector Workers Happier Than Those In Private Sector: Gallup

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Recently in a survey, nearly one in three expressed dissatisfaction with their jobs. But according to the Gallup-Healthways survey, it's private-secto...

From Anger to Action: Why Women Must Get Mad

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.12.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Women, this is a call to action. We have to stand up and say "We're as mad as hell as we're not going to take it anymore!" Demand jobs, equal pay, health care, the right to choose what we do with our own bodies.

Arthur Delaney

How Long Before The Unemployed Give Up? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A new study from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the Great Recession that technically ended in 2009 has dou...

Saki Knafo

Job Seekers React To Dismal Jobs Report | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at For the past three months, the millions of Americans who've been getting b...

U.S. Economy Adds Startling Low Number Of Jobs In May

Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lucia Mutikani) - Employment rose far less than expected in May to record its weakest reading since September, while the jobless rate ...

America's 10 Best-Paying Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

More than one year after President Barack Obama signed health care reform into law, one thing hasn't changed: doctors are well paid. The Bureau Of ...

Saki Knafo

Jobs Increase In April, But The Employment Picture Isn't All Bright | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

This story was reported and written in collaboration with our partners at If you're among the millions of Americans who don't have a job...