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Arthur Delaney

How To Tell If Your Job Is Terrible

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department announced Friday that the economy added 126,000 jobs in March as the unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent, ...

Arthur Delaney

6.1 Percent Unemployment Still 100 Percent Sucks

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- Erin Isaacs has been selling her stuff in order to make rent. She got $180 for her 40-inch TV and $300 for a small washer-dryer combo. ...

Arthur Delaney

Abandon All Hope That Congress Will Help The Long-Term Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate over whether Congress will do something to help Americans unemployed longer than six months is truly over. As lawmakers p...

Sam Stein

Unemployment Benefits Are Expiring And Congress Has No Clue What To Do About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives has left town for Christmas vacation, making it all but certain that unemployed workers will lose their fed...

Arthur Delaney

Falling Jobless Rate Masks Long-Term Unemployment Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the national unemployment rate goes down, Washington seems like it's losing interest in helping the long-term unemployed -- which is ...

Sam Stein

Can A Scrappy Gang Of Republicans Save Christmas For A Million Unemployed People?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of House Republicans is preparing a letter to send to their party's leadership pleading for an extension of long-term unemp...

Arthur Delaney

Strong Jobs Report Could Doom Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The good news that the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in November could be bad news for more than a million of the long-term u...

Arthur Delaney

Long-Term Joblessness Still Terrible

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added 195,000 mostly low-paying jobs in June, putting a tiny dent in the unemployment crisis -- too tiny a dent to brin...

Arthur Delaney

Jobs Report Shows 'Ongoing Disaster'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Labor Department announced Friday morning that the economy has been steadily adding jobs, pushing the unemployment rate down to...

Arthur Delaney

Bad Jobs Report 'Should Be A Wake-Up Call'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly half a million Americans left the labor force in March, the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday, causing the unemployment rate...

Arthur Delaney

Jobs Report Sets Stage For Congressional Debate On Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Labor Department announced Friday that the national unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.7 percent i...

Of American Workers, 24 Percent Have No Emergency Savings: Poll

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — Even after the jolt of the Great Recession, a new study finds that most Americans are not financially prepared for an emergency. A su...

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 ...