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Government Layoffs

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Workers Now Facing Unemployment Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

Jim Gibbons of Green Oak Township, Mich., hopes he has a job next month. He works for the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, which just pink-slip...

20 Metros Recovering Worst From The Recession

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

In the elusive quest for a sustainable economic recovery, some areas have fared better than others. Only 19 of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan a...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Governor: Give Us Credit For The Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Sunday that Republican governors deserve credit for the improving economy. "I'm glad the economy is ...

Over Two-Thirds Of Corporations Pay No Federal Corporate Income Tax

Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

At a time when the federal government is starved for cash -- and facing layoffs and cuts in services across the board -- more and more corporations ar...

Government Accounted For Nearly A Third Of All Layoffs In 2011: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

For government workers and financial sector employees, last year was a particularly bad one -- and 2012 likely won't be much better. More jobs were...

Led By Government, 2011 Planned U.S. Layoffs Surpass Last Year's Total

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms edged down marginally in November, though job cuts for the year have surpassed 2010's total...

John Celock

Republicans Proposes Spending On Polar Bear Housing Amid Layoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

A recently-defeated Republican county executive in upstate New York remains a lame duck until the end of the year, but he is now proposing laying off ...

Alexander Eichler

As Budget Cuts Loom, Federal Layoffs Seem Increasingly Likely

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

Even as the nation's economy has limped along these past few years -- with millions of Americans unable to find jobs -- the federal government has kep...

Not Just Layoffs: Eight Ways Cities Reduce Employee Costs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

When city officials need to trim personnel costs, firing people isn't the first thing they look to do: it's the third. City budgets are stretched ...

Congress Is Creating Layoffs -- Not Jobs

Jeff Reeves | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Jeff Reeves

Whatever the motivations in Washington, the truth of the matter is that the biggest job destroyer in 2011 has been the government.

State, Local Governments Could Slash 400,000 Jobs In The Next Year

HuffPost/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The latest complication for the unemployment crisis could come from jobs once thought to be secure in any economy. This morning USA Today has a ro...

Madigan Predicts 'Very Significant' Layoffs After Meeting With Quinn

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- An idea to raise the state income tax took a back seat when Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders met Thursday to continue negotiatin...