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7 Disturbing Charts From One Of The Weakest Decades On Record

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The last ten years certainly weren't pretty. The last decade was "one of the weakest on record" for GDP and job growth, according to Rebecca Thies...

Heartless About The Homeless

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

I am firmly convinced that until the rest of us adopt a "we're in this together" attitude and press our elected officials to slow down foreclosures and speed up hiring, home values will keep falling and businesses will keep failing.

Leonhardt: Obama Successes Outweighed by Job Losses

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the evening of Dec. 3 last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics sent an advance copy of the next morning's jobs report to the White House. It's sta...

The Distribution of the Burden of Rising Labor Market Problems

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Sum

The economic losses during the Great Recession in U.S. labor markets have been disproportionately concentrated among the nation's low and middle income workers.

The Upside of the Economy's Downturn

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

Has the recession benefited companies at the expense of individuals? It may seem that way. But even in the most difficult circumstances, sometimes everybody wins, at least a little.

Robots Stealing Healthcare Jobs?

Martin Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Ford

Even healthcare--the one field on which nearly everyone pins hopes for significant job growth--is not immune to automation.

Fighting the Trade War for American Jobs

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

One of the most amazing things about the trade war we are fighting is that the U. S. government often does not appear to know we are even in a war.

Refusing to Hire the Unemployed

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

Hire the most qualified candidate and not just the son of your cousin's best man or niece's sorority sister. You never know when the tables will turn and you will become the next unemployed candidate.

Chris Martenson: The U.S. Economy Is 'Dangerously Close' To Experiencing Stagflation

Sherry Shen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"When people ask me -- are we [experiencing] inflation or deflation? I say 'Yes'. We are experiencing both right now," economic researcher Chris Marte...

The Economic Case for Extending Unemployment Insurance

Lawrence H. Summers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence H. Summers

Opposing extending unemployment benefits will do nothing to put people back to work. What it will do is create a more difficult situation for thousands of families hit hardest by the economic crisis and cut off a powerful channel for spurring economic growth.

Laura Bassett

Offshore Oil Rig Workers Brace for Crippling Job Losses | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As many as 75,000 workers in the Gulf Coast area could lose their jobs as a result of the 6-month moratorium on deepwater drilling and halt on 33 curr...

Laura Bassett

MBA Mows Grass To Make Ends Meet | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of our Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up local stories of formerly middle-class families who are now struggling ...

You Had Me At Hello -- Finding Your Dream Job

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

It may be scary at first to think about changing careers. But isn't it better to face the fears than to stay in a job that's not focused on what you enjoy doing most?

The Art of Working with Recruiters

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

When working with recruiters, no fudging your resume or involvement in key projects. The truth will come out eventually and inconsistencies will weaken your candidacy.

Canned or Not, Layoffs Affect Everyone

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

The good news is that you just survived the most recent round of layoffs. The bad news is that your job just got bigger. How do you keep up with your workload when more is being piled on?

Outplacement Is Like an Orange: Squeeze It for All It's Worth

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Outplacement firms specialize in assisting recently laid off people with their job search. They are a great resource and unfortunately not everybody takes advantage of them.

The Myth of the manufacturing recovery

Robert E. Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert E. Scott

Some bloggers have suggested that manufacturing is doing well, just because output has grown for the past few months. One sets up a straw man in a pi...

Only in America: U.S. Unemployment Rate "Drops" While Economy Still Sheds Jobs

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

How did the creative minds at the Bureau of Labor Statistics shrink the unemployment rate even though fewer Americans were working in January in comparison with December? Through cunning statistical manipulation.

What Kind of Thinking Is This?

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

What it all comes down to is this: Republicans believe that deficits are the problem; Democrats believe that this broken down economy that we inherited needs to be fixed.

State of the Union: Is Obama Ready to Make the Middle Class His Priority?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Will the president throw everything he has at the crisis the middle class is facing -- just as he did for Wall Street? Or do we need to become Brazil first, with the super-rich living behind fortified gates, with guards protecting their children from kidnapping? READ MORE Obama's State of the Focus Group Speech Sleep Challenge 2010: Trying to Get Enough Sleep While Logging More Air Miles Than Clooney in Up in the Air Sleep Challenge 2010: Sleep As the Key to Happiness and Peak Performance WATCH: Arianna on Squawk Box Discussing Need for Obama to Do More About Jobs WATCH: Arianna Discusses Intersection of Politics, Media, and Money on Canadian TV WATCH: Arianna Reviews Obama's State of the Union Speech on Larry King Live

What Recruiters Look For

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

In this time of restructuring, downsizing and double-digit unemployment, it's more important than ever to be ready when a recruiter calls. Being read...

Super Bowl Advertising: 2009 vs. 2010

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jenny Darroch

Super Bowl season is almost upon us and once again the question of whether companies should spend money on Super Bowl commercials has emerged.

Will the Real Jobless Number Please Stand Up?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

A number of market professionals argue that the Bureau of Labor Statistics is stacking the employment deck by issuing misleading figures that paint a rosier picture of the country's mounting job losses.

Stimulus Saved, Created 388,000 Jobs, According To Early Reports

USA Today | By Brad Heath and Matt Kelley, USA TODAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

States have reported using stimulus money to create or save more than 388,000 jobs so far this year, buttressing the Obama administration's claim that...

Trashgate: Borders Dumping Books, Stop the Waste

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mary Hall

I am distressed to learn that Borders books may be dumping books when closing its Waldenbooks Specialty Retail group.