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Today's Jobs Report and the Scourge of Inequality

Robert Reich | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

The U.S. economy created a measly 74,000 new jobs in December, and a smaller percentage of working-age Americans are now employed than at any time in the last three decades (before women surged into the workforce).

Unemployment Is Falling For All The Wrong Reasons

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Before we go high-fiving each other about unemployment falling, we should consider the reasons for it falling, which aren't quite so high-five-worthy....

What The Latest Jobs Report Really Means

AP | JOSH BOAK | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. job market improves, it's also evolving, with winners and losers. Warehouses and trucking companies are doing more ho...

Mark Gongloff

Job Growth To Get Even More Depressing In The Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business

We are at a place where 175,000 new jobs per month is widely considered "good" job growth. According to a new Fed study, it won't be very long before ...

Arthur Delaney

Bad News For The Long-Term Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The economy added 175,000 jobs in May, the Labor Department said Friday, but the number of people out of work six months or longer remai...

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

Long-Term Unemployment Inches Up In February Jobs Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The national unemployment rate ticked down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in February as the economy added a relatively impressive 236,...

Arthur Delaney

Everyone Has The Same Lame Idea For Long-Term Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney wants to create an incentive for businesses to hire the long-term unemployed, based on a program he launch...

Romney Makes Bold Prediction On Unemployment Rate

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, in a sit-down interview with Time's Mark Halperin, said that by the end of his first term as president he would get the unemployment rate...

Romney On Unemployment: 'Not Cause For Celebration'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Early on Friday, Mitt Romney declared that a signal of a strong economy would be one creating roughly 500,000 jobs a month. The number was arbitrary; ...

Bernanke Speaks, Stocks Defy And Romney Hearts Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

Do you enjoy knowing things? Well, you are in luck: Science has recently discovered that you only need to know seven and a half things per day to live...

WATCH: No New Jobs, Obama Delays Smog Standards And Candidates' Labor Day Plans

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

The latest jobs report, released Friday, shows that the U.S. economy added no new jobs in August as the unemployment rate remained steady at 9.1 perce...

Employers Cut Pay, Hours For Those Still On The Job

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In recent decades, layoffs were the standard procedure for shrinking labor costs. Reducing the wages of those who remained on the job was considered d...