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Here's Yet Another Sober Reminder We're Not Living In A Post-Racial Society

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business

In Wisconsin, the state with the highest annual African-American unemployment rate, nearly 1 in 5 black people are unemployed. The states with the ...

Jobs for Everyone

Edward Corcoran | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Edward Corcoran

Market forces simply cannot make jobs reappear. Overall economic policy continues to drain wealth to benefit the tops layers of society to the detriment of government operations and everyday citizens.

U.S. Creates 288,000 Jobs In June, Unemployment Rate Dips To 6.1%

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.03.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, as the unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. More...

U.S. Adds 217,000 Jobs In May, Unemployment Rate Remains At 6.3%

Posted 06.06.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy added 217,000 jobs in May, as the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday...

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the...

Do Native Americans Face Discrimination in the Labor Market?

Algernon Austin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Algernon Austin

In a labor market free of racial discrimination, one would expect whites and Native Americans to have somewhat similar outcomes, not starkly divergent outcomes like we see in Alaska, the Northern Plains, and the Southwest.

The True Price of Great Holiday Deals

Robert Reich | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Some manufacturing is coming back to America, to be sure, but not the assembly line jobs that used to be the core of manufacturing employment. Computerized machine tools and robots are doing an increasing portion of the work -- which is why many companies can afford to bring their factories back here. Get it? Technology and globalization are driving the good deals American consumers are getting this holiday season. But the same forces are keeping wages down, and are even on the verge of eliminating many of the low-wage retail and related service jobs many Americans now need to make ends meet. To put it another way, American consumers getting great shopping deals are also American workers on the losing end of those same deals.

Could a Blue-Collar Job Be Right for You?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Given the challenging job market, it may be surprising to learn that some of today's highest-paying, in-demand professions are actually blue-collar jobs.

Wall St. Cheers Weak Job Growth

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business

* Data show U.S. job growth lost momentum last month * Fed seen unlikely to taper stimulative policy this year * Netflix...

Peter S. Goodman

Lost Generation: The Global Plague Of Youth Unemployment | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post. In the French city of Montpellier, Thomas Pallot frets that his future now seems tainted. H...

It's Official: No Jobs Report Friday

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday said the government's employment report for September will not be released as sche...

Why the Fed's efforts are putting the U.S. economy at risk

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

To the relief of borrowers around the world, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board is holding off on tapering its bond-buying program.

Where the Hell Is the Outrage?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Bankers break the law with impunity, are bailed out, and go on breaking the law, richer than they were before. And yet, bizarrely, the only Americans who seem to be seething with anger are the beneficiaries of this economic injustice -- the wealthiest and most privileged among us.

We're Not Going To Reach Pre-Recession Jobs Levels For Many, Many Years

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business

Last month's tepid job growth offered another reminder that we’re a long way off from getting back to where we were before the recession. The U....

6 Charts That Should Freak Out Every Single Young American

Posted 06.05.2013 | Business

America has a youth unemployment problem on its hands. Millions of 20-somethings can't find full-time work, according to the Center for American Progr...

Good News For Virginia Workers

Richmond Times-Dispatch | John Reid Blackwell | Posted 07.18.2013 | DC

Virginia's unemployment rate fell slightly in April to 5.2 percent -- the lowest it has been in 4 1/2 years. The jobless rate dropped from the 5.3 pe...

Mark Gongloff

The One Chart That Tells You Everything About The Lousy Job Market | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

The good news: Employers aren't firing people any more. The bad news: They're not hiring all that much, either. To be sure, they are doing some hir...

Staggering Number Of College Graduates Working For Minimum Wage

Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

A college degree doesn’t guarantee anyone a big paycheck anymore. About 284,000 Americans with college degrees were working minimum wage jobs la...

SHOCKING Treatment Of 8-Months-Pregnant Homeless Woman

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.08.2013 | DC

A report released Tuesday by the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless finds that homeless families face “exceedingly more difficult” obstacles...

Coding for GOOD Update: Why We Stopped Recruiting and Started Teaching

Ben Goldhirsh | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology
Ben Goldhirsh

Business leaders should consider how making an investment in curriculum and teaching resources may better suit their hiring needs than conventional recruiting methods -- especially as the nature of the 21st century workforce continues to evolve.

Chris Kirkham

Despite Upbeat Headline, Jobs Report Masks Low-Paying Reality | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

From the looks of the latest monthly snapshot of the American labor market released by the government on Friday, a long-bleak jobs picture is finally ...

November Jobs Report Hides Dark Details

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

Another month, another jobs report with something for both the optimists and pessimists. Here's something both should agree on, though: The job market...

November Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The job market in November performed notably better than expected, especially in light of expected damage to hiring from late October's Hurricane Sandy.

November Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Adds 146,000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate Drops

Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November as the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. (SCROLL DOWN FO...

Jobs, the Great and Powerful

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 01.05.2013 | Business
Rayanne Thorn

Unemployment does not make for an enthusiastic holiday season. Fear and dread hang in the air where sparkly holiday lights should. But there is hope! Working in the "jobs" industry allows me an up-close look at new job search technology.