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The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 04.18.2014 | 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...

White House: Jobless Rate Won't Fall To Pre-Recession Levels Until 2017

AP | By TOM RAUM | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's $3.9 trillion budget proposal for next year suggests the U.S. economic recovery that began in 2009 will c...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Rich Americans Have Jobs While The Poor Are Still Unemployed

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since official...

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.

Fed Expects Unemployment Rate To Fall

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve sketched a slightly brighter picture of the U.S. economy this year and next, a sign it is moving closer to slow...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

U.S. Jobless Claims Plunge To Five-Year Low

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to seasonally adjusted 324,000, the lowest since January 2008. The drop ...

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...

Obama Doing Little For Huge Share Of Disabled Americans Without A Job

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Whether it means opening school track meets to a deaf child or developing a new lunch menu with safe alternatives for students with food...

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.

Europe Sets Terrible Record

AP | RAF CASERT and DON MELVIN | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business

BRUSSELS -- Record unemployment and fraying social welfare systems in southern Europe risk creating a new divide in the continent, the EU warned Tuesd...

Good News For Job Seekers

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign th...

Chris Kirkham

Despite Upbeat Headline, Jobs Report Masks Low-Paying Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...