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One Million Jobs

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Millions of jobs, even if temporary, must be generated in short order, and the cost of these jobs must be kept low, in order to not increase the deficit unduly.

Reclaiming "We"

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

When it comes to health care reform, the states most likely to benefit -- because they have the highest percentages of uninsured citizens -- are the source of the loudest objections to reform.

Unemployment: 10% in 2010!

Kelly Conaboy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Kelly Conaboy

The latest unemployment rate leads everyone to ask: Who the heck was supposed to be watching all the jobs? Listen, no one knows whose turn it was to watch the jobs. That's probably how this whole thing got screwed up in the first place.

Jobs Summit: Good Ideas to Get Us Moving

Robert Holleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Holleyman

How elusive is the solution to America's unemployment spiral? One part of the solution is not elusive at all. It is innovation.

Nouriel Roubini: Unemployment Hasn't Peaked, Worst Yet To Come

RGE | Nouriel Roubini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Think the worst is over? Wrong. Conditions in the U.S. labor markets are awful and worsening. While the official unemployment rate is already 10.2% an...

Frank Rich: Goldman Can Spare You A Dime

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As leader of the Wall Street pack, Goldman declared surging profits, keeping it on track to dispense a record $23 billion in bonuses for 2009. But mos...

Food Stamps For Half Million Brooklyn Residents | By Jake Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In total, more than half a million Brooklyn residents now receive food stamps, an increase of 34% in the last 22 months, according to statistics from ...

Hey You, with the Company: Hire Me!

Liz Black | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Black

I want to have a reason to wake up in the morning, change my clothes and get out of the house. I want to use my creative brain for something more than quirky tweets and stylish outfit choices.

Debt for a Diploma

Jose A. Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jose A. Garcia

To say debt is the result of poor choices and frivolous spending fails to capture the reality of the economic state of young people today.

Unemployment For Young Americans Jumps To 52.2 Percent

New York Post | RICHARD WILNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The unemployment rate for young Americans has exploded to 52.2 percent -- a post-World War II high, according to the Labor Dept. -- meaning millions o...

Jobless Recovery = Sexless Marriage

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

I wonder whether there's a growing disconnect between how we define macro-prosperity with how it shows up in our micro-lives -- and what kind of psychological damage that does to us.

Teenage Jobless Rate Reaches Record High

New York Times | CATHERINE RAMPELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This August, the teenage unemployment rate -- that is, the percentage of teenagers who wanted a job who could not find one -- was 25.5 percent, its hi...

Left, Right & Center: Jobless Labor Day, Afghanistan Plans, ObamaCare, and Back-to-School

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

New Afghan plans need a major commitment to get the job done -- but Obama is losing support from all sides on this one. And will health care reform be so watered down it's not really reform?

Labor Day Employment Report: If It's So Good, Why Do I Feel Bad?

Jill Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Schlesinger

The results are in -- the Labor Department said that 216,000 were laid off in August, bringing the total number of Americans out of work since the beginning of the recession to 6.9 million.

Five Reasons for Consumer Caution

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

The Great Recession may be technically ending, but I recommend that consumers proceed with caution.

The Signs Don't Point To a Typical Recovery

Washington Post | Neil Irwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Washington Post: The wounded U.S. economy has shown signs of improvement in recent weeks. But many economists, who were caught off guard by the bruta...

Underemployed?: Recession Pushing More Americans Into Part-Time Work

Washington Post's The Ticker | Frank Ahrens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Unemployed Americans are so discouraged about the prospect of finding a new job that they're checking out of the labor force at the highest and fastes...

Why The Unemployment Rate Likely Won't Hit 10%: Nate Silver | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In spite of last week's better-than-expected jobs report, many intelligent observers seem convinced that the unemployment rate, which fell nominally t...

4.4 Million Americans Without A Job For Over 26 Weeks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The DOL report this morning showed seasonally adjusted insured unemployment at 6.2 million, down from a peak of about 6.9 million. This raises the que...

Bernanke: Jobless Rate To Stay High Even In Recovery

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. jobless rate is likely to stay high even once the nation exits recession some time in the next few months, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Berna...

States Where The Unemployed Have Stopped Looking For Jobs

US News and World Report | Liz Wolgemuth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In some U.S. states, nearly half of the job seekers who have stopped looking for work have done so because they simply don't believe they'll find anyt...

Mending Wall Street Soles

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Harnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For the unemployed, putting your best foot forward is sometimes hard to do. But Lisa Hancock-Jasie tells us that her New York cobbler has given her...

The Junkman Cometh

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

As demeaning as you might consider such work, there's a big-bucks opportunity in becoming a junkman. There are people earning $250,000 in their first year, with some topping $400,000.

Unemployment: New Jobless Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627K

Yahoo! Finance | Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people filing new jobless claims jumped unexpectedly last week, and the total unemployment benefit rolls rose to more...

Jobless Recovery: Unemployment Could Remain High | Michael A. Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite signs that the recession gripping the nation's economy may be easing, the unemployment rate is projected to continue rising for another year b...