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When Your Occupation Becomes 'Professional Patient'

Chanel White | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

So, while I may not be able to work a traditional nine to five, I absolutely have an occupation; one that requires much time, effort, precision, and responsibility. When I now sit down in those uncomfortable waiting room chairs to fill out the dreaded new patient paper work I no longer have a lump in my throat. When I reach the occupation blank I can write with satisfaction that I am a "Professional Patient."

Jobs Report: Yes, the Unemployment Rate Is 5.1%. No, We Are Not At Full Employment

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The labor force remained flat in August, meaning the participation rate is still stuck at a low 62.6%, more than three points off of its peak prior to the downturn. Some of that decline can be assigned to retiring boomers, but some remains due to persistently weak demand.

May's Jobs Report in Pictures

Chad Stone | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Chad Stone

Today's strong jobs report shows continued solid growth in payroll employment, and many other labor market indicators have recovered substantially since the Great Recession. Nevertheless, the Federal Reserve should not rush to raise interest rates but should test whether it can push unemployment lower.

On Retiring and Changing Jobs: "Leaving Well" As a Spiritual Exercise

Frederick W. Schmidt | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Frederick W. Schmidt

This is the season in many people change jobs or retire. Some of those changes are governed by the academic calendar, some by the change in seasons, and some by tradition.

The Solution to Unemployment? Turning Job Seekers Into Job Creators

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Sunnie Groeneveld

3 million Americans over the age of 50 and roughly 75 million youth worldwide are currently looking for work, with many more not being accounted for as they live and work in informality.

A GI Bill for Millennials

William S. Becker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
William S. Becker

Congress should amend the President's free tuition idea to create the civilian equivalent of a GI Bill for young adults who engage in 1-3 years of national service. That single change would turn the President's proposal from a college giveaway to an opportunity that serves both the individual and the country.

Human Work for the Robots' Future

Martin Marty | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

After the recent week(s) in which media gave more attention to religion than at almost any other time, our Sightings resources this week include no reference to religion, though their subject will have enormous consequences for religion in public and private life.

Hard Work, Hard Times: Self-control and Joblessness

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.23.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Does self-discipline today really pay off later in life -- in jobs, paychecks, promotions and bonuses, professional prestige and wealth? Surprisingly, given the importance of employment to well-being and the global economy, the link between self-control and job success has not been thoroughly studied. Until now.

Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent

Lou Miceli | Posted 10.06.2014 | New York
Lou Miceli

As the U.S. economy continues to gather steam, the Great Recession is becoming a distant memory for many Americans. In New York City, employment has passed pre-slump levels, with 312,000 jobs added between 2010 and 2013.

Unemployment Aid Applications Drop To 8-Year Low

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years. ...

Making a Difference: Helping a Million People Find Jobs

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Rayanne Thorn

Being a single mother of four who barely survived under-employment, I worked through poverty. Even so, I lost my home to foreclosure and almost every ounce of dignity and self-respect in the process.

Arthur Delaney

The White House Had A Plan To Help The Long-Term Jobless. How's It Going? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the beginning of the year, the White House trumpeted its effort to get business leaders to hire the long-term unemployed. "I've b...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

This Is What Barely Making Ends Meet In America Sounds Like | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Starting last year, The Huffington Post asked people surviving on wages near the federal minimum, as well as those struggling to even find a job, to c...

Maximum Heart Strings, Robotics, and the Minimum Wage Debate

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

In our hashtag world, the debate rages on about increasing the federal minimum wage. Proponents of raising the minimum wage in incremental increases f...

Andrew Perez

In Illinois, Ending Jobless Benefits Hasn't Helped People Get Work | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than four out of five Illinois workers who lost long-term unemployment benefits at the end of last year were still without work two...

No Way to Treat a Crisis

Lou Miceli | Posted 07.12.2014 | New York
Lou Miceli

How in the world does a young adult get a decent paying job in New York City? Even college graduates with good grades, experience and connections often have to take unpaid internships to get a foot in the door.

Andrew Perez

Illinois Agency Sticks Up For The Long-Term Unemployed | Andrew Perez | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What's happened since Congress killed long-term unemployment insurance in December proves the jobless aren't lazy, according to one stat...

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...

Throwing Rocks at the Dark

Craig Giesecke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

Caught between a life they no longer have and a government support system that's constantly under rabid attack, the result the unemployed are facing is anger, and personal and professional inertia.

What Bait Car Can Teach Us About American Inequality

Jake Weissbourd | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media
Jake Weissbourd

Is a rich person who chooses, not out of necessity, but greed, to break the law less morally reprehensible than the poor person who is literally baited into stealing a car?

New Report Paints Bleak Future for Long-Term Unemployed

Ira Wolfe | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

For the unemployed, the road back to employment is littered with potholes and landmines. For many, the roads have simply collapsed or disappeared.

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

AP | By TOM RAUM | Posted 05.04.2014 | 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...

Mayor: Some Areas Hit Harder Now Than In Great Depression

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Lovely Warren, the first female mayor of Rochester, N.Y., said Thursday that for many of her constituents, making ends meet in a still struggling econ...

It's Time We Rise From the Sunken Couch

D.J. Wilson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Small Business
D.J. Wilson

Whether you've been unemployed, one week, one month, one year or even longer, it's time to rise from the sunken couch you've resigned yourself to and engage the world around you, beginning with your neighbors just beyond the front door.

Will Europe's Jobless Generation Ever Find Work?

The World Post | Katherine Keating | Posted 02.07.2014 | World

Twenty-six million European youth are looking for work. Even as the Eurozone inches toward recovery, new jobs remain scarce. In this video series, ...