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Can We Still Believe in That Change Obama Ran On?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

President Obama State of the Union speech shows little understanding of the time we're in or of the daily experience of real Americans. Maybe it comes...

The Truth About Unemployment -- And Why It May Get Worse

Martin Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Ford

Job automation technology, together with globalization, has been the primary force behind the stagnant wages and diminished opportunities for less educated workers we've seen in recent years.

Housing Industry Lobbying Pays Off With Aid Extension

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Associated Press reports that government aid for the unemployed will be a boon for the real estate, construction and mortgage industries. It's...

Republicans Must Stop Playing Politics With Unemployment Benefits

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Rather than do what is right, Republicans did what was politically convenient, twice blocking the unemployment extension last week in an effort to derail other economic recovery programs.

Half Of Unemployed Suffer From Depression: NYT Poll

The New York Times | MICHAEL LUO and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than half of the nation's unemployed workers have borrowed money from friends or relatives since losing their jobs. An equal number have cut back...

One Month Away From Homelessness: L.A. Mom Keeps Hope Alive

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This story is part of HuffPost Impact's 12 Days, 12 Cities, 12 Families series, highlighting Americans who have persevered to overcome incredible chal...

Showdown in Chicago

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Trumka

We're gathering outside the American Bankers Association meeting to demand reform that will allow us to rebuild our communities, our lives and the real economy. We've got a lot to rebuild.

Unemployed In Las Vegas: Struggling Nevadans Speak

The Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Writer Becky Bosshart was laid off from her Las Vegas newspaper job while writing a series on the recession and unemployed Nevadans. Nevada is one of ...

Poll Describes Traumas Of Joblessness In U.S.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A poll of unemployed adults released Tuesday by New York Times/CBS News reveals the vast impact joblessness has on Americans. The poll surveyed 708 un...

Making Job Creation a Priority

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If you commissioned an ad firm to come up with a two word description of the economy that would provoke great feelings of anger and resentment, they'd have a tough time coming up with something better than "jobless recovery."

Building the New Economy

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Paul

Some of us warned this day would come. We knew an economic strategy predicated on replacing wage growth with debt and credit to maintain a certain standard of living was doomed to fail.

The Young And The Jobless: Unemployment's Lasting Effects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The future doesn't look so shiny and bright, especially for young people, who are finding the job market tougher going than the older generation. The ...

It's All About The Jobs, Smartie!

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Choate

President Obama does not seem to understand seems that the single most important concern for most Americans is the vast and growing national joblessness.

Youth Vote 2010: Millennials Demand Clean Energy Economy

Jessy Tolkan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessy Tolkan

Will our representatives lead by example in the fight against harmful pollution or cover their tracks with vague promises on the campaign trail next year?

8 Faces Of Long-Term Joblessness

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Most of us know someone who has had a hard time finding employment recently, but did you know that a record 5.6 million people have been unemployed fo...

A Jobs Crisis Quickly Turning Into a Political Crisis

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Even as economists are reaching a consensus that the recession is ending, there seems to almost universal agreement that high rates of unemployment will persist through 2014.

Why the Silence on Extending Jobless Health Care Benefits?

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Miller

What's more important: a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits for retired people, or health insurance subsidies for the unemployed? The answer depends on your clout in Washington.

Middle-Class Family Forced Into Homeless Shelter

The Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It's estimated that 7 million more homes are going into foreclosure, which is dramatically changing the the face of those who are without a place to l...

With A Third of Workers at Risk of Job Losses, Progressives Launch New Drive For More Aid (VIDEO)

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

It doesn't seem that many members of Congress fully understand yet the havoc that's been let loose in the land because of widespread unemployment. Meanwhile, posturing over ideology continues.

Poll Shows Mounting Toll Of Joblessness On Nation

nytimes.com | MICHAEL LUO and MEGAN THEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than half of the nation's unemployed workers have borrowed money from friends or relatives. An equal number have cut back on doctor's visits or m...

Will Low-Skilled Workers Benefit from Economic Recovery?

Brandon Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brandon Roberts

For millions of Americans at the margins of the labor market, a return to aggregate economic growth is unlikely to improve their personal circumstances.

NY Unemployment Rates Show Wide Racial Gap

New York Times | PATRICK McGEEHAN and MATHEW R. WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Unemployment among blacks in New York City has increased much faster than for whites, and the gap appears to be widening at an accelerating pace, new ...

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...

Unemployment Benefit Increase Campaign Sidetracked By Senate Chaos

New York Times | PATRICK McGEEHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A campaign to increase New York's unemployment benefits for the first time in a decade has been sidetracked by the political stalemate in Albany. Des...

A Mindless Meld of "Star Trek" and the New Unemployment Rate

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

The U.S. Labor Department announced Friday that 539,000 people lost their jobs last month -- a dreadful total, but not as high as the 600,000-plus axed in March. Here are three reasons why the unemployment increase got slightly less awful...