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Will.i.am Pays Off Mortgages For Two Families Facing Foreclosure On The Oprah Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When two struggling families appeared as guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about the home foreclosures they were facing, they had no idea a sur...

Unemployment Rises In 30 States In January

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rose in 30 states in January, the Labor Department said Wednesday, evidence that jobs remain scarce in most regions of...

This Recession Is Depressing

Jim Moret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Moret

Economists tell us that we are in the throes of a "recession." Tell that to the millions of people who are out of work. They would surely call it a depression.

Long-Term Joblessness 'Off the Charts,'

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even though many economists say the Great Recession ended over the summer, you'd never know it by the millions of Americans still struggling to find w...

Guest Blog: The American Dream -- Get Over It!

Giles Slade | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Giles Slade

If you haven't noticed, the job market has changed. So why haven't you?

Both Sides Agree: Address Jobs Now and Deficits Later

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Mishel

Spending on job creation is not inconsistent with deficit reduction -- in fact, high deficits will be with us as long as high unemployment is. Many of our leaders still do not understand this.

Jobless Forced to Sell Food Stamps on the Black Market to Survive

Seth Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Wessler

Welcome to the post-welfare world, where Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich's 1996 welfare reform meets the great recession and double-digit unemployment.

Best Careers Today: Arsonist, Hunter/Gatherer

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

What career should one pursue in these troubled economic times? Traditional career paths offer little promise in this jobless recovery. Here are fou...

Private-Sector Sheds 22,000 Jobs In January, Smallest Drop In Two Years

wsj.com | KATHLEEN MADIGAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The labor market showed positive signs of recovering in January. Private-sector jobs in the U.S. fell by 22,000 in January, the smallest d...

A Jobless Recovery... And A Jobless Future?

Martin Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Ford

Jobs are disappearing, and we'll have to somehow adapt to that. In the long run, this means embracing a solution that likely involves some form of job sharing and income supplementation for most.

Rebooting Households: The View From Davos

Nancy F. Koehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nancy F. Koehn

In all the bustle of power and celebrity amassed in Davos at 5,118 feet of elevation, there is not enough attention being paid to how individual households are rethinking and rebuilding.

Joblessness and the Skills Gap

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

This recession hasn't been borne equally along class lines in New York City. It hasn't created the sense of urgency that propelled the New Deal, the WPA, and LaGuardia's Health and Hospital Corporation.

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...

Unemployment Rate In NJ Hits 33-Year High Of 10.1 Percent In December

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — Unemployment in New Jersey climbed to a 33-year high of 10.1 percent in December. That's the first time since October 2006 that...

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.

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...

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.

New Jobs Come With A Price: Lower Salaries, Economic 'Scarring' Of Labor Force

AP | CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Unemployed for nearly a year, David Becker was relieved to land a new job in information technology last summer. The offer carried a price, though: I...

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...