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Arthur Delaney

WE HEAR YOU: Online Community Responds To 99er's Desperate Note | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Las Vegas man who's been out of work nearly two years wrote online Thursday that he's tired of being tired. "As I see my life winding down in abou...

Laura Bassett

High Unemployment Helps Make 2010 Record For Workplace Discrimination Complaints, Resolutions | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Persistently high unemployment levels and a brutal job market contributed to a record number of workplace discrimination complaints in 2010, the Equal...

Arthur Delaney

The Most Persistent Myth About The Unemployment Rate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Every time the government reports that the unemployment rate declined during the previous month, swarms of Internet users say in forums, comment secti...

Peter S. Goodman

Divided States of America: Black America Suffers Depression-Like Joblessness | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The latest snapshot of the American job market, released by the Labor Department on Friday, confirms what most ordinary people already knew without ne...

5 Ways To Cope With Being Unemployed During The Holidays

Wallet Pop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are an estimated 15.1 million people unemployed at the moment. So no, it doesn't exactly make us want to burst out singing "The Star Spangled Ba...

Arthur Delaney

Senate Dems Push For Another Year Of Extended Unemployment Aid | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats introduced a bill Monday evening that would reauthorize extended unemployment aid for a full year, setting up a symbolic showdown on ...

Laura Bassett

Unemployed Man Offers $25,000 Reward For A Job Lead | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After months of fruitless networking and failed job applications, Scott Avidon has decided to up the stakes in his job search: He is offering a reward...

Arianna: Debt Commission Won't Help Obama Without Jobs Commission

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on CNN's "Parker Spitzer" Thursday night to discuss the leaked draft proposal authored by the Obama deficit commission's co-chairs an...


Ross Eisenbrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ross Eisenbrey

I work for a progressive think tank, so I'm no anti-intellectual. And despite spending my first 26 years in Iowa, Ohio, and Michigan, my last 30 have...

Arthur Delaney

99ers: How Many People Have Run Out Of Unemployment Benefits? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Audrey Porreca said she began drawing unemployment insurance after losing her job at an architecture firm in June of 2008. After 99 week...

Leonhardt: Obama Successes Outweighed by Job Losses

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the evening of Dec. 3 last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics sent an advance copy of the next morning's jobs report to the White House. It's sta...

Arthur Delaney

RUINING CHRISTMAS: 1.2 Million Will Lose Benefits By Year's End Unless Congress Acts | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Congress fails to reauthorize extended unemployment benefits by the end of November, it will spoil the holidays for 1.2 million people, according t...

Unfilled Openings Frustrate The Jobless

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Job openings aren't what they used to be. Among the explanations for the stubbornly high U.S. unemployment rate, factors such as housing troubles and...

Fed's $2 Trillion May Buy Few Jobs

Bloomberg | Craig Torres and Scott Lanman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For $2 trillion, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke may buy little improvement in growth, employment or inflation over the next two years. Firm...

WHAT A WASTE: Companies Using Mounds Of Cash To Buy Back Stock Rather Than Generate Jobs

Washington Post | Jia Lynn Yang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For months, companies have been sitting on the sidelines with record piles of cash, too nervous to spend. Now they're starting to deploy some of that ...

White House Plans Job Training Partnership

New York Times | CATHERINE RAMPELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of efforts to address record-high levels of long-term unemployment, President Obama plans to announce a new national public-private partnershi...

Arthur Delaney

Philanthropist To Donate $1,000 Every Time Businesses Hire An Unemployed Person | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Philanthropist Gene Epstein says he will donate $1,000 to charity for every time a small business in the Philadelphia area hires an unemployed person....

Declare a Jobs Emergency on September 15!

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

Job cuts sometimes have a way of sneaking up on you -- a few teachers here, a police officer there and a fire department that may not be open when you...

Top Dems Throw Cold Water On Obama Jobs Plan

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democratic leaders are already writing off President Barack Obama's $50 billion infrastructure proposal, saying that GOP opposition will likely ...

Arthur Delaney

Aswad, Unemployed Man, Gives Up Scheme To Dance For His Rent | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A jobless Portland man who put a whimsical spin on his employment predicament now says he's giving up his scheme to make rent by dancing in a skirt on...

Manufacturing a Phony Job Crisis

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

After the narrow loss on health care, corporate America and the GOP are setting the stage for a November showdown with President Obama and Democrats by manufacturing a crisis they can "solve."

Robert Shiller: To Add Jobs, Bring Back Revenue Sharing

New York Times | ROBERT J. SHILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Protracted unemployment is eating away at millions of people. And the economy's failure to create enough jobs for them is part of a vicious circle tha...

CEOs Explain Why They're Not Hiring Despite Cash, Rising Profit

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Corporate profits are soaring. Companies are sitting on billions of dollars of cash. And still, they've yet to amp up hiring or make major investments...

6 Charts That Suggest The Unemployment Crisis Is WORSE Than It Looks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If today's uninspiring data on the mounting jobs crisis isn't enough to convince you of how difficult it will be to turn employment situation around, ...

Conservatives Are Clueless on Jobs

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Paul Ryan's quest to slash government spending is a job-killing agenda. He has to resort to crazy incoherent arguments about interest rates because everybody can see that spending money to create jobs will, you know, create jobs.