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Jobs Crisis

Paul Needham

On The Road: Solyndra's Workers Join Scramble For Jobs | Paul Needham | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

NEWARK, Calif. -- While 51-year-old Mohammad Sharifi, a married father of two, was getting ready for work on Aug. 31, his son came into the bedroom to...

Arthur Delaney

A 99er Overcomes The Crushing Anxiety of Long-Term Joblessness | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

After more than two years of unemployment, Francis Timothy Coleman of Bethlehem, Pa., landed a job as a forklift operator this summer. "We all know...

As Economy Struggles, Debt Collectors Get Desperate

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- These are the best of times, and the worst of times, for America's debt collectors. The prolonged economic turmoil has created...

The Best Jobs Idea I've Heard From a Candidate So Far

Conor White-Sullivan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Conor White-Sullivan

Alan Khazei's proposal on jobs is remarkable for its simplicity. We give out 99 weeks of unemployment insurance now. What if we turned that into a voucher that employers could redeem for 99 weeks of wages?

What the Lost Decade of Wages Means for Colleges and Their Graduates

Jeff Selingo | Posted 11.19.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

The long-term changes we're witnessing to the U.S. economy should be yet another sign to college leaders that something has to be done about rising prices, and fast.

How Fairer Trade Can Help Solve The Jobs Crisis

Bloomberg | Alan Tonelson | Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama’s new jobs plan, if passed by Congress, might spark some activity and even some employment in the moribund U.S. economy. But ...

Lynne Peeples

EPA Delays Greenhouse Gas Regulations, Raising Concerns Over Climate Change And Public Health | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement yesterday that it will miss a Sept. 30 deadline for issuing new rules on greenhouse gas emissi...

On Lehman Day, Elizabeth Warren Runs Against "Wall Street's Favorite"

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

Elizabeth Warren announced that she was running against Scott Brown for a U.S. Senate seat on the eve of the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse. For many, Lehman's bankruptcy marks the day the wheels came off the bus and the U.S. economy went over a cliff.

Give 'Em Hell, Barry!': Political Rebirth and the Obama White House

Peniel E. Joseph | Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices
Peniel E. Joseph

A president elected on the combined strength of dazzling oratory and improbable personal biography has proved more deft at saving his political career in times of great crisis, than crafting a bold vision of American democracy in the 21st century.

Fewer American Jobs Today Than During Obama's Inauguration

Real Clear Markets | Jim Powell | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are fewer people employed now than back in January 2009 when Barack Obama was sworn in as Pres...

Janell Ross

Economists Looking For Bold Ideas On Black Unemployment | Janell Ross | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama will address a joint session of Congress tonight because of what many economists, pundits and politicians have called a jobs cr...

What the President Should Say on Jobs and the Economy

Bill George | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Bill George

Tonight, President Obama addresses the nation at a joint session of Congress about his plans to expand job growth. Here's what he should say.

Taxes May Rise As States Start To Pay Unemployment Bills

Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Lisa Lambert and Karen Pierog) - U.S. states will start sending more than $1 billion to the federal government in coming weeks...

Joseph Stiglitz: How To Put America Back To Work

Politico | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

The country is — or should be — focused on jobs. Some 25 million Americans who want a full-time job can’t get one. The youth unemployment rate i...

U.S. Economy Slips In Worldwide Rankings

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

GENEVA — The U.S. has tumbled further down a global ranking of the world's most competitive economies, landing at fifth place because of its hug...

11 Areas Of Dissatisfaction In The U.S. Workplace

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

Of all the aspects of the workplace, it's with health insurance benefits that satisfaction is most quickly dropping, according to a recent survey from...

Wanted: Americans to Rebuild the Dream

Pam Spritzer | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Pam Spritzer

Another Labor Day has passed, but the jobs crisis is far from over. What can we do to salvage the American Dream for the millions of hardworking people for whom life has become a nightmare of struggle and insecurity?

'I Lost My Job! As Hard As I Try, Why Can't I Find a Job?'

Lydia Fisher | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

We're familiar with buzzwords like "interconnected financial system" and "systemic risk." What of societal systemic risk from sustained unemployment? Unemployment feels like a waiting room, forestalling human and economic progress.

How Congress Let China Take US Jobs

Joe_Green | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

Congress sat idle in Washington as China lured U.S. manufacturers to their mainland, stole our discoveries and inventions, and trained their students in America's elite universities.

America Must Create The Right Kind Of Jobs

New York Times | Paul Osterman | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

ON Thursday, President Obama will deliver a major speech on America’s employment crisis. But too often, what is lost in the call for job creation is...

Arthur Delaney

What Else Can We Do For The Long-Term Unemployed? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Steve Clark of St. Louis, Mo., lost his IT job in 2009, he intuitively knew that as someone older than 60, he'd have a tough time g...

Whatever Happened to 'the Vision Thing', Revisited

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

I no longer harbor any quixotic notions, as I did two-and-a-half years ago, about the president stepping forward to articulate a bold vision for America's future: But somebody sure needs to... and soon.

Unemployed Face Tough Competition

AP | By PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 11.04.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The job market is even worse than the 9.1 percent unemployment rate suggests. America's 14 million unemployed aren't competing just wit...

How The Economy Is Affecting Labor Day Weekend Travel [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.03.2011 | Business

This year, Labor Day arrives on the heels of news that the economy added no jobs during the month of August, just the latest sign of an economic recov...

10 States With The Largest Job Gaps

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

With the American economy years away from returning to pre-recession employment levels, Friday's news that the country failed to add any jobs at all i...