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GRAPHIC: Putting The Unemployment Crisis Into Perspective

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

In the month of July, the U.S. economy added 117,000 jobs, a small relief after the previous month's announcement that the economy had added only 18,0...

Reality is Calling... The Problem Isn't Deficits It's Jobs!

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As markets tumble and job reports show no growth, it is crystal clear to anyone with even a passing acquaintance with economics that Republican budget cutters are completely, utterly wrong.

A Better-Than-Expected-Though-Still-Pretty-Weak Jobs Report

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The unemployment rate ticked down slightly, from 9.2% to 9.1% but that decline was due to fewer people looking for work, not more people finding jobs.

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Adds 117,000 Jobs In July As Jobless Rate Falls, Beating Expectations | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- A day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its worst drop since the financial crisis, fresh data showed a slightly less pessimistic ...

Obama Pushing Jobs For Unemployed Military Veterans

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday proposed tax credits and training programs to help thousands of U.S. service members returning fro...

America's Agenda Is Jobs

Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay

In everything that we do, we need to remember the dignity of work. Nothing is more important than being able to look in the mirror and know that you can take care of your family. That's what we all should be fighting for.

The Gleeks Are Graduating, But Is It Really 'True To Life?'

Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

Glee stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer are on track to graduating McKinley High after this season, but their characters -- Rachel Berr...

Startups Are Starting Smaller, Adding Fewer Jobs To The Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

The American economy is in a sorry state, if last week's grim jobs report is anything to go by. But startups are unlikely to provide the key to any br...

Address the Jobs Crisis First

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Does anyone care about the American middle class? The working middle class -- especially its younger members -- now faces a prolonged period of high unemployment, declining wages, and diminished public services.

Economists Expect Jobless Rate To Fall Despite Weak Jobs Report: Poll

Posted 09.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Chris Reese) - Economists at top financial institutions expect the U.S. unemployment rate to fall in 2011 and 2012 despite a surprisingl...

The Holiest Bovine

Shan Wells | Posted 09.07.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells


Obama Talks Grim Jobs Report And Bachmann Responds To 'Sex Appeal' Remark

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed a grim report on the state of unemployment in America, saying that the numbers confirm what most already know -- that...

Obama On Jobs Report: 'We Still Have A Long Way To Go'

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- President Barack Obama says the uncertainty over whether lawmakers will raise the nation's debt limit is keepin...

Republicans: Jobs Report Means No New Taxes

AP | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top congressional Republicans said Friday that a report that few new jobs were created last month shows this is not the time for the gov...

Top White House Adviser: 'This Is Not A Double Dip'

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy is not facing a double-dip recession, but weak job growth is "a call to arms" for policymakers to take steps to reinvigorate the ...

June Jobs Report -- Far Worse Than Expected (Update)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The June jobs report reveals a much more serious job creation problem in this country than most policy makers realized. Over the past two months, job creation has essentially ground to a halt, with 25,000 jobs added in May and 18,000 in June.

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Adds 18,000 Jobs In June As Jobless Rate Climbs To 9.2 Percent | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

The unemployment rate rose and the economy added far fewer jobs than anticipated in June, confirming fears that an economic slump has taken hold and f...

New Low-Paying Jobs Will Lead to High Debt

Bryce Covert | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Bryce Covert

Job loss is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy. But the story won't be much better if people re-entering the labor force take pay that's too low to cover the bills, forcing them to turn to debt.

No Macro Spring

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

May was a very weak month for jobs. Nonfarm payrolls increased by less than 25 percent of the recent rate with 54,000 net new jobs created and an unem...

Obama Adviser: Don't Worry About Recent Lack Of Job Creation

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

Although the U.S. private sector added only around 54,000 jobs in May, Austan Goolsbee, chairman of Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, still says t...

A Job for Everyone: Democracy in America

Pam Spritzer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Pam Spritzer

Fourteen million Americans were unemployed in May. All the while, corporations rake in record profits. This disconnect between public need and public policy is causing widespread suffering. Why isn't our government serving us, and what can we do?

White House Economic Adviser: Don't Call It A Jobless Recovery

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- A top White House economic adviser says the upward tilt over the past six months in new jobs is a better indica...

Watch: U.S. Job Growth Hits The Brakes

Posted 08.03.2011 | Business


Peter S. Goodman

No Jobs, No Leadership: Obama's Big Fail | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

You can parse the numbers however you like, but the latest snapshot of the labor market released by the government on Friday tells a dismal story that...

Lila Shapiro

Economy Adds 54,000 Jobs In May, Unemployment Rate Rises | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

For months, economists, government officials and headlines proclaimed that the labor market recovery was "gaining traction." Today's monthly unemploym...