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Democrats (and Voters) Keep Overlooking Jobless Households

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

So while the Republicans clearly had an advantage in the 2014 midterm elections Democrats might still have won a few more sets, or actual seats, if only the current batch of Unreliable Voters hadn't in fact been so darn "unreliable" and instead had come out and voted their self-interests all the way through the ballot.

Glum and Glummer: Democrats (and Voters) Keep Overlooking Jobless Households

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

How can we look into the eyes of these unemployed workers -- or ourselves in the mirror -- without acknowledging our failure to address this crisis? Don't we have a moral obligation to our fellow Americans who had nothing to with creating this ongoing jobs crisis?

Here Are 5 Million People That The U.S. Economy Has Abandoned

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business

The Labor Department announced Tuesday that the unemployment rate took a dip last month, falling slightly to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent in August. ...

About That Lower Unemployment Rate and Public Sector Jobs

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

It's now pretty well understood that of the two ways you can reduce unemployment, we got the bad one today. That is, the jobless rate can fall because more jobseekers land jobs -- good; or because they give up looking -- bad.

Real Unemployment Shows US Economy Short 20 Million Jobs

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Every month, media business executive and former Obama for President finance committee member Leo Hindery puts out a very detailed memo breaking done the national unemployment data to find it's true meaning.

April Unemployment: What You Need To Know About The Latest Jobs Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In April, the U.S. economy showed the biggest monthly jobs gain in four years, but the unemployment rate actually rose to 9.9 percent. Confused yet? ...

The 'Real Unemployment' Needs Real Solutions

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

"Everyone agrees that the recession is over," said Larry Summers. Yet December's unemployment numbers announced last Friday suggest otherwise -- especially the 'real unemployment' figure.

Detroit's Unemployment Rate Is Nearly 50%, According to the Detroit News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Officially, Detroit's unemployment rate is just under 30 percent. But the city's mayor and local leaders are suggesting a far more disturbing figure -...