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More Evidence U.S. Economic Recovery Is Stalling

LA Times | Walter Hamilton and P.J. Huffstutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy and stock market ended one of the grimmer weeks of the year, as disappointing retail sales figures released Friday combined with othe...

'Unemployed JD' Goes On Hunger Strike To Protest Law Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Ethan Haines is angry that law schools aren't clear about employment numbers for graduates -- and he's been on a hunger strike for more than 32 hours ...

Arthur Delaney

Tier 5: How Far Can The Lobbying Power Of The Unemployed Go? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The pleas of hundreds of thousands of the long-term jobless were answered this week when a dozen Senate Democrats cosponsored a bill to provide additi...

Jobless Benefits For '99ers' Run Out | Michael Luo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ms. Jarrin is part of a hard-luck group of jobless Americans whose members have taken to calling themselves "99ers," because they have exhausted the m...

Robert Reich: Are Today's 'Entrepreneurs' Actually The Unemployed? | ROBERT B. REICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Booted off company payrolls, millions of Americans had no choice but to try selling themselves. Another term for "entrepreneur" is "self-employed." ...

The Appeal of Austerity Is Fading -- Where Is Obama?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Where is the high-profile Obama speech making clear that the top priority for now is putting America back to work, and that deficit reduction will come when the economy is back on track?

The 'Good Old Days' on Unemployment

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

Next time you're in the Piggly Wiggly or Stop & Shop, take a moment to really look at the faces of the shoppers around you. I'll bet they look a lot like you.

Depression and the New Math

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

We are framing the national debate in ways that can only make things worse. We are on the verge of turning our euphemistically named "Great Recession" into a depression.

GOP Leader Cites Not Knowing Whether Three Of His Brothers Have Found Jobs As Evidence Of 'Empathy'

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) revealed on Wednesday that three of his brothers lost their jobs during the recession. Boehner, who has ...

Laid Off? Boost Your Network and Increase Your Human Capital

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Robert Pagliarini

Here's what you can do to boost your human capital, increase your network, improve your outlook, and do some good should you become unemployed.

More Biden, Please

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Biden's not president himself, he is much more free to put things in explicitly partisan terms than his boss. And he seems to be doing a rip-snorting good job of doing so.

Laura Bassett

Desperate Jobseeker On Congress: 'These Old Coots Have No Idea What We're Going Through' | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One morning in May of 2009, Marguerite DiGaetano put on her best suit, stuffed her briefcase with chocolate roses, marched into a Miami office buildin...

Republicans Like High Unemployment and Short Unemployment Benefits

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Unemployment benefits are one of the most effective ways of stimulating the economy. Someone getting unemployment spends it on gas and other necessities, which leads to job growth in sectors that sell necessities.

Stay-At-Home Dad Never Fails To Offend Everyone (WATCH)

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andrew Shapter

Stay-at-home dads are becoming more and more common in the Great Recession and this guy gives them a bad name.

The Economic Case for Extending Unemployment Insurance

Lawrence H. Summers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence H. Summers

Opposing extending unemployment benefits will do nothing to put people back to work. What it will do is create a more difficult situation for thousands of families hit hardest by the economic crisis and cut off a powerful channel for spurring economic growth.

Weekly Audit: The Hidden Casualties of the Great Recession

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Annie Shields, Media Consortium blogger The June labor market report announced that the unemployment rate is down from 9.7 to 9.5 percent and 83,00...

American Dream Interrupted: A Family's Journey

Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Helen K. Meshin, who emigrated from Russia to New York in the mid-1990s, never envisioned being a stay-at-home mother, taking care of three children. ...

These Three Words Could Save Your Life

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

The cry of an unemployed woman at the end of her financial rope struck a national nerve. "I feel like I'm drowning," she told a reporter who was writi...

The GOP's Vendetta Against the Jobless

Rick Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Sloan

By attacking the powerless, Republican lawmakers hope to align their party with the powerful, capture control of the next Congress, and, ultimately, win back the White House.

How Americans Spend Their Free Time During The Downturn

Huffington Post | Sherry Shen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Stubbornly persistent unemployment has certainly inflicted more than a little economic stress, but that's not stopping Americans from enjoying their l...

Al Qaeda Recruiters Target Algeria's Young Jobless

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Local officials say that Islamist insurgents, fighting a lingering conflict with Algeria's security forces, are targeting the town's small army of une...

Laura Bassett

'A Rifle For A Crib?': Unemployed Turn To Craigslist For Help | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Ten years ago, a teenager looking for work to help his parents pay the bills might post signs around the neighborhood or ask his parents' friends if t...

Ryan Grim Discusses Orrin Hatch's Plan To Drug Test The Unemployed: 'Seems Punitive And Petty' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim appeared on MSNBC this afternoon to discuss GOP Senator Orrin Hatch's (Utah) plan to drug test people receiving une...

Five Habits of Highly Effective Unemployed People

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Shore

Do not fail to take advantage of the down time afforded by unemployment to spend as much time as possible actually lying down.

Chronic Unemployment: Crisis or 'Correction'

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terrance Heath

The current rate of joblessness, and Washington's lack of political will to remedy it, make me wonder if our officials see long-term unemployment as "the new normal" that must simply be accepted.