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$3.1B Set Aside For Unemployed Is Unclaimed Because States Haven't Expanded Jobless Benefits

USA Today | Matt Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than $3.1 billion in stimulus money for state unemployment insurance programs is sitting in a federal trust fund because 23 states haven't expand...

10 "Bulletproof Your Relationship Tips" for the Unemployed

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Viscusi

Are these questions familiar? How many resumes did you send out today? Did you call so and so? How about going back on the search engines? Why is the house such a mess if you are home all day?

Jobless Turn To Prospecting For Gold

washingtonpost.com | Karl Vick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

COLUMBIA, Calif. -- Maybe it was the nail in Ray's head. Maybe it was the economy. His wife said one as much as the other drove the decision to auctio...

Arthur Delaney

Plugging Along At 62 With Lots Of Debt, No Job And No Credit

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

James O'Connell of California wrote the Huffington Post in response to an item about credit card companies tightening payment requirements for cardhol...

New Jobless Claims Rise Unexpectedly To 576K

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly for the second straight week, a sign that jobs remain scarce...

St. Louis Teabag Protester Lies about Medical Coverage to Solicit "Donations"

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Savage

Mr. Gladney was neither "laid off" nor without health insurance coverage. He lied in public about needing money for his bills and is now profiting off his lie.

Job Hunting at Midlife: Past My Prime?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Here I am, for the first time in recent memory, having to craft a compelling resume. Am I going to regret scoffing at the idea of Botox and lip injections?

Unemployed Struggle With Credit Checks In Job Search

nytimes.com | JONATHAN D. GLATER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Digging out of debt keeps getting harder for the unemployed as more companies use detailed credit checks to screen job prospects....

How To Keep Your Job Without Resorting To Blackmail

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

Ninety percent of our eligible workforce remains employed even though we are currently experiencing the worst unemployment rate in 26 years. Stress le...

States Where The Unemployed Have Stopped Looking For Jobs

US News and World Report | Liz Wolgemuth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In some U.S. states, nearly half of the job seekers who have stopped looking for work have done so because they simply don't believe they'll find anyt...

U.S. Considering Mortgage Help for Unemployed

Reuters | Patrick Rucker and David Lawder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is mulling new ways to delay foreclosure for jobless homeowners who are unable to keep up with ...

Arthur Delaney

Down, Not Out: Unemployed And Happier Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dixie Redfearn of Nevada City, Calif. wrote the Huffington Post to say her 30-year journalism career ended when she lost her job more than four months...

Mancession: Recession Hits Men Particularly Hard

The Atlantic Business Channel | By Derek Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What is a mancession, you ask? It's not this. It's a recession that hurts men much more than women, and we are allegedly in the worst mancession in re...

Mancession: Economy Takes Its Toll On Men

The Atlantic Business Channel | By Derek Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What is a mancession, you ask? It's not this. It's a recession that hurts men much more than women, and we are allegedly in the worst mancession in re...

Mark Sanford is the Luckiest Politician on the Planet

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elizabeth Rigby

It has been merely twelve days since Mark Sanford's disastrously-rambling press conference in which he admits to an on-going affair, not to mention le...

Recovery? Try End of 2011

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The bottom line is we're at the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end.

Unemployed Hit The Road To Find Jobs

Wall Street Journal | JENNIFER LEVITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LINCOLN, N.H. -- After seven months without a paycheck, Tim Ryan turned into a werewolf. Laid off from a construction job, Mr. Ryan finally found w...

Why Get Paid For A Job When You Can Work For Free?

Emily Bracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

There are jobs to be had, just maybe not where you were looking. Just add "intern" or "free" to any search and you'll come upon hundreds of hits.

I Won't Chat! Don't Ask Me!

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lita Smith-Mines

Here's my appeal to certain unemployed friends: step away from your cell phones and computers!

It Will Be Years Before Jobs Return To Much Of US: McClatchy

McClatchy | Tony Pugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Unlike the labor market collapse that killed millions of U.S. jobs in a matter of months, the nation's return to peak employment will not be nearly as...

Unemployed Men Struggle In Dating Game

AP | MEGAN K. SCOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Sean Hamilton considered stopping his search for that special someone when he lost his job in January. With 90 percent less income and...

Jobless Claims Fall, First Decline In 20 Weeks

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of people on the jobless rolls is down by a fraction, but those figures could be deceiving: Economists expect the unempl...

Are You Advertising Your Job Search?

Jason Mannino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Mannino

Eric's employment ad on Facebook positioned him as a positive candidate while simultaneously targeting the employers he was most interested in.

Unemployment Claims Hit Record At 6.78 Million

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The economy is sending a message of hope laced with caution: That the recession is steadily easing, but new threats could delay any...

Get on the Breadline!

Lawrence Levi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Levi

The Breadline is a website devoted to telling the tales of the unemployed -- in their own words. It's a place for fun commiseration, or, as we like to call it, "A blog of reduced circumstances and gallows humor.