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State GOP Lawmaker: Unemployed Should 'Get Off Their Backsides'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Missouri state Senator Jim Lembke, a Republican who recently made headlines for taking issue with red light cameras, railed against unemployment benef...

Laura Bassett

EEOC Asks: Are Employers Discriminating Against The Jobless? | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Craigslist job ad posted Feb. 6 for a $25-per-hour customer relations position in San Francisco encourages men, women, and students to apply, "No Ex...

Alexandra Jarrin Organized Letter Writing Campaign For Unemployed, Now Nearly Homeless

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Thornton

During that December 2010 campaign, Ms. Jarrin's life was stressful, but she had a place to live and was hoping for better days ahead. Unfortunately, those better days have yet to materialize in 2011.

Democrats Must Not Cut Energy Assistance for the Poor

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

I never thought I would see a Democratic president fight to cut low income energy assistance for the poor. But I never thought I would see Democrats claim credit for extending all of the Bush tax cuts.

Unemployment 'Math': Statistical Lies

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Parents need to demand that their children learn math. Math literate citizens can will use analytical reasoning to see through the lies of government and the ridiculous insults from the mainstream media.

All the Single Mothers: Winning the Future With Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

If single mothers do not receive the tools that they need to provide financially for their families, we certainly cannot expect their children to grow up and meet the demands of a globalized economy.

The Jobs Report, and America's Two Economies

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

At a time when corporate profits are through the roof, the Dow is flirting with 12,000, Wall Street paychecks are fat again, and big corporations are sitting on more than $1 trillion in cash, you'd expect jobs be coming back. But you'd be wrong.

10 Reasons why Being Unemployed may Work for You

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

It's a new year with a new Congress and there are still a lot of people out there who have not landed a job. But unemployment doesn't have to be all bad!

Laura Bassett

Biden To Jobless: 'Hang In There' | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden has three words of advice for America's 14.5 million unemployed: "hang in there." Anna Robertson of Yahoo! New...

Letters from Victims of the Great Recession

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Thornton

Letters from those affected by a tragedy often have more impact than simply discussing the facts and data. That's the case with the tragic consequences of long-term unemployment.

Unemployment: Dispatch From Among the 9.4%

Deborah Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Levine

Since I was laid off 19 months ago, I've experienced many "firsts" -- first time filing for unemployment, first time going into debt and first time dipping into my rolled-over 401K. Still, I'm among the lucky ones.

Unemployed May Benefit From Declining Productivity This Year

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economic productivity is likely to slow down in the United States and Europe in 2011, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for the unemployed. The...

1.2 Million Unemployed Want A Job But Have Given Up Looking

USA Today | Paul Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A heartening jobs report last week masked an ominous statistic: Discouraged workers hit a record 1.2 million. Discouraged workers are those who wan...

The F Word: Leaving the People Out of the Debate

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's not just the unemployed we don't tend to see on U.S. TV. Take public workers. They're in the news every day, but it's not actually them. It's people talking about them.

A Top 10 'Real' Unemployment Report for 2010 and a Peek at 2011

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Thornton

a top 10 of 2010 "Good" Numbers v. "Real" Numbers comparison of employment.

Laura Bassett

Unemployed Father Takes In Homeless Family For Christmas | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Earlier this month, Gregory Schauer, 50, says he looked around his large, one-bedroom apartment in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and realized that he was barel...

Congress: Don't Wait to Extend HIRE Act Before it Expires

Brandon Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Edwards

Extend the HIRE Act and make sure that one of the better incentive programs continues to encourage employers to give jobs to those who need them the most.

Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich Blames Nation's Problems On Unemployed People | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich, who is currently mulling a presidential bid in 2012, said at a political event in South Carolina on Thursday that most of America's pro...

Are the Unemployed Lazy George Costanzas Looking For a Lifelong Summer of George?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

During the recent fight over extending unemployment benefits, conservatives trotted out the shibboleth that says the program fosters sloth. Sen. Ju...

Arthur Delaney

Are The Long-Term Unemployed Saved Or Screwed? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Advocates for the jobless are divided on whether a deal reauthorizing emergency benefits for a full year has saved or screwed the unemployed. Fans of...

This is a Job for a Superhero!

Erich Origen and Gan Golan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Erich Origen and Gan Golan

SimplyHired and the jobless crusader Unemployed Man have teamed-up to bring you...

The Unemployed and Congressional Pyromaniacs

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

This past week found politicians playing with matches. There is no other way to put it when the unemployment benefits of two million jobless American...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployed, Out Of Benefits: 'If Anything Happens, I'm Really Screwed' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Karen Good said she lost her job at a nonprofit in Florida almost exactly two years ago and just last month finished her 99th week of un...

The Tax Cut Deal: Beating the Republicans at Their Own Game

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

When this Obama victory becomes clear, it is likely that most Democrats in Congress and around the country will realize that Obama has regained his mojo and outfoxed the Republicans at their own game.

5 Ways To Cope With Being Unemployed During The Holidays

Wallet Pop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are an estimated 15.1 million people unemployed at the moment. So no, it doesn't exactly make us want to burst out singing "The Star Spangled Ba...