Today's solid jobs report shows a labor market that continues to improve gradually, but that remains far from healed.
Connect the dots and you see how the big-money takeover of our democracy has led to an economy that's barely functioning for most Americans.
Pat Craddick founded ParentJobNet "PJN" 9 years ago after leaving a career in finance to raise her daughter, Christina. While volunteering at P.S. 87 Elementary School on the Upper West Side, she found frustrated, under- or unemployed parents, disconnected from the workforce.
Illinois' unemployment rate is at 8.7 percent, higher than every state in the nation except for Rhode Island. That's not good. At all.
When people say hang in there, it will get better, even they don't believe it. I am a grim reminder of what might happen to them and they don't want to catch what I have.
Restoring the minimum wage, and indexing it to inflation, would improve Social Security's finances by increasing the wages of the 28 million workers directly affected, who would pay payroll taxes on an estimated $35 billion in additional earnings by 2016.
Caught between a life they no longer have and a government support system that's constantly under rabid attack, the result the unemployed are facing is anger, and personal and professional inertia.
With the increase in organizational capacities utilizing social media, and the lessons learnt from the recent occupy movements, adolescents of today are in an excellent position to spur youth-led activism.
This week the United Nations Development Programme is convening a forum in Tunis to launch a new global strategy that puts youth at the center of all ...
If we are going to talk solutions, we need to clearly understand the problems; and when people talk about society, progress and injustice, the numbers don't lie.
I admit it. It's true. I lie to the people running the food pantry. But before you get out your pitchforks and righteous indignation, before you diatribe about me "abusing the system" or taking advantage, please let me explain.
Increased STEM education for girls will help produce the capable, flexible workforce needed to compete in today's marketplace. It will strengthen democracy by preparing all citizens to make informed choices in an increasingly technological world.
Five years later I still cry. I cry for our hard work which benefits only the banking industry and the super-rich. I cry because the government bailed out the banks who call us irresponsible. I cry because we work four times harder for half the income and will never catch up again.
Trulia's Housing Barometer shows that 4 of the 5 key housing indicators improved over the past year: prices, the delinquency+foreclosure rate, non-dis...
Economic policies often rest on assumptions about human motivation. What conservatives are saying to you is this: working for your money is not as good as instead of inheriting it.
There's a simple reason why the Democratic agenda has powerful momentum this year.