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Arthur Delaney

The White House Had A Plan To Help The Long-Term Jobless. How's It Going? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the beginning of the year, the White House trumpeted its effort to get business leaders to hire the long-term unemployed. "I've b...

Sam Stein

Losing Their Unemployment Benefits Didn't Help These People Find Work | Sam Stein | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Do unemployment benefits make people lazy? Since long-term federal benefits expired in December, some congressional Republicans have...

Sam Stein

Democrats Basically Out Of Options For Passing Unemployment Insurance | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the number of conference calls held on a bill reflected its chances of passage, an extension of unemployment benefits would have beco...

Sam Stein

Not Just Poor People Get Hosed When Congress Lets Unemployment Insurance Expire | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- David Torian is an Ivy League-educated lawyer and a onetime chief of staff to then-Rep. Michael McNulty (D-N.Y.). He has 23 years of exper...

Unemployment Insurance Expires for 1.3 Million: Will Congress Act to Undo the Damage?

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Mary Lowe of was laid off in February 2013 -- the first time in 31 years she hadn't been working. She described her unemployment insurance benefits as a lifeline for her family. But she is losing them after Dec. 28 because Congress failed to renew the unemployment insurance program before the holiday recess.

Sam Stein

Who Killed Unemployment Insurance In 2013? | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The looming expiration of federal unemployment benefits raises the question of whether Democratic lawmakers bungled the debate. Thou...

Sam Stein

Obama Pushes To Save The Holiday Season For A Million Unemployed People | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday came out strongly in support of extending long-term unemployment insurance past its current expiratio...

Jason Linkins

White House Brags About Accomplishment That Hurts The Economy | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

The White House has been full-court pressing on the fifth anniversary of the financial crisis, making the case for all it's done to ameliorate the af...

White House: It's Getting Better

AP | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says the falling unemployment rate is evidence that the economic recovery is "gaining traction." The jobless rate dropp...

Peter S. Goodman

White House Economist Dismisses Talk of Crisis | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON – Austan Goolsbee, still at this moment chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is clearly tired of hearing talk ab...

Laura Bassett

Outsourcing And Age Discrimination Are Biggest Concerns Among Jobless, Says Rep | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, November 8, and the White House collaborated on a Facebook project that allowed unemployed people to communicate ...

Why Is Washington Dithering With Unemployment High?

Yves Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yves Smith

Today, the unemployment rate is kissing 10 percent. Yet, unlike 1983, there is no sense of urgency in Washington.