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Women Unemployment

Laura Bassett

Jobs Report Shows Progress For Women On Key Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.23.2013 | Business

While the September jobs report released Tuesday was largely disappointing, it contained some good news for women, who saw the largest gain in public ...

Laura Bassett

Despite Economic Recovery, Public Sector Job Cuts Leave Women Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

In response to the Obama campaign's aggressive focus on issues that affect women, such as health care, abortion, birth control and equal pay, Mitt Rom...

Matt Sledge

Women's Jobs Axed By State Austerity Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

One Sunday last May, Cherine Akbari moved into her new townhouse in sunny Oakland Park, Fla. The next day, the 27-year-old went to work doing what she...

Congressional Budget Cuts Could Slash Job Opportunities for Female Vets and Victims of Violence

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Ludy Green, Ph.D

The GOP's proposed budget cut will not only slash women veterans' and victims of violence chances of getting a job, but it will also put more pressure on nonprofits like mine.

Was Today's Jobs Report Good News for Women?

Emily Cohn | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

The economic recovery has been more favorable to men than it has been for women, and for the first time since the start of the recession, men and wome...

Record Poverty Numbers Send a Loud Wake-Up Call

Nancy Duff Campbell | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Nancy Duff Campbell

Analysis of the Census poverty data by the National Women's Law Center reveals a stark gender disparity: women make up 57.8 percent of poor adults. Over 17 million women lived in poverty in 2010, including more than 7.5 million in extreme poverty.

Unemployed Women Around The World Turn To Cosmetic Sales For Survival

AOL Jobs | Posted 10.29.2011 | Women

During hard economic times, one industry remains impressively robust: direct selling. Door-to-door sales exploded during the Depression, and since the...

The Missing Debate on Poverty

Linda Basch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Basch

The candidates' strategic messages on the welfare of the middle class were loud and clear during the debate, but it was their silence on poverty that was truly deafening.