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Here's How Americans Spend Every Minute Of Their Days

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business

How many Americans are shopping, watching TV or working at any given moment of the day? A new interactive chart, built by e-commerce company Retal...

Jobs Grow, But Highway Bill Shows Austerity Still Hurts

Roger Hickey | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

While it is good that 700,000 jobs were not destroyed last night, America needs to be investing to create millions of jobs, not just to prevent the worst.

Buy the Numbers? Our Confounding and Insufficient Government Statistics

Frank Islam | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

We currently have a national system of leading indicators that does not include or count important things that can be counted. We need one that does.

These States Have Taken A Stand Against Breed-Specific Legislation

Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

Breed-specific legislation, or the laws in hundreds of U.S. cities targeting dogs that appear to be "dangerous breeds," doesn't reduce dog bites. It i...

BLS Says Job Numbers... Are Not Available

Roger Hickey | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

On the first Friday of every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the unemployment numbers -- but not this month.

Deception in Counting the Unemployed

Steve Clemons | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Leo Hindery says up front that the BLS only notes those specifically looking for work. That may make sense to some -- until one learns who is left out. According to the Hindery report, the ones who are left under the rug of America's unemployment mess are those who've given up looking.

Mark Gongloff

The Official Unemployment Rate Is Wrong, Says Guy Who Used To Make It

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.19.2013 | Business

You can't believe the government's numbers on employment. Take it from the guy who used to run the government's numbers on employment. Keith Hall, ...

Who Knew Helping Women Get Tech Jobs Could Be So Controversial?

Cassie Slane | Posted 02.04.2013 | Technology
Cassie Slane

Experienced professionals doing their part to help the next generation get a leg up? Well, the idea hasn't exactly been greeted with open arms among the blogosphere community.

Dave Jamieson

Bad News For American Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Driven by widespread job losses in the public sector, the number of American workers belonging to a labor union has dropped to a record ...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Did Sandy Hit Romney?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Clarke debate whether the monster storm smashed not just the Metro region but Mitt too. They agree that 'extreme weather' won't be an issue in Ohio this time but will and should be one in 2013. And does 7.9 percent = 270+ electoral votes?

LAZOF: Government's Good Intentions on Jobs May Harm More Than Help

Job Creators Network | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Job Creators Network

Ultimately, the vast majority of our fellow Americans who are struggling to find full-time work are not looking for government handouts or assistance; they are looking for a job.

Job Numbers Good for Obama; But He Ain't No Ike

Karen Dolan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Regarding the election, this news isn't likely to have much of an impact. There are very few undecided voters left and as this change was no shocker in either direction, it won't likely change any minds right or left.

Jobs Data Won't Derail Fed

Michael Pento | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

The gold market dropped nearly $20 an ounce shortly after the U.S. Non-Farm Payroll report was released on Friday. However, after digging a bit into the report investors in the yellow metal should find those fears without grounds.

Jack Welch: I Should Have 'Added A Few Question Marks'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch isn’t about to admit he’s wrong to be skeptical about September’s unemployment numbers. But he will confe...

Labor Secretary: Jobs Report Conspiracy Theory 'Ludicrous,'

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, in response to questions from a television anchor casting doubt on the validity of t...

Veteran Unemployment Rate At Lowest Level In More Than 3 Years

Posted 08.22.2012 | Impact

When veteran unemployment dipped earlier this year, experts weren't sure whether it was a trend or just a blip. That doubt has since been clarifie...

Jobs Report: A Wider Perspective

Steven Leslie | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Steven Leslie

The arcane details of this key indicator help keep financial analysts employed and enliven discussion on cable business channels. But one key to reading the jobs report is to step back and take a bit of perspective.

What Do the Jobs Numbers Mean?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Everyone piled on when the May employment numbers came out last week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 275 points, its worst day of the year, and for the first time was down for 2012. But what if the pessimists are wrong in jumping so quickly to such conclusions?

Romney Makes Bold Prediction On Unemployment Rate

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, in a sit-down interview with Time's Mark Halperin, said that by the end of his first term as president he would get the unemployment rate...

Romney On Unemployment: 'Not Cause For Celebration'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Early on Friday, Mitt Romney declared that a signal of a strong economy would be one creating roughly 500,000 jobs a month. The number was arbitrary; ...

Sam Stein

Romney Says Obama Should Have Historically Rare Metric For Job Growth

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Friday's news of yet another month of tepid job growth in April provided Mitt Romney with an opening both to criticize the president's p...

Mark Gongloff

Unemployment Rate Falls To 8.1 Percent As People Give Up On Looking For Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business

While the U.S. unemployment rate in April was the lowest it's been in more than three years, the unemployed may simply be falling off the government's...

Many Americans Aren't Earning Enough To Keep Out Of Poverty

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

In this post-recession economy you may be able to get a job, but that doesn't necessarily protect you from falling into poverty. In 2010, the numb...

Analyst: Michigan 'Not Out Of The Woods Yet' On Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

Michigan' unemployment rate continues to decline, dropping below 9 percent in February for the first time since 2008. But the situation is more grim i...

How Snooki Became a Job Creator

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

Snooki, The Situation, JWoww and all the rest of the Jersey Shore cast have made the beach destination synonymous with late night partying and a lifes...