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Mortgage Banker's Forecast: More Regulation Will Cost Consumers and Taxpayers

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Washington, D. C. is hot, but the rest of the nation is not when comparing our unemployment rates to the nation's capitol. "The largest over-the-month...

7 Shocking Facts About Minority Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's been very little good news in unemployment figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the last few months. But the unemployment...

Are We Too Educated? 9 Occupations With Overqualified Workers

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece written by economist Richard Vedder, many Americans are grossly overeducated for the fields ...

Innovation: Leading The Great American Comeback

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

If we want a strong economy we need to do something about it. We need to reverse course and try another strategy. I suggest one based on innovation of entrepreneurs, rather than new federal spending on government jobs.

PHOTOS: The Most Popular Jobs In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Kaitlin Madden, CareerBuilder.com: The following is a list of jobs with little in common. Annual salaries for these jobs range from just over $18,0...

The Life Of A College Student Is Pretty Awesome, Report Reveals (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

College students may complain about lack of sleep, excessive workloads and stress, but in general, life as a co-ed is pretty good. A new report fr...

Why Are Americans Fleeing The Job Market?

DailyFinance | MATTHEW SCOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are we about to see a wave of Americans giving up on the labor market? The Bureau of Labor Statistics' June jobs report saw the labor market lose 652,...

Laura Bassett

Still No Sign of a Double-Dip Recession, Says Adecco CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. jobless rate rose slightly to 9.6 from 9.5 percent in August, but some experts are saying this may actually be a good sign for the economy. ...

Youth Jobless Rate Hit Record Highs This Summer

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Experienced professionals aren't the only workers struggling to find jobs. In July, 51.1 percent of Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 years ...

Colorado's Mid-Year Economic Report Predicts Longer Recovery Period For Labor Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

54 Colorado companies engaged in mass layoffs during the first 7 months of 2010, resulting in 6,815 initial claims for unemployment insurance. The Bu...

Layoffs Continue: New Jobless Claims Up Sharply

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that the p...

Open Letter to IRS: End Employee Misclassification Now

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

It's time for the IRS to get serious about the practice of employee misclassification, which will continue to add billions in tax losses if left unchecked.

U.S. Economy Adds 431K Jobs - Why That's BAD News

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A swell in temporary government hiring for the census drove almost all the job market's gains last month – a huge disappointm...

Jobless Benefits For '99ers' Run Out

nytimes.com | Michael Luo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ms. Jarrin is part of a hard-luck group of jobless Americans whose members have taken to calling themselves "99ers," because they have exhausted the m...

Banks, Babies and Biases

Katherine V.W. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katherine V.W. Stone

The banking industry mentality is deeply conservative -- not the kind that makes sure that loans are collateralized and deposits protected. Rather, it is a mentality produced by an out-of-date understanding of the world.

Is College Necessary? Fewer Americans Think So

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Throughout America, popular opinion on college is shifting: More people now see it as an unnecessary waste of money, a new survey reveals. The Wall...

A Bartender's Guide to the Gender Wage Gap

Cristen Conger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cristen Conger

If employment sectors on the shallower end of the income pool aren't fully supporting women, we still have plenty of room left for gender progress in the workplace from top to bottom.

The U.S. Cities Most Vulnerable To Having Their Jobs Shipped Overseas: Richard Florida

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Traditionally, the United States has worried about the offshoring of manufacturing jobs. But concern is mounting that as the rest of the world becomes...

8 Jobs Where Women Make MORE Than Men (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 07.14.2010 | Business

Working women unite -- the June report on women's earnings, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this month, doesn't indicate any earth-shatteri...

Highest Paid US Counties

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 07.09.2010 | Business

Here's the good news: average weekly wages in the U.S. rose 2.5 percent over the year, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Sta...

Sad, Startling Stats: Number of Union Elections, Strikes Continue Steady Decline

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

If unions are serious about rebuilding their movement, they must start by cleaning their own shops first.

Unemployment Rate April 2010: Economy Adds 290,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Up To 9.9%

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The economy got what it needed in April: A burst of hiring that added a net 290,000 jobs, the biggest monthly total in four years. ...

Where Tomorrow's Jobs Are: Health Care And Green Tech

Daily Finance | Pallavi Gogoi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Given America's aging population, it's no surprise that the largest growth in jobs will be in health care. "The Healthcare Reform Act will create more...

How Americans Spend Their Free Time During The Downturn

Huffington Post | Sherry Shen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Stubbornly persistent unemployment has certainly inflicted more than a little economic stress, but that's not stopping Americans from enjoying their l...

College-Educated Flock To Skilled Manual Labor

washingtonpost.com | Carol Morello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

They started out studying aerospace engineering, creative writing and urban planning. But somewhere on the path to accumulating academic credentials, ...