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Good News For Job Seekers

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign th...

Chris Kirkham

Despite Upbeat Headline, Jobs Report Masks Low-Paying Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

From the looks of the latest monthly snapshot of the American labor market released by the government on Friday, a long-bleak jobs picture is finally ...

November Jobs Report Hides Dark Details

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

Another month, another jobs report with something for both the optimists and pessimists. Here's something both should agree on, though: The job market...

November Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The job market in November performed notably better than expected, especially in light of expected damage to hiring from late October's Hurricane Sandy.

November Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Adds 146,000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate Drops

Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November as the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. (SCROLL DOWN FO...

Jobs, the Great and Powerful

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 01.05.2013 | Business
Rayanne Thorn

Unemployment does not make for an enthusiastic holiday season. Fear and dread hang in the air where sparkly holiday lights should. But there is hope! Working in the "jobs" industry allows me an up-close look at new job search technology.

You're Most Likely To Have Just Gotten A Job In These 37 States

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly ...

What Obama And FDR Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

What do Franklin Roosevelt and President Barack Obama have in common? Well, besides both attending Columbia and Harvard universities, they're two pres...

Eurozone's Hits Sad Milestone

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in the 17-country eurozone hit a record high of 11.6 percent in September, official figures showed Wednesday, a sign the ...

Some More Good News On The Jobs Front

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.30.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in nearly all large U.S. cities in September from August, a sign that recent jobs gains have been widespre...

Nonprofit Boosts Female Vets Turned Entrepreneurs Amid Job Crisis

Posted 10.25.2012 | Impact

Sgt. Lindsay Freeland was used to being one of the guys. She served alongside them in Afghanistan, sharing most responsibilities. But back home, Freel...

Uncomfortable Tension for Small Business

Anne Zink | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Anne Zink

Regardless of who wins the presidential election, entrepreneurship will pick up. But growth will be highly controlled unless government starts to recognize the financial realities of small business.

Eurozone Unemployment At Record High

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS -- Unemployment across the 17 countries that use the euro remained at its record high rate of 11.4 percent in August renewing concerns that e...

Why The Jobs Crisis Is Worse Than We Think

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2012 | Business

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - When Daniel McCune graduated from college three years ago, he was optimistic his goo...

7 Million American Workers In Despair

Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

You might have heard that unemployment fell in August only because armies of the unemployed are despairing of finding work. The reality is more complicated -- but true enough that somebody should do something about it.

Are We Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago?

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Romney asked a question at the RNC that addresses a number of issues in one. He asked his listeners if we were better off four years ago. In the word...

Well That's 1 Way To Get A Job

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.07.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Vincent Giordano has held up a "Hire Me" sign on the streets of New York City every Monday through Friday, during regular business hours, ...

Finding A New Job Not The End Of Struggles For Most Laid-Off Workers

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economic recovery hasn't felt much like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of the...

How The Private Sector Can Reduce Unemployment

Bloomberg View | The Editors | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: About 13 million Americans are looking for work. An additional 8 million have settled for part- time jobs. Yet almost half of U.S...

The 25 Toughest Job Interviews In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business

Ever had this humdinger in a job interview: “How many people would use a drug that prevents baldness?” It’s a sample question from a company...

Jobless Claims Fall To Near Four-Year Low

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to near a four-year low, a hopeful sig...

Three Years Into Recovery, A Huge Majority Of States Haven't Recovered

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Three years since the recession ended, 43 states have yet to regain the jobs they lost in the downturn. The figure is a reminder of how ...

Enough With Bashing The Boomerang Kids And Their Parents

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

We did what we thought was best for our kids -- and I believe the majority of our kids are trying to do the best they can for themselves as well.

What Is Working: A Bipartisan Search For Solutions To The Jobs Crisis

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

We cannot overestimate the devastating human consequences of our unemployment crisis. But we also must not miss out on spotlighting what is working. That's the belief behind the new jobs section we're launching today, Opportunity: What Is Working.

Missing Out on a Rite of Passage?

Bobbi Silten | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Let's not let the difficult job market rob a generation of young people from having a valuable experience to learn, grow and cross the threshold into adulthood. If your company can give a young person a paying job, great. But if it can't, think about the many other ways to help.