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Arthur Delaney

The White House Had A Plan To Help The Long-Term Jobless. How's It Going?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

This Is What Barely Making Ends Meet In America Sounds Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Starting last year, The Huffington Post asked people surviving on wages near the federal minimum, as well as those struggling to even find a job, to c...

Maximum Heart Strings, Robotics, and the Minimum Wage Debate

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

In our hashtag world, the debate rages on about increasing the federal minimum wage. Proponents of raising the minimum wage in incremental increases f...

Andrew Perez

In Illinois, Ending Jobless Benefits Hasn't Helped People Get Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than four out of five Illinois workers who lost long-term unemployment benefits at the end of last year were still without work two...

No Way to Treat a Crisis

Lou Miceli | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Lou Miceli

How in the world does a young adult get a decent paying job in New York City? Even college graduates with good grades, experience and connections often have to take unpaid internships to get a foot in the door.

Andrew Perez

Illinois Agency Sticks Up For The Long-Term Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What's happened since Congress killed long-term unemployment insurance in December proves the jobless aren't lazy, according to one stat...

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the...

Throwing Rocks at the Dark

Craig Giesecke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

Caught between a life they no longer have and a government support system that's constantly under rabid attack, the result the unemployed are facing is anger, and personal and professional inertia.

What Bait Car Can Teach Us About American Inequality

Jake Weissbourd | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media
Jake Weissbourd

Is a rich person who chooses, not out of necessity, but greed, to break the law less morally reprehensible than the poor person who is literally baited into stealing a car?

New Report Paints Bleak Future for Long-Term Unemployed

Ira Wolfe | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

For the unemployed, the road back to employment is littered with potholes and landmines. For many, the roads have simply collapsed or disappeared.

White House: Jobless Rate Won't Fall To Pre-Recession Levels Until 2017

AP | By TOM RAUM | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's $3.9 trillion budget proposal for next year suggests the U.S. economic recovery that began in 2009 will c...

Mayor: Some Areas Hit Harder Now Than In Great Depression

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Lovely Warren, the first female mayor of Rochester, N.Y., said Thursday that for many of her constituents, making ends meet in a still struggling econ...

It's Time We Rise From the Sunken Couch

David Wilson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Small Business
David Wilson

Whether you've been unemployed, one week, one month, one year or even longer, it's time to rise from the sunken couch you've resigned yourself to and engage the world around you, beginning with your neighbors just beyond the front door.

Will Europe's Jobless Generation Ever Find Work?

The World Post | Katherine Keating | Posted 02.07.2014 | World

Twenty-six million European youth are looking for work. Even as the Eurozone inches toward recovery, new jobs remain scarce. In this video series, ...

14 Ways to Land Your Dream Job From Bed

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Brian Hanley

8. Diversify your career options. Never put all your eggs in one basket. The job market is one big numbers game. Apply to positions early and often. You're far more likely to miss out on your dream job if you don't know that it exists. Find it before someone else does.

Why It Is Urgent to Extend Jobless Benefits

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The most distressing element of last week's jobs report was not the small number of jobs added in December, but the decrease in the participation rate of workers from 63.6 percent at the beginning of 2013 to 62.8 percent at the end of it (a 35 year low).

The December Jobs Report in Pictures

Chad Stone | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Chad Stone

Today’s surprisingly disappointing jobs report should temper recent optimism of an improving labor market in 2014.  The climb back to no...

The Giant Sucking Sound of Youth Joblessness: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Jessica Adair | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Jessica Adair

Concerned about the national debt? Pay attention. When you include the millions of young people who left the job market entirely during the Recession, our federal and state governments miss out on $25 billion in revenue every year!

How to Attract a Great Job

Angee Linsey | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Angee Linsey

If you're among the one million people who have just had your unemployment benefits expire, or even someone who is just feeling a little stuck in your job and wanting to make a change, it's time to kick off the New Year with a new approach to your job search.

(Un)happy New Year for Jobless Americans

Martha Burk | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Pundits are saying this latest stinginess is probably going to hurt the Republican party next November if something isn't done in January. With the election 11 months away, that's cold comfort for people out of work.

The True Price of Great Holiday Deals

Robert Reich | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Some manufacturing is coming back to America, to be sure, but not the assembly line jobs that used to be the core of manufacturing employment. Computerized machine tools and robots are doing an increasing portion of the work -- which is why many companies can afford to bring their factories back here. Get it? Technology and globalization are driving the good deals American consumers are getting this holiday season. But the same forces are keeping wages down, and are even on the verge of eliminating many of the low-wage retail and related service jobs many Americans now need to make ends meet. To put it another way, American consumers getting great shopping deals are also American workers on the losing end of those same deals.

Jillian Berman

Young Entrepreneurs Get Creative In Face Of Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.22.2013 | Business

Like many young people confronting an era that has produced talk of a so-called Lost Generation, Oliver Barton emerged from school five years ago and ...

How Joblessness Makes Men Age Faster

Posted 11.21.2013 | Fifty

More bad news about joblessness. And, no, we're not talking about the unemployment rates. New research suggests long-term unemployment could actual...

Finding Dominick's Employees Jobs

Roger Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Because in this time when jobs are so scare, no one wants to give a job to a stranger. Jobs go to those who are part of a community. And perhaps you share a community with one of those 5,000. In fact, you might share a community and not even know it.

Entrepreneurs Are the Playmakers for our Economy

Jack Nadel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, now is not the time to stay on the sidelines. As one popular saying goes, "If you do not step forward, you'll always be in the same place."