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Working People Are Hurting This Labor Day

Stuart Appelbaum | Posted 11.02.2011 | New York
Stuart Appelbaum

As we observe Labor Day 2011, it's clear that working men and women in the U.S. and Canada are hurting. As more and more money continues to be siphoned off by the wealthiest, the middle class is being decimated.

Rep. Maxine Waters: The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell!

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

Waters took a stab at Congressional leadership who have caved to the unrealistic demands of the Tea Party -- demands that don't reflect the values, issues or concerns of a vast majority of Americans.

Enough Is Enough

Rep. Elijah Cummings | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Rep. Elijah Cummings

Enough with the inaction, enough with the inflammatory rhetoric, and enough with the partisan gamesmanship. The American people have spoken. It's time to listen and act.

WATCH: Thousands Pack Into South Side Job Fair

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

While unemployment numbers fell slightly nationwide this week, there are still thousands without jobs in the Chicago area-- and some 7,000 jobseekers ...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Job Applicants: 'I'll Take Anything'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

SPRINGFIELD, Penn. -- Among those here in the parking lot of the Masonic Hall, there's an abiding sense that the economic recovery has stalled, if it ...

Underemployed Under The Radar On The North Shore

Glenview, IL Patch | Carrie Miller Email the Author | Posted 10.02.2011 | Chicago

Less than a year ago, Tim Hendricks was a vice president and stock trader 21 years into a career at Merrill Lynch in downtown Chicago. These days Hend...

Hunger Doesn't Take A Vacation

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

One in five children in my state of Tennessee is at risk of hunger. But this is not just a Tennessee crisis. Nationally, one in four children are at risk of going to bed hungry.

Underemployed College Graduates Less Likely To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

With unemployment at 9.1 percent, and the broader underemployment rate at 15.8 percent, a Gallup poll released Wednesday suggests that higher-educated...

How I Got a Job After Two Years Without One

Naomi Cohn | Posted 08.28.2011 | Women
Naomi Cohn

After being unemployed for two years, I am working again. Instead of being one of the nearly 14 million Americans who are unemployed, I am one of the 8.5 million underemployed, earning about a third of what I was making before I was laid off.

In the Wake of the Recession, Bankruptcies Hit Women, Communities of Color Hard

Dory Rand | Posted 07.06.2011 | Chicago
Dory Rand

Every year in Cook County, thousands of women are facing tough choices and making the difficult decision to declare bankruptcy, a decision that has the potential to dramatically change someone's life.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Newly Graduated and Scrambling For Full-Time Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.15.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- For David Cristello, the jobs are catch as catch can. Cristello, 23, currently holds down five part-time jobs. Come summer, when h...

How Unemployment Is Dragging Down The Housing Market

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Although the United States population has grown by 120 million people in the past fifty-odd years, today's new homes are selling at just half the pace...

Business Doesn't Need American Workers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

America now has about 25 million people either out of work or underemployed. Meanwhile, corporate profits continue to set records. What's going on?

7 Disturbing Charts From One Of The Weakest Decades On Record

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The last ten years certainly weren't pretty. The last decade was "one of the weakest on record" for GDP and job growth, according to Rebecca Thies...

A State of the Union Address for Today's Labor Market Realities

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Sum

Last week's State of the Union message by the President left out any substantial references to today's labor market realities. Here's what should have been delivered to our nation.

Dear Gen Y, Never Get a Real Job: Thank You Scott Gerber

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Edwards

Fact: there are over 81 million young people unemployed worldwide and youth unemployment stands at over 18% in the US. And, Scott Gerber, entrepreneur...

No Red Carpet Needed

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Julian L. Alssid

While adult education bridge programs by themselves will not solve our economic woes, they are a crucial piece in constructing a positive economic path forward.

The Latest Job Openings Report Is Just Another Jolt to the Unemployed

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

The JOLTS report should also be a wakeup call to Congress. Until jobs are more abundant there needs to be an extension of unemployment benefits for 99ers -- unemployment benefit exhaustees.

Laura Bassett

Study: Longterm Unemployment Has Disastrous Effects On Health And Longevity

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- With 17 percent of the American workforce either unemployed or underemployed, experts predict that the scarring consequences of the rece...

Dr. Janitor: Paradox Or Reality?

Hack College | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hack College

Gizmodo posted an interesting article earlier this week that says that at least 5,000 janitors working in America have Ph.Ds. Whoa.

Third World America: Is Living a Normal Life a Political Statement?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

America is going through economic chaos. But a lot of other things are going on, too. There aren't enough of us living normal, stable lives.

The Distribution of the Burden of Rising Labor Market Problems

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Sum

The economic losses during the Great Recession in U.S. labor markets have been disproportionately concentrated among the nation's low and middle income workers.

Marcus Baram

Real Misery Index Dropped During Summer Months, Hinting At Recovery

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Though underemployment still looms over the economy, other encouraging signs of a recovery helped push down Huffington Post's Real Misery Index to 24 ...

Unemployed Yale Graduate Juggles Startup With Fatherhood

Huffington Post | Dean Blackburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The following is a guest article from Dean Blackburn, a Yale graduate who was laid off from his IT job 17 months ago. Between the parenting duties of ...

Crowdsourcing My Book Tour

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

We are crowdsourcing part of my book tour. Click here to find out where I'm going to be speaking and how you can get your group, school, organization, or town on the schedule.