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Unemployed Now Volunteering, Flooding Ranks

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Until November, Lisa Traina had a classic New York glamour job: organizing private parties in the Art Deco opulence of the Rainbow Room. Now she spend...

Jay Leno To Give Free Show For Michigan's Unemployed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Michigan's high unemployment is no laughing matter, but Jay Leno will offer a little comic relief with a free show next mo...

24 Million Americans 'Struggling' From 'Thriving': Study | Susan Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"Maybe we were dreaming the American dream, you know what I mean?" says David McLimans, a steelworker. The mill he works for in suburban Philadelphia ...

A Farewell to Jobs

Jill Andresky Fraser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Andresky Fraser

According to a recently released AP-GfK poll, 32% of Americans are crazy. Oh, sorry. The poll actually revealed that 47% of those asked worry "a lot" or "some" about the possibility of losing their jobs.

Anger Rises Among Unemployed Over Govs Who Want To Reject Stimulus Funds

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As governors in nine states, mostly in the South, consider rejecting millions of dollars in federal stimulus money for increased unemployment insuranc...

Finding Employment Benefits at the End of the Rainbow

Brandon Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Perkins

Like the million-plus people in this country over the last two months, I'm newly unemployed.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Wall Street's Unemployed To Be Retrained

New York Times | PATRICK McGEEHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just as Michigan is scrambling to retrain laid-off auto workers, New York City officials have come up with a plan to find new work for the unemployed ...

Funemployment: Travel Co. Offers Discounts To Recently Laid Off

Budget Travel | Alison Rohrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

During these tough times, a few of my recently downsized friends have optimistically referred to their layoffs as extra vacation time. Karen Duncan, ...

Unemployed: Mass Layoffs

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

72,000 people lost their job this week. What does a voice of the unemployed have to say about it?

Girlfriends with Pink Slips

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The support of female friends can help a woman get over the traumatic emotional and financial losses associated with being fired or let go. What can friends do?

Peaceful Revolution: Congress: Include Unemployment Insurance Modernization Act in the Recovery Package!

Elizabeth Lower-Basch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Lower-Basch

Astonishingly enough, what the government often does is give breaks to everyone except the people who need them the most. Less than 40 percent of unemployed workers receive UI benefits.

10 Tips For The Suddenly Unemployed | Jennifer Kushell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For the tens of thousands who have lost their jobs, and the millions of others fearing for the jobs they still have,'s Jennifer Kushell shares...

Kindergarten Cops

Diana V. Morgan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diana V. Morgan

If "Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness," than I have become temporarily less than human. Work is where I become who I am. Until then, there is the womb of my bedroom.

The White House's Lame Excuses For Rejecting a Badly-Needed Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Ross Eisenbrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ross Eisenbrey

Of course Americans need jobs, but in the meantime, those who can't find them need unemployment insurance.

Why Job Market Is Even Worse Than You Think

CNNMoney | Chris Isidore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A government report on January jobs showing that employers trimmed payrolls for the first time in four years set off alarm bells. But the report, whi...

Tips On How To Stop The Downfall

New York Times | Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

America's economy is headed for a major slowdown. Whether there is a recession (two quarters of negative growth) is less important than the fact that ...