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Think Welfare Recipients Abuse The System? You Should See This Chart

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

Public assistance recipients haven't gone without criticism. They've been compared to "wild animals" by political candidates, scrutinized for simp...

Somebody Got the December Jobs Data Very Wrong -- And It Matters to Your Money

Terry Connelly | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Early each month a lot is riding on the jobs and unemployment reports announced by the BLS and corporate surveys (the most prominent being ADP's). Billions upon billions of dollars are made and lost in the stock and bond markets based on those reports.

25 Highest-Paying Jobs In South Florida

Posted 05.02.2013 | Miami

The U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics has released data on the highest-paying jobs across the country based on annual wage estimates from 2012. The s...

Seven In 10 US Teens Jobless In Summer

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 08.12.2012 | Teen

WASHINGTON — Once a rite of passage to adulthood, summer jobs for teens are disappearing. Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jo...

Innovation Is Needed to Match Workers With Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

With 12.5 million people out of work and 3.5 million jobs open, we should certainly be doing everything possible to help employers and workers. Fortunately, there are plenty of innovators out there coming up with new ways to help.

Obama Promises Summer Jobs In Aim To Lure Young Voters

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

By Lily Kuo WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - The White House pledged on Wednesday to help lower-income youth find summer jobs in a move ...

Teenage Workers Hit Hardest By Recession's Job Losses

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

* Fewer than half who lost jobs got another * New jobs often paid less * Teens hard-hit by weak job market ...

10 Sought-After Second Careers

Second Act | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty

Elizabeth Hanes spent years in middle management at a corporate job before she turned 45 and decided she wanted more out of life. She enrolled in n...

Cities With The Most Job Postings

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

Terrible as the job crisis might be, not all job markets are created equal. And certain cities have seen particularly notable improvement. The num...

Workers In The Recession May Have Jobs, But They're Not Happy

DailyFinance | CHARLES WALLACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sure, the recession has been hard on the unemployed. But what about workers who still have jobs? Turns out, they are depressed, too. They are exhauste...

PHOTOS: The 13 Least Common Jobs In America

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just because a person's job is a bit out of the ordinary, doesn't mean it pays well. We culled through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) m...

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...

Volunteerism Up In 2009: 63 Million Americans Volunteered At Least Once

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — A million and a half more Americans volunteered to help with such activities as raising money, collecting food and tutoring childre...

The Message of Massachusetts: Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Bill Clinton saw it clearly when he was running for President against Bush I. It became his mantra: "It's the economy, stupid." Clinton wanted to ref...

Economic Crisis: Lay Offs Highest Since '01

Crain's Chicago Business | Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois companies cut their payrolls in November by the greatest number of jobs in about seven years, while unemployment stayed at a 15-year high, go...