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Think the Job Market Still Stinks? You’re Right

New federal statistics show a jobs market still far below pre-recession levels, despite record profits by corporations sitting on record levels of cash. What does it all mean? People want to work, but companies don’t want to hire.

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 READ MORE



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‘Another Phony Jobs Report From a Government That Lies About Everything’

The 179,000 jobs created in May and boasted about by the Obama administration are no more than “the usual lowly paid non-exportable domestic service jobs—the jobs of a third world country,” former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts writes.

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Work Will Kill How Many Americans Today?

Roughly 150 Americans die on a daily basis as a result of their jobs, a new study from the AFL-CIO has found.

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A 7.5 Percent Jobless Rate Means the McRecovery Continues

The U.S. economy appears to have added just enough jobs in April to keep pace with population growth, and the new positions are low wage and mostly nonunion.

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What Drop in Unemployment?

Despite the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report that U.S. unemployment fell to 7.7 percent in February, the real jobless rate stands at 23 percent.

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The Latest Jobs Report and Why the Recovery Has Stalled

We are in the most anemic recovery in modern history, yet our political leaders in Washington aren’t doing squat about it.

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Weaker Social Networks a Cause of Black Unemployment, Study Finds

Fresh research has convinced scholars that even with progress in education, the black jobless rate in the United States remains twice that of whites because whites are typically better connected to people who can make introductions and are more likely to hear about job opportunities.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 READ MORE



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171,000 Jobs Added in October but Unemployment Rate Ticks Up

The nation’s jobless rate ticked up in October, even as employers added 171,000 workers to their payrolls, according to the latest jobs report—the last one before Election Day.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 READ MORE


Why Friday’s Unemployment Report Should Be Taken With a Grain of Salt

In truth, no one should vote based on this batch of jobs numbers because a single month’s report isn’t a reliable gauge of which way the economy is heading.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Krugman Rips Jobs Report ‘Truthers’

The New York Times columnist takes on the conspiracy theorists—former General Electric Chairman Jack Welch (pictured) among them—who cried foul after the jobs report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. 

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 READ MORE



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U.S. Unemployment Rate Dips Below 8 Percent

A drop in the nation’s jobless rate gives President Obama an occasion to speak grandly about the prospect of America’s future under his leadership. But crucial information is missing.

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 READ MORE



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The Problem With Americans: Too Much Sleep

The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be understated. Research suggests that getting eight hours every night can make you happier, richer, smarter and hornier. But for many Americans, the problem with their sleep pattern is not that they’re getting too little, but that they are getting too much.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Unemployment on Labor Day: By the Numbers

For the millions of Americans who have lost their livelihoods over the last few years and the millions more who have been unemployed since before the 2008 financial crisis, Labor Day will underscore the daily suffering. (more)

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 READ MORE



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Drop in Jobless Rate Is Nothing to Cheer

The official unemployment rate dropped from 9.2 to 9.1 percent last month as 117,000 new jobs were added to the American economy. The improvement in the rate, however, was almost entirely due to Americans giving up the search for work. (more)

Posted on Aug 5, 2011 READ MORE


Shed This Word, Now

Indulge me, please, while I rant about my new least favorite word: shed. Not as in dog hair. As in jobs. As in, “The economy shed (fill in the blank) jobs last month.”

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 READ MORE


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