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Today’s Job Market Exploits Marginal Workers
Today’s Job Market Exploits Marginal Workers By
A good jobs report for March had the business world buzzing. Thegain of 192,000 jobs was seen as a sign of strength amid indicators that the economy is picking up steam. But28,500 of these new jobs, or 15 percent, were temporary jobs,...
Jobs: Back To Even
Jobs: Back To Even By
As of March, the total net loss of jobs in the United States during the official recession of 2008-2009 was finally made up. The graph below says it all: The total number of jobs in the U.S. stood at 116.0 million in January 2008, then fell to 107.2 million by February...
New Fed Chair Turns Focus To Jobs
New Fed Chair Turns Focus To Jobs By
“As I’ll explain more fully in a moment, this change in our guidance does not indicate any change in the committee’s policy intentions as set forth in its recent statements. … Let me explain the economic outlook that underlies these actions.” That may...
US Jobless Aid Applications Are Up
US Jobless Aid Applications Are Up By
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, which is close to pre-recession levels and suggests a stable job market. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile figure, fell...
In Colorado, Legality Of Off-Duty Marijuana Use Unclear
In Colorado, Legality Of Off-Duty Marijuana Use Unclear By
Colorado resident and medical marijuana patient Brandon Coats, a former telephone operator, was fired by Dish Network in 2010 after testing positive for marijuana use. He has taken his former employer to court throughout the past few years, fighting for his right to compassionate...
Americans: Joblessness is Our Number One Problem
Americans: Joblessness is Our Number One Problem By
  Americans say joblessness is the number one problem they face, according to a Gallup poll published Monday. Nearly a quarter of respondents cited jobs and unemployment as the biggest challenge facing the country — a considerable leap from 16 percent in January. The...
Fact Check: Anti-Obamacare Chorus Is Off Key
Fact Check: Anti-Obamacare Chorus Is Off Key By
WASHINGTON (AP) — New estimates that President Barack Obama’s health care law will encourage millions of Americans to leave the workforce or reduce their work hours have touched off an I-told-you-so chorus from Republicans, who’ve claimed all along that the...
Obama Asks CEOs For Help Hiring Long-Term Jobless
Obama Asks CEOs For Help Hiring Long-Term Jobless By
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking major corporations for their help in putting the long-term unemployed back to work. CEOs from companies like Apple, Walmart, Visa and Boeing are heading to the White House on Friday to deliver commitments to do their...
The Great Euphemism
The Great Euphemism By
The obvious term for the economy we are all suffering through has been carefully avoided, as if the dreaded “D-word” might create a panic.  Yet that term has steadily caught on, if not in the popular media.  Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman has taken to using it consistently,...
Chicago Transit Authority Tackles Racial Employment Disparity
Chicago Transit Authority Tackles Racial Employment Disparity By
This is the second in a two-part series exploring the Jobs to Move America plan and its impact on Chicago’s unemployed. An agreement made by the Chicago Transit Authority is giving hope to the city’s poorest communities, providing a pipeline to manufacturing jobs that...