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Unemployment workers speak on benefits debate

Dec 2, 2011
Job counselors say most unemployed workers are serious job searchers. If Congress doesn't extend benefits, they want more ways to counsel and train the jobless.
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The jobless speak on extending their benefits

Dec 1, 2011
Some economists say long-term benefits help the unemployed avoid reality: They're never going to get the pay they used to.
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O'Rourke: If the 1% had less, would the 99% be better off?

Nov 17, 2011
Join us for a week long commentary series asking that question. We'll hear from economists, academics, and the public.
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Poverty numbers among elderly rise

Nov 17, 2011
Higher health care costs could be what's pushing more of the elderly into poverty.
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Reich: If the 1% had less, would the 99% be better off?

Nov 16, 2011
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Fixing our financial system would leave 100% of us better off

Nov 15, 2011
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Gilmore: If the 1% had less, would the 99% be better off?

Nov 14, 2011
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New measure shows more people in poverty

Nov 7, 2011
The number of poor children drops under unofficial poverty measure that counts benefits such as food stamps and costs such as childcare.
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Highly concentrated poverty on the rise

Nov 3, 2011
More Americans are living in communities with poverty rates of at least 40 percent, especially in the the Midwest, the South and in the suburbs. A new report from Brookings says it's harder to escape such concentrated poverty.
Posted In: Economy

What's behind the new measure of poverty?

Oct 31, 2011
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the Census Bureau's new nuanced measurement of poverty and how it gives us a better understanding of who's poor.
Posted In: Economy

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