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Help Wanted: Motivated, dedicated job counselors

Jan 6, 2012
Wilshire WorkSource is one of over 50 jobs training centers in Los Angeles County. But as they economy continues to suffer, layoffs are hitting the one place whose goal it is to help the unemployed find work.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

What Now: The crime economy

Jan 6, 2012
Reforming our prison system may, in fact, help the country grow -- economically.
Posted In: What Now?, Crime, prisons

The average work week may not be so average

Jan 6, 2012
The government today is revealing how many hours people work on average each week. People say they're working harder, but productivity has a breaking point.
Posted In: productivity, employers, employees

How did the job market fare in December?

Jan 5, 2012
The government's jobless data for December comes out Friday. Gallup has its own unemployment measures. Here's a preview.
Posted In: unemployment, Jobs, consumer confidence

Obama tries to go it alone on economy

Jan 5, 2012
But can the president boost the economy without Congress?
Posted In: Barack Obama

Unemployment claims fall in December

Jan 5, 2012
Fewer people lined up for unemployment line -- and for unemployment benefits -- last week and payroll company ADP says private employment jumped by 325,000 in December.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Economic growth likely to be uneven in 2012

Jan 5, 2012
Jobs numbers are up, and the outlook is good for manufacturing and some other sectors. Not every part of the economy has such a sunny outlook for 2012, though.
Posted In: Unemployment

PODCAST: A not-so-Kodak moment

Jan 5, 2012
Boeing will close a military aircraft factory in Wichita, Kansas, laying off 2,000 workers over two years. The European Union could soon begin cracking down on how online companies use personal data. Shares of Netflix soared yesterday after data showed that users watched over 2 billion hours of TV and movies last quarter. And in this week's Attitude Check with Gallup, we look at the extent to which the 2012 election will focus on economic issues.
Posted In: netflix, kodak, Unemployment

Unemployment picture is improving, slow and steady

Jan 5, 2012
Fewer people lined up for unemployment benefits last week, which, if sustained, could drop the jobless rate in the longer term.
Posted In: Unemployment

Americans choose renting

Jan 5, 2012
Despite record-low mortgage rates, Americans are yet to wade back into home-ownership.
Posted In: rental, apartments, interest rates, architecture, unemployment

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