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Double-digit unemployment? These firms can't find workers

Dec 24, 2011
In Los Angeles, clothing makers are trying to ride a growth wave, if only they could find people to hire
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, manufacturing, fashion

Lower jobless claims, better consumer sentiment point to improved outlook

Dec 22, 2011
Jack Ablin discusses how today's economic numbers point to a brighter future.
Posted In: Unemployment, bull market

Earning a degree of difficulty at Casino College

Dec 22, 2011
Down and out, many students at Casino College still hope for a shot at the big time
Posted In: Las Vegas, Unemployment, Jobs

Payroll tax cut could expire on Jan. 1

Dec 21, 2011
No deal in Congress would mean that the payroll tax would rise by 2 percent, and unemployment benefits would be drastically cut.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics, Unemployment

With no payroll tax deal, unemployment benefits also at risk

Dec 21, 2011
If Congress fails to extend a payroll tax cut, federal jobless benefits will stop too.
Posted In: payroll tax, Unemployment

Weekly jobless numbers hit three year low

Dec 15, 2011
The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims this week has fallen to the lowest point since May of 2008 -- and it isn't just holiday retail hiring causing the shift.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Washington D.C.

Mixed messages from the U.S. economy

Dec 15, 2011
Weekly jobless numbers out this week show positive signs for the country's economy recovery, but mortage lending rates tell a different story.
Posted In: Unemployment

Despite reports, odds still stacked against job seekers

Dec 13, 2011
A recent report from the Department of Labor has job listings up sharply over two years prior, but with unemployment at 8.6 percent, job openings are not plentiful.
Posted In: jobs report, Labor Department, Unemployment

Unemployment rate falls in metro areas

Dec 7, 2011
The unemployment rate in a number of cities fell in November, most notably in the Rust Belt.
Posted In: Unemployment, Rust Belt, midwest, cities

Will the slow job growth continue?

Dec 2, 2011
Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution says that there have been some positive signs in the job market, but the situation is precarious.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

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