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Job growth way below estimates in December; unemployment at 6.7 percent

Jan 10, 2014
The U.S. economy added only 74,000 jobs in December, way below most economists' predictions. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Burning bridges while going viral: What are your rights when you lose a job?

Jan 9, 2014
There's a recent trend of (former) employees quitting jobs and putting up videos and comments on social media criticizing their employer. How many weeks of pay would you give up to be able to say what you want to about your job and not worry about burning a bridge?
Posted In: ask carmen, quitting your job, Unemployment, worker rights, labor rights

Last month had the fewest layoffs in 13 years

Jan 9, 2014
The unemployment report comes out tomorrow, but there are some positive signs in advance.
Posted In: layoffs, Unemployment

The 'freeloader argument' and jobless benefits

Jan 7, 2014
A deal to reinstate unemployment insurance is working its way through Congress, but would it mean that people on unemployment would just take a few months longer to find a job?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Congress

What's the cost when unemployment benefits expire?

Dec 27, 2013
For 1.3 million Americans, long-term federal unemployment benefits expire this weekend.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Long-term unemployed get a holiday without much cheer

Dec 24, 2013
Long-term unemployment has not been this high for this long since World War II.
Posted In: long-term unemployed, Unemployment

Many of Europe's unemployed youth are relocating to the UK, but is that a good idea?

Dec 20, 2013
The conclusion of our Jobless Generation series.
Posted In: UK, Unemployment, youth

The stock market is not the economy! OK, what about GDP?

Dec 20, 2013
Today's revised GDP number says the country is growing. But what about the people in it?
Posted In: GDP, die hard, Unemployment

Compared to its neighbors, more job prospects for youth in Germany

Dec 17, 2013
Youth unemployment sits at almost 24 percent across the EU. But in Germany, it's less than 8 percent.
Posted In: Germany, Unemployment, EU

Weekly wrap: Good news in the jobs report? + #longreads

Dec 6, 2013
Heidi Moore from the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy join host Kai Ryssdal to look back at the week's business news and forward at where the economy is going after today's jobs report.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Unemployment, jobs numbers, taper, stimulus

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