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Alaskans faced with the first recession in decades

by Marketplace Contributor Jul 13, 2016
The state has lost more than 2,000 jobs in the energy industry in the last year.
Since she was laid off from her job as a botanist at an oil and gas contractor, Rachel Mills has been working at restaurants in downtown Anchorage. 
Rachel Waldholz/Alaska’s Energy Desk.

How we get to "full employment"

by Mitchell Hartman Jul 8, 2016
If the economy were to keep adding 287,000 jobs, month after month, most of those who have dropped out of the workforce would likely come back.
Employees working in an office building. 
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Job growth strengthens, jobless rate ticks up to 6.7%

by David Brancaccio Mar 7, 2014
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February.
By The Numbers

The part-time clouds in a jobs report of blue skies

by Mitchell Hartman Jul 5, 2013
Part-time workers dampen the otherwise good numbers in the Labor Department's monthly jobs snapshot.

Jobs for youth today spares economic burden tomorrow

by Sarah Gardner May 27, 2013
Could the government solve the youth unemployment problem?
6 degrees of sequestration

The sequester cuts and a steelworker's job prospects

by Kai Ryssdal May 2, 2013
It's been nearly a year since Richard Crowe was laid off from his job as a steelworker. And because of the sequester, his unemployment check was cut 10 percent. But a new job might be in his future.
6 degrees of sequestration

Sequester cuts get real for unemployed Americans

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 1, 2013
The sequester will mean cuts to the unemployment checks people depend on to pay bills.

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For unemployed, a shave and a haircut... no charge

by Marketplace Contributor Oct 19, 2012
Telling someone to cut their hair and get a job is an old cliche. But a Portland barbershop is doing just that for those who are down on their luck.

Unemployed or underemployed? There's an app for that

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 14, 2012
In a digital twist on the age-old practice of paying people to do odd jobs for you, new smartphone apps like TaskRabbit and Postmates allow you to hire your own personal assistants -- to say, clean your home, buy your…

When the unemployed stop looking for jobs

by David Gura Sep 7, 2012
Discouraged workers give up after months of fruitless job seeking.