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Unemployed in America : The List
Job seekers at a San Francisco hiring event: The new unemployment rate, 8.6 percent, is the lowest since March, 2009.

The 'happy holidays' jobs report: 5 takeaways

The feds announce that 120,000 new jobs were added in November, while the unemployment rate dropped sharply to 8.6 percent. A 'Christmas miracle'?

Unemployed in America : The List
In October, the private sector added 104,000 jobs, while the government lost 24,000, meaning the U.S. economy, on balance, added 80,000 jobs last month.

The 'glimmer of hope' October jobs report: 5 takeaways

The U.S. economy adds fewer jobs than expected, but there are still auspicious signs

Unemployed in America : Analysis
A New Jersey job fair: The September jobs report revealed a gain in private sector jobs and a loss in the public, which evens out to better than nothing.

The 'better-than-expected' September jobs report

The feds offer a glimmer of hope by announcing that the long-stalled economy added 103,000 jobs in September

Unemployed in America : Opinion Brief
President Obama says his $447 billion jobs package cannot be parsed out as Republicans want, but the GOP shows few signs of compromise.

Obama's jobs plan: Will either side blink?

Washington faces yet another stalemate, as the GOP rejects parts of the president's jobs package and the White House vows not to carve up the bill

Unemployed in America : The Bullpen
David Frum

David Frum: We can't blame the poor for America's poverty problem

They can't work when there aren't jobs

Unemployed in America : By the numbers
A homeless person in New York City: Roughly 1 in 6 Americans now live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

America's highest poverty rate in nearly 20 years: By the numbers

An increasingly bleak job market is having devastating effects on the nation's families

Unemployed in America : Opinion Brief
President Obama wants to pay for his $447 billion jobs plan by taxing the rich, and many conservatives are already vowing to oppose that strategy.

Paying for Obama's jobs bill: Tax hikes for the rich?

The president wants to fund his $447 billion jobs bill by scrapping tax breaks for hedge fund managers — and families making north of $250,000 a year

Unemployed in America : Opinion Brief
The jobs plan President Obama outlined last week will be officially presented to Congress Monday, though many political watchers expect the House GOP to kill many elements of the plan.

Obama's jobs plan: 'Dead on arrival'?

Republicans and business owners are dismissing the president's proposal to fight unemployment — before Obama even sends it to Congress

Unemployed in America : Fact Sheet
President Obama and several other politicians are unveiling job plans this month, and there's fierce debate about the best way to tackle the nation's nagging unemployment problem.

6 ways Washington could create jobs

As the economy sputters, Americans are angry that lawmakers have done relatively little to actually create jobs. What should they be doing?

Unemployed in America : Opinion Brief
The Verizon strike in August accounted for a temporary loss of 45,000 jobs. Since those jobs are all coming back, some argue that August's brutal jobs report is not as bad as it appears.

The 'horrific' August jobs report

The U.S. economy failed to add any new jobs last month — the worst showing in nearly a year. Does the report offer anything resembling a silver lining?

Unemployed in America : Opinion Brief
This week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) unveiled the House GOP jobs plan, which calls for reducing taxes and scrapping regulations.

Will the GOP jobs plan work?

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says eliminating regulations will do more than stimulus spending to help the economy

Unemployed in America : The List
Commuters in Grand Central Station, New York: Job growth was better than expected in July and unemployment dropped slightly.

The 'better-than-expected' July jobs report: 5 takeaways

Employment growth exceeded forecasts in July, with 117,000 new jobs added to the economy. But before you get too optimistic...

Unemployed in America : Burning Question
President Obama wants to invest in infrastructure projects to boost employment, but Republicans may stand in his way.

Does Obama have any hope of creating jobs?

The president promises to tackle unemployment now that the debt deal is done. But with the GOP bent on spending cuts, there's arguably little Obama can do

Unemployed in America : The List
Job seekers fill out applications during a career fair in New Jersey: The June jobs report is out, and the numbers are "dismal."

The 'surprisingly grim' jobs report: 7 takeaways

The numbers are in for June, and they're ugly. The U.S. economy added just 18,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent

Unemployed in America : Controversy
It's even tough for teenagers to get jobs these days, and some say the recent hike of the minimum wage is to blame.

The minimum wage: Job killer?

With many states facing record numbers of unemployed teens, economists debate whether to blame the downturn or minimum-wage hikes

Unemployed in America : The List
Los Angeles job seekers grab applications from potential employers during a job fair: May's 9.1 percent unemployment figure has politicos pointing fingers.

The 'gruesome' 9.1 percent unemployment rate: Who's to blame?

The Labor Department delivers an economic "punch to the gut" of the nation — a disheartening jobs report that spurs a frenzied round of finger pointing

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