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  • Record 93,626,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Declines to 62.6%

    07/03/2015 5:50:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    CNS ^ | 7-2-15 | Ali Meyer
    CNSNews.com) - A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, according to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, hit 250,663,000. Of those, 157,037,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one. The 157,037,000 who participated in the labor force equaled only 62.6 percent of the 250,663,000 civilian...
  • Zuckerberg Ally: Americans Losing Jobs To Foreigners: ‘This Is What...Whole Country Is Built On’

    05/20/2015 6:56:09 PM PDT · by bushwon · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 9, 2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    A venture capitalist associated with Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration lobbying group Fwd.us insulted American workers who lost their job to foreigners at a recent immigration event, saying they got what they deserved. “You know, I’m relatively crude on that,” capitalist Lars Dalgaard said at the National Journal event that was partly sponsored by Fwd.us, which lobbies for more legal immigration and a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. “It’s like, if you want the job, make yourself able to get the job, you know?” Dalgaard, who Fwd.us boasts is one of its “major contributors,” had been asked by the Journal’s Niharika...
  • ‘You’re Fired — Now Train Your Replacement’

    04/28/2015 8:10:09 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2015 | Ian Smith
    What could get self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders and rock-ribbed Republican Jim Inhofe to agree? The two senators have teamed up in their support for an investigative enquiry into the billion-dollar utility Southern California Edison, which has been firing American tech workers and replacing them with lower-paid foreign workers brought here through the controversial H-1B visa program. And now the first lawsuit has been filed in response to the H-1B visa fallout at SCE. The plaintiff, Save Jobs USA, is a group of former veteran employees at SCE who after their firing were forced to train the foreign workers due to...
  • Medical exec ... fired over video of him berating Chick-fil-A staff still unemployed (shortened)

    03/31/2015 5:35:52 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:48 EST, 26 March 2015 | Updated: 05:24 EST, 27 March 2015 | By Myriah Towner and James Nye
    An ex-CFO and Chick-fil-A protestor who lost his job after posting a video rant against one of the chain's employees has since lost his home and lives on food stamps. Adam Mark Smith, 37, who worked for an Arizona-based medical device manufacturer, was shamed after the 2012 YouTube video was posted showing him berating employee Rachel Elizabeth. The video which expressed his disdain over the firm's anti-gay marriage stance went viral, and left him unemployed and forced to lose his home. Nearly three years later, the married father of four is still searching for a job and his family previously...
  • IT Worker Replaced by Foreign National Regrets Voting for Obama

    03/18/2015 1:04:00 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 69 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    “I’ve paid my taxes, obeyed the laws and have been a good citizen supporting the community with donations,” the former SCE worker wrote. “I voted for President Obama and was appalled that he implemented a rule change, which allows work permits to H-1B spouses. My future votes will only go to candidates that support reforms to the H-1B visa program that preserve the American worker.”
  • Oregon Police Dog ‘Cash’ Fired for Poor Performance ... Fear of Heights and Unfitness for Duty Cited

    11/29/2014 6:37:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 28, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Oregon police dog ‘Cash’ fired for poor performance A Belgian Malinois trained to be the ninth member of a Cannon Beach, Oregon, police force has been given the boot, evidently unfit for the field of law enforcement. Two-year-old “Cash” was dismissed before he even got to see action, The Associated Press reported. Among his many faults: He was afraid of heights. He had barking difficulties. And he startled at the slightest of noises, AP reported. On top of that, he couldn’t perform one of his key roles — jumping into high spots, like counters, to sniff out drugs. Instead, he’d...
  • Obama Economy Leaves People Hungry: Underemployed seek meals from food banks

    11/18/2014 9:28:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 17, 2014 | Mary Lou Byrd
    Food banks across the country are reporting shortages as the holidays approach and the underemployed and the long-term unemployed are utilizing them to stave off hunger. Food bank lines continue to swell despite claims by the federal government that the economy is improving and increased spending on food stamps: Forty-six million Americans, or one in five, are now receiving food stamps. “The need continues to be strong. Even though the state level unemployment percent is low, this does not address the underemployed and long-term unemployed,” said Bruce Wilson, director of operations for the New Hampshire Food Bank. NHFB has already...
  • Poloz’s prescription for unemployed youth: Work for free (Canada, eh?)

    11/04/2014 6:28:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 11-4-14 | TAVIA GRANT
    Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has sparked controversy by suggesting young people ought to consider unpaid work as a way to gain job experience. “When I bump into youths, they ask me, you know, ‘What am I supposed to do in a situation?’ I say, look, having something unpaid on your CV is very worth it because that’s the one thing you can do to counteract this scarring effect. Get some real-life experience even though you’re discouraged, even if it’s for free,” Mr. Poloz told reporters Monday in Ottawa.
  • A good explanation of the 'real' unemployment rate

    10/13/2014 1:25:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/13/2014 | Rick Moran
    Everyone who isn't an Obamabot (Paul Krugman) or above the age of 5 knows that the current "official" unemployment rate of 5.9% is bogus. The real number that counts is the labor participation rate which has been shrinking for more than 5 years.Why is the labor force participation rate important? Ken Braun of MLive has very clear explanation: The U.S. “civilian noninstitutional population” - the total count of civilian adults - grew by 217,000 in September, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Those new entrants represent immigrants, young people coming of age, military personnel...
  • Record 92,584,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Hits 36-Year Low

    10/05/2014 8:22:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 3, 2014 - 9:19 AM | Ali Meyer
    A record 92,584,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in September, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.7 percent, a level it has not seen in 36 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. Six times in the last twelve months, the participation rate has been as low as 62.8 percent; but September’s 62.7 percent is the lowest since February of 1978. The participation rate is the percentage of the civilian non-institutional population who participated in the labor force by either having a job or actively seeking one. Those not in...
  • Women who have been unemployed have fewer kids: U.S. study

    10/01/2014 12:49:28 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 14 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 29SEP2014 | al-Reuters Staff Writer
    (Reuters) - Women who were unemployed in their youth tend to have fewer children into middle-age than women who worked, according to a U.S. study released on Monday.
  • 1 in 4 Americans 25-54 Not Working

    09/26/2014 10:07:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 26, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    There are 124.5 million Americans in their prime working years (ages 25–54). Nearly one-quarter of this group—28.9 million people, or 23.2 percent of the total—is not currently employed. They either became so discouraged that they left the labor force entirely, or they are in the labor force but unemployed. ... Those attempting to minimize the startling figures about America’s vanishing workforce—workplace participation overall is near a four-decade low—will say an aging population is to blame. But in fact, while the workforce overall has shrunk nearly 10 million since 2009, the cohort of workers in the labor force ages 55 to...
  • Washington Man First to Buy Legal Weed in Spokane Is Fired After Spotted on News

    07/10/2014 11:38:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 105 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Mike Boyer, 30, was canned Tuesday after waiting 20 hours to buy pot and immediately going home to smoke. He was called up for urine analysis after he was spotted on TV buying the pot. Boyer told The News he 'regrets nothing.'His high was quickly brought low. A Spokane, Wash. man was fired from his job as a security guard the same day he became the first person to legally buy weed in the city Tuesday. “I don’t regret it,” Mike Boyer told the Daily News Wednesday. “I’m sad it happened but I got the title: I’m No. 1. I...
  • 1 in 6 American Men Between Ages 25-54 Are Not Working

    05/30/2014 9:01:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 30, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    There are currently 61.1 million American men in their prime working years, age 25–54. A staggering 1 in 8 such men are not in the labor force at all, meaning they are neither working nor looking for work. This is an all-time high dating back to when records were first kept in 1955. An additional 2.9 million men are in the labor force but not employed (i.e., they would work if they could find a job). A total of 10.2 million individuals in this cohort, therefore, are not holding jobs in the U.S. economy today. There are also nearly 3...
  • Japan girl group AKB48 attacked by male fan with saw

    05/26/2014 8:11:51 AM PDT · by csvset · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2014 | staff
    Two members of popular Japanese pop group AKB48 were injured after a fan attacked them with a saw. Rina Kawaei, 19, and Anna Iriyama, 18, were meeting with fans in the northern city of Takizawa on Sunday when a man lunged forward and slashed them. They sustained cuts on their hands and heads, reported Kyodo. A male staff member was also cut on his hand. The group holds the Guinness record for being the world's largest pop group. The police have arrested the 24-year-old man, identified as Satoru Umeta. AKB48's manager was reported as saying the two girls' surgery was...
  • The Number Of Working Age Americans Without A Job Has Risen By 27 MILLION Since 2000

    05/04/2014 6:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/03/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that there are nearly 102 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now? And 20 percent of all families in the United States do not have a single member that is employed. So how in the world can the government claim that the unemployment rate has "dropped" to "6.3 percent"? Well, it all comes down to how you define who is "unemployed". For example, last month the government moved another 988,000 Americans into the "not in the labor force" category. According to the government, at this moment there are 9.75 million Americans...
  • The dirty little secret behind today's employment report

    04/04/2014 9:23:57 AM PDT · by cutty · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | APRIL 4, 2014 | Jeff Macke
    There's a dirty little secret buried in the monthly employment data. It's a secret so dark, so exquisitely threatening to the financial media industry that those who reveal it risk being expunged from the community like magicians revealing their tricks. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 192,000 jobs were added to the economy in March. The unemployment rate stayed flat at 6.7%. The participation rate rose to 63.2%. Now the dirty secret: none of that actually matters very much. 1.The number itself is simply impossible to measure with any accuracy ... 2.The unemployment rate is irrelevant. ... 3.No...
  • Obamacare’s 30-Hour Workweek Challenged by GOP

    02/19/2014 4:59:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 2/19/14 | Brianna Ehley
    Congressional Republicans will return to Capitol Hill next week with Obamacare in their crosshairs. They’ll take aim at a provision in the law that defines “full- time employees” as those working 30 hours or more. Under Obamacare’s employer mandate, companies with 50 or more “full-time” employees will be required to offer health insurance to their workers or pay a penalty if at least one of their employees purchases a plan through the healthcare marketplace with a federal subsidy. In an Op-Ed published in the National Review Online, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House will be focusing on changing...
  • Obama Democrats’ troubling view on work

    02/09/2014 5:46:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/09/14 | Michael Goodwin
    **SNIP** My, oh, my, how times have changed. America now has a government that views work as a trap and celebrates those who escape it. That is the upshot of last week’s remarkable exchange over ObamaCare. It began when the head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported that the interplay of taxes and subsidies in the law “creates a disincentive for people to work.” The report predicted the mix would lead to fewer hours worked, costing the equivalent of nearly 2.5 million jobs. In response, President Obama’s spokesman pleaded guilty — with pride and pleasure.
  • Democrats new argument on Obamacare jobs decline: It reduces ‘job lock’

    02/05/2014 12:16:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/05/2014 | Aaron Blake
    Democrats are increasingly employing a new tack in the battle over a projected reduction of two million jobs due to Obamacare, saying the decline is actually the result of people not being required to work anymore when they don't want to -- a concept labeled "job lock.""Yesterday, the CBO projected that by 2021 the Affordable Care Act will enable more than 2 million workers to escape 'job-lock' – the situation where workers remain tied to employers for access to health insurance benefits," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) office said in a news release.The release continued: "In addition to being...
  • Big Business Joins Obama Effort to Aid Long-Term Unemployed

    02/01/2014 10:56:00 AM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | Peter Baker
    President Obama has persuaded some of the nation’s largest companies, including Walmart, Apple, General Motors and Ford, to revise their hiring practices to avoid discriminating against applicants who have been out of work for a long time. The White House drafted a set of “best practices” to change employers’ screening processes and solicited individual companies to join the effort. Mr. Obama signed an executive memo on Friday instructing the federal government to abide by the same practices.
  • Vacaying Multi-Millionaire Obama Blasts GOP That Went Home for the Holidays & Abandoned Poor

    01/05/2014 8:37:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Indepebndent Journal Review ^ | January 5, 2014 | Kyle Becker
    It must be nice to a president who has overseen one of the worst recoveries in the modern era, who then moralizes those who think job creation is preferable to endlessly issuing government checks backed by paper money and nearly insurmountable debt. But such is the life of vacationing multi-millionaire Barack Obama, who gets to look down at us while he drives by in a golf cart as small businesses are imploding in the wake of his disastrous policies. Meanwhile, the poor keep getting poorer, and the rich keep getting richer. Dave Urbanski of The Blaze reported on the haughty...
  • Candy Crowley: ‘Why Would I Become a Republican' If I'm Unemployed or on Minimum Wage?

    01/05/2014 2:07:16 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    News Busters ^ | 1-5-14 | Noel Shepard
    On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, host Candy Crowley asked a question of Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.) that should offend people on both sides of the aisle. “If I am an unemployed American…or if I am a minimum wage worker…why would I become a Republican?” (video at source with transcript and commentary):
  • Obama: Unemployment Benefits' Expiration "Just Plain Cruel" [Republicans Not Torturers?]

    01/04/2014 9:56:05 AM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 04, 2013
    JAKE MILLER CBS NEWS January 4, 2014 Obama: Unemployment Benefits' Expiration "Just Plain Cruel" President Obama scolded congressional Republicans on Saturday for abandoning job-seeking Americans by allowing unemployment insurance to expire on Dec. 28, saying the restoration of those benefits should be lawmakers’ “first order of business” when they return from their holiday break. “Just a few days after Christmas, more than one million of our fellow Americans lost a vital economic lifeline – the temporary insurance that helps folks make ends meet while they look for a job,” he said in his weekly address. “And for many of their...
  • Obama to meet with those who lost unemployment benefits

    01/03/2014 6:19:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 3, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama on Tuesday will meet with Americans who lost unemployment benefits at the start of the year, as the White House ramps up pressure on Republicans to extend the federal aid for three months. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the White House gathering during a conference call with reporters, the latest attempt by the Obama administration to highlight the 1.3 million Americans no longer receiving federal unemployment insurance. “This was not only the right thing to do; it was the smart thing to do,” Perez said of the economic repercussions of halting the jobless benefits. “These programs don’t get...
  • Americans’ Participation in Labor Force Hits 35-Year Low

    11/12/2013 3:47:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/12/13 | Ali Meyer
    The percentage of American civilians 16 or older who have a job or are actively seeking one dropped to a 35-year low in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In September, the labor force participation rate was 63.2 percent, but in October it dropped to 62.8 percent—the lowest it has been since February 1978, when Jimmy Carter was president. The labor force, according to BLS, is that part of the civilian noninstitutional population that either has a job or has actively sought one in the last four weeks. The civilian noninstitutional population consists of people 16 or older,
  • Uninsured, Unemployed & Obamacare: Don't Lose Your ID or Password

    10/19/2013 2:55:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | 10/19/13 | Woodlawn Wonder
    **SNIP** So let's recap, if you lose your password you have to call a phone line that's always busy. I expected more from our first technologically savvy presidential administration. Odd---the President can always find a way to get those email blasts to me to ask for money but his crack IT team couldn't retrieve my ID & log in information in a timely manner. Go figure. After a few minutes of stewing, it turned out that the healthcare.gov did have one saving grace that helped me jog my memory.
  • Who's on the Job? Abbott and Costello's perspective.

    08/03/2013 6:07:24 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 12 replies
    Casey Daily Dispatch ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Who's on the Job? COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America. ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 7.8%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%. COSTELLO: You just said 7.8%. ABBOTT: 7.8% unemployed. COSTELLO: Right; 7.8% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%. COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 14.7% unemployed. ABBOTT: No, that's 7.8%. COSTELLO: Wait a minute. Is it 7.8% or 14.7%? ABBOTT: 7.8% are unemployed. 14.7% are out of work. COSTELLO: If you are out of work, you are unemployed. ABBOTT: No, Congress said you can't count the "Out of...
  • U.S. jobless claims rise above expectations last week

    06/20/2013 5:35:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2013
    (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but not enough to signal a material shift from the recent pace of moderate job growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 18,000 to a seasonally adjusted 354,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 2,000 more applications received than previously reported.
  • LAKSHMAN ACHUTHAN: Yes, It's Possible To Be In A Recession With GDP Growth At 2.5%

    04/26/2013 5:02:39 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-26-2013 | Sam Ro
    LAKSHMAN ACHUTHAN: Yes, It's Possible To Be In A Recession With GDP Growth At 2.5% Sam RoApr. 26, 2013, 10:37 AMEarlier today, we learned that real GDP grew at a 2.5% rate in Q1. While this was much lower than the 3.0% growth rate forecasted by economists, it still seems to be a clear indicator of economic growth. But not everyone sees it that way. Lakshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute has long argued that the U.S. economy slipped into a recession in mid-2012. And he is convinced that we continue to be in a recession now. We...
  • Hiding The Unemployed: Disability And The Politics Of Stats (Real Unemployed ~30%)

    04/26/2013 4:40:15 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    Laissez Faire Today ^ | Wendy McElroy
    Hiding The Unemployed: Disability And The Politics Of Stats Wendy McElroyApril 26, 2013 Some statistics cannot be understood without being set within a political framework, because they reflect politics as much as, or more than, they do reality. The unemployment rate is an example and a cautionary tale. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the seasonally adjusted official unemployment rate for February fell to a four-year national low of 7.7%. While the White House cautiously congratulated itself, Republicans quickly pointed to what is often called the real unemployment rate; it stood at 14.3%.The BLS looks at six categories...
  • Record 89,304,000 Americans 'Not in Labor Force' -- 296,000 Fewer Employed Since January

    03/08/2013 9:36:20 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 8, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    <p>The number of Americans designated as "not in the labor force" in February was 89,304,000, a record high, up from 89,008,000 in January, according to the Department of Labor. This means that the number of Americans not in the labor force increased 296,000 between January and February.</p>
  • Homeland Security Prepares Budget Cuts ... Up to 1,000 Furloughs at Secret Service

    02/12/2013 7:54:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | February 11, 2013 | Sara Carter
    Homeland prepares budget cuts, up to 1,000 furloughs at Secret Service • As many as 1,000 Secret Service agents, officers and workers could be furloughed as Homeland Security prepares for sequestration Bracing for the possibility of budget sequestration next month, the Homeland Security Department is making plans to furlough as many as 1,000 Secret Service agents, officers and others employees, officials say. Homeland Security issued its first agency-wide memorandum late last week preparing for sequestration, the sweeping automatic budget cuts set to take effect as early as March 1 under a prior deal between the White House and Congress to...
  • Forget discouraged, 3 million workers hopelessly unemployed

    01/11/2013 3:34:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 01/04/2013 | By Annalyn Kurtz
    Employers may be hiring, but there's another big problem with the job market that isn't being tracked as closely: the hopelessly unemployed. An often overlooked number calculated by the Labor Department shows millions of Americans want a job but haven't searched for one in at least a year. They've simply given up hope. They're not counted as part of the labor force, the official unemployment rate, or the category the Labor Department refers to as "discouraged workers" -- those who haven't bothered to look for work in the last four weeks. These hopelessly unemployed workers have just been jobless so...
  • Navy Dolphins' Work Will Be Outsourced

    12/01/2012 5:15:08 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | December 1, 2012 | Jeanette Steele
    NAVY DOLPHINS’ WORK WILL BE OUTSOURCED Robots to pick up animals’ tasks, like some detection of mines Like the factory worker and travel agent before them, some Navy dolphins trained to hunt down mines are scheduled to be replaced by computers in five years. However, the Navy’s marine mammals aren’t going away. Military-trained dolphins and sea lions will continue to be used for port security and retrieving objects from the sea floor — jobs they are still better at than machines. The Navy’s $28 million marine mammal program, headquartered in San Diego, uses 80 bottlenose dolphins and 40 California sea...
  • Small Business Owner: I’ll Invest In 100 New Jobs – If Romney Wins

    11/05/2012 5:41:19 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | November 4, 2012
    If you’re one of many who are currently unemployed, you may be in luck. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, one area real estate company is willing to invest thousands to create new job opportunities. However, there is a catch. Frank Duffy of Duffy Realty says he will only create the jobs if Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins this Tuesday’s election.
  • Extended Jobless Benefits Set to Expire Dec. 29 (Nation-wide)

    11/02/2012 3:01:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hispanic Business ^ | October 29, 2012 | Richard Craver
    The local economy, already bruised by a persistently high jobless rate, could take another hit as the new year begins, regardless of who is elected president. That's because all federal extended unemployment benefits will expire Dec. 29 unless Congress acts to extend them again. If the expiration occurs, North Carolinians would receive just up to 26 weeks of regular state benefits if they qualify for unemployment benefits, rather than what had been up to 99 weeks of state and federal benefits. Which means anyone whose job was terminated or ended after June 30 will not get any more federal unemployment...
  • Chilling Ad: "The Dinner Table"

    10/09/2012 5:13:39 PM PDT · by chiller · 36 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 10/8/2012 | Americans for Prosperity
  • UNEMPLOYMENT @ 7.8% BREAKING ON FOX NOW

    10/05/2012 5:33:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 116 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | 10/5/12 | Bureau of Labor Statistics/Fox
    Just announced!
  • Real Unemployment Reaches 20% In 7 Colorado Counties

    09/30/2012 7:10:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | September 28, 2012 | Tyler Sandberg
    The slowest economic recovery since World War II is going especially slow for sections of Colorado ... Whereas the unemployment rate doesn’t include people who are out of work, but have given up looking for a job, the “Not Employed Rate” gives a fuller picture of the dire economic situation many Coloradans are currently facing. Colorado has faced one of the slowest economic recoveries in the nation coming out of the recession.
  • New TV series sets sights on chronically unemployed ("Get to Work" on the Sundance Channel)

    08/12/2012 5:12:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/12 | Peter Schroeder
    New TV series sets sights on chronically unemployedBy Peter Schroeder - 08/10/12 09:00 AM ET A new series premiering on the Sundance Channel is aiming to put a fresh face on the overwhelming issue on the campaign trail and in Washington: joblessness. On Thursday, the cable network screened in Washington its premiere episode of "Get to Work," a new series that focuses on the efforts of the chronically unemployed to develop the skills needed to get a job. The Hill was a media partner with Sundance for the event. The program focuses on the STRIVE program out of Second Chance...
  • Thank you Barack Obama

    07/21/2012 8:16:37 PM PDT · by lwoodham · 54 replies
    vanity | 7/21/2012 | lwoodham
    I am a 62 year old engineer who is wheelchair bound. I just got laid off from my job, and I have applied to like 50 jobs so far with no success. I doubt I find one before the election because everyone is afraid to hire because of the uncertainty, and with Obamacare looming, I don't blame them. If Obama is re-elected I am afraid my goose is cooked along with millions of others in the same shape that I am. It's not my nature to seek handouts, so applying for disabilty, social security, etc. is not an option for...
  • Labor Dept. Estimates $7.1 Billion in Overpayments to Unemployed

    07/11/2012 2:51:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/09/12 | ALICE GOMSTYN
    Labor Dept. Estimates $7.1 Billion in Overpayments to UnemployedBy ALICE GOMSTYN ABC NEWS Business Unit July 9, 2010 While many Americans are feeling the pain of expired unemployment benefits, some have gotten a good chunk more than they were legally eligible for. Preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Department of Labor find that, in 2009, states made more than $7.1 billion in overpayments in unemployment insurance, up from $4.2 billion the year before. The total amount of unemployment benefits paid in 2009 was $76.8 billion, compared to $41.6 billion in 2008. Fraud accounted for $1.55 billion in estimated overpayments last...
  • Weekly US unemployment aid applications decline but not enough to signal stronger hiring

    06/28/2012 5:46:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, but the level of applications remains too high to signal a pickup in hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications fell to a seasonally adjusted 386,000. That’s down from 392,000 the previous week, which was revised up. The four-week average, which smooths week-to-week fluctuations, was mostly unchanged at 386,750.
  • Unemployed Brooklyn man misses job interview to save 9-month-old {blown onto subway track]

    06/27/2012 8:06:52 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 77 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 6/26/12; updated 6/27/12 | BY KERRY BURKE, JOE KEMP AND TRACY CONNOR
    An unemployed Brooklyn man missed a job interview Tuesday for the best of reasons: He was saving the life of a 9-month-old boy who was blown into the path of an oncoming subway train by a gust of high wind. Like a superhero without a cape, Delroy Simmonds jumped onto the elevated tracks and hoisted the bleeding child — still strapped into his stroller — to the safety of the platform as the J train bore down on them. The father of two then shrugged off his courageous, selfless act. “Everybody is making me out to be some sort of...
  • Roy Kulcsar Disbarred (Defense Attorney "was a real crook" says Jailed Mob Crook & Former Client)

    06/25/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Larry McShane | NY Daily News
    Defense attorney Roy Kulcsar disbarred for using inmates to recruit new clients Attorney -- who defended terrorist Ramzi Yousef -- paid prisoners through commissary accounts Renowned defense attorney Roy Kulcsar didn’t chase ambulances — just inmates. And to make sure he caught them, he paid cash. Kulcsar funneled nearly $20,000 in illegal “retainers” to dozens of federal prisoners as compensation for steering fellow felons to his law practice, authorities said. The cash-for-clients deal operated between August 2004 and February 2010, with Kulcsar depositing funds into prison commissary accounts, a federal disciplinary committee reported last month. Kulcsar, who once represented 1993...
  • A Million Immigrant Workers Still Stream to U.S. while Many Veterans Have No Work

    06/13/2012 6:48:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Open Salon ^ | JUNE 13, 2012 | Open Salon
    One in Three Young Vets is Unemployed; Unemployment for African American Vets Tops 40% Despite across-the-board high U.S. unemployment and the platitudes of government officials, Congress and the President still hew to policies that allow almost a million new legal immigrant workers to enter the country annually. The unemployment picture for returning veterans is particularly grim. One in three young vets is unemployed. Recently returning veterans age 18 to 24 are being disproportionately affected. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011, young male veterans had an unemployment rate of 29.1 percent, nearly double the rate of their nonveteran...
  • Union aims to organize the unemployed

    06/13/2012 10:41:50 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller. ^ | 12:10 AM 06/13/2012 | Caroline May
    America’s jobless are unionizing, or at least furthering an agenda of one of the nation’s biggest unions. An organization aimed at giving the unemployed more influence has announced it now has more than 100,000 jobless activists in their ranks. The Union of Unemployed (UCubed) Activists is an Internet-centric “community service project” of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) — one of the country’s largest industrial trade unions. “Our objective is to pull together unemployed Americans in a way that allows them to connect, communicate and press their political leaders for policies that will get them back to...
  • Obama administration classifies jobs with political purpose(bus driver, bicycleshop clerk, etc)

    06/07/2012 1:54:09 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 9 replies
    fox ^ | 6 7 12
    The Obama administration on Wednesday acknowledged a wide-ranging definition of “green jobs” that includes bus driver, bicycle-shop clerk and other unexpected lines of employment, which the chairman of the GOP-led House oversight committee said is being done for “clearly political purposes.” GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, made the assertion during a hearing on how the administration counts so-called green jobs and the Labor Department’s recent change to how reporters can access key unemployment reports and other information. The Labor Department "has jeopardized the integrity of employment data in some cases for...
  • Michelle Obama: November election will be close

    06/06/2012 7:26:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 6, 2012 | PATRICK WALTERS
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michelle Obama led pep rallies for hundreds of supporters Wednesday and predicted a tight race for her husband come November, saying campaign will need the same grass-roots efforts as last time in order to win. The first lady addressed hundreds of supporters at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, hours after holding a fundraising event at The Pierre hotel in New York City. In Philadelphia, she urged supporters to keep knocking on doors, making phone calls and telling others about the successes of the past four years — ticking off items such as tax cuts, job gains...