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  • 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 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

    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
    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...
  • Report says 230,000 unemployed losing benefits over weekend

    05/14/2012 2:49:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/13/12 | Vicki Needham
    Report says 230,000 unemployed losing benefits over weekendBy Vicki Needham - 05/13/12 06:24 PM ET More than 230,000 unemployed workers will lose their jobless benefits this weekend as portions of federal programs expire across several states. All told, 409,300 long-term unemployed Americans in 27 states will have lost upward of 20 weeks of federal unemployment benefits by this past Saturday, even as the many state jobless rates remain high, according to a new analysis by the National Employment Law Project (NELP). The latest batch of cuts affects 236,300 unemployed people in eight states — California (11%), Texas (7%) Pennsylvania (7.5%),...
  • Abbott and Costello Do Unemployment

    05/05/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Unsourced E-mail | May 5, 2012 | Unsourced E-mail
    Abbott and Costello Do Unemployment (Someone e-mailed this cleverly written riff to me just after the April 2012 Obama unemployment figures were released. If they were alive, I am sure that Abbott and Costello would do a gag just like this.) COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America . ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible times. It’s 9%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: You just said 9%. ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed. COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed. ABBOTT: No, that’s 9%…...
  • A Surprising Statistic About The Long-Term Unemployed (Breaking them down by education)

    05/05/2012 6:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/05/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Pew is out with a new study (.pdf) about the long-term unemployed in America. The long-tern unemployed are people who have been unemployed at least a year, and as you can see (and as you should know by know), the scale of the problem these days is way bigger than it has been during any other period over the last half a century. Click the chart to enlarge. What's interesting is that the population that makes up the long-term unemployed is very different than the unemployed population as a whole. Check out this breakdown of the unemployed and long-term unemployed...
  • U.S. jobless claims drop 1,000 to 388,000

    04/26/2012 5:39:05 AM PDT · by Reagan69 · 15 replies
    marketwatch ^ | 04/26/2012 | Jeffrey Bartash
    The number of Americans who filed requests for jobless benefits was virtually unchanged last week at 388,000, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday, keeping claims near their highest level of 2012. Claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 389,000 from 386,000.
  • Acing the Interview: Audaciously

    04/07/2012 4:17:27 PM PDT · by InHisService · 30 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | 4-7-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    My last interview was typical of the new "selection process" employers utilize to weed out the unwanted and unemployable. The first interview was only round one in the boxing ring fighting to get a job. The recruiter gave us the heads up about the selection process. "Today is the first round, and out of that group we will select those who will be brought back for a second interview. If that goes well, we'll have a third interview, where we will interrogate you with a Tae Kwon Do master on hand. You will be tied to a chair with rope...
  • f it all comes down to jobs, who will prevail?

    02/21/2012 1:23:21 PM PST · by landsbaum · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Some say “It’s the jobs stupid,” a variation of the prescient admonition of Bill Clinton’s 1992 election campaign. Well, if it’s all about the jobs, how will the incumbent Barack Obama fare against a Republican opponent, whoever that might be? Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, makes a case that others have alluded to – the vast number of Americans not counted among the official “unemployed.” The administration may be able to doctor the officially blessed data released monthly, but . . .
  • ART CASHIN: The Unemployed Are Now Going On Disability And It's Costing The Government Billions

    02/14/2012 8:20:19 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 1+ views
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2012 | Sam Ro
    ART CASHIN: The Unemployed Are Now Going On Disability And It's Costing The Government Billions Sam RoFebuary 14, 2012 In this morning's Cashin's Comments, Art Cashin points to some disturbing research regarding the recent bump in disability benefit applications: I’m Sick Of Being Unemployed - A couple of strange and rather disquieting reports circulated among the Friends of Fermentation yesterday. The topic was unemployment or, more specifically, where do those people go who have stopped looking for work. Their absence is credited with distorting the unemployment rate and making it lower than most expect or believe. The reports I allude...
  • Job news = good news? Not exactly

    02/01/2012 11:18:22 AM PST · by landsbaum · 5 replies
    The Register is reporting this morning that private employers added 170,000 jobs in January. So, isn’t that good news? Well, probably for those 170,000 people, whoever they are. But economists tell us that, give or take, from 125,000 to 200,000 enter the job market monthly. That means . . .
  • Tracking the Unreported (15.6%) Unemployed

    01/04/2012 4:27:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 01/04/2012 | By Aparna Mathur & Matt Jensen
    President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 after having campaigned on the broad promise of "hope" and "change." However, to stay in office, there is one thing President Obama should hope for: an improvement in the employment picture before the 2012 elections. The last three years have seen some of the highest unemployment rates reported since the Great Depression. The official rate moved from 5 percent in January 2008 to a high of 10.1 percent in October 2009, and a current rate of 8.6 percent. It rests 3 points above the 1948-2007 average of 5.6 percent. Unfortunately, the reality...
  • Obamanomics: Just 55.3 Percent of Americans Between 16 and 29 Have Jobs

    12/30/2011 9:16:54 AM PST · by Qbert · 18 replies
    CNN via Fox Nation ^ | 12/30/2011 | Brad Chase
    Have the youth given up on Obama? By Brad Chase - Special to CNN In 2008, the youth vote helped sweep Barack Obama into office.  Americans 18-29 spread the word on social media, energized fundraising and went to the polls. In 2012, the youth vote is moving on and throwing those omnipresent “Hope” bumper stickers and t-shirts in garbage bins.   Not because of apathy.  Not because another candidate generates more enthusiasm.  Not because of his character.  Not because they think voting is pointless.  The 18-29 vote is up for grabs in 2012 because youth can’t afford cars to put...
  • Woman tells how she turned to the sex industry to fund her studies

    12/15/2011 9:07:49 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:26 PM on 15th December 2011 | By Jessica Satherley
    After it was revealed yesterday that an increasing number of women are using the sex industry to pay their way through university, one woman has told her story of stripping while studying. Emma Green, of Glamorgan, Wales, turned to stripping on a webcam for men and earned £200-a-week to fund her studies. The 25-year-old, who studied multi-media design at Glamorgan University before spending another year at a beauty therapy college in 2009, says a normal part-time job was out of the question because of her intense course workload.
  • Mass Burial Held For Over 1,600 LA County Residents

    12/07/2011 11:42:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 7, 2011 11:02 AM
    The remains of hundreds of Los Angeles County residents whose bodies were never claimed by family or friends were buried in a mass grave Wednesday. “This holiday season many of us are reminded how fortunate we are to be surrounded by our loved ones,” Supervisor Don Knabe said Tuesday, when he and his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors observed a moment of silence for the people being buried. “Sadly, not everyone shares this blessing.” He said the 1,639 people designated for the mass interment at the Los Angeles County Crematory and Cemetery “are individuals that, for one reason or...