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Why Today's Unemployment Number Isn't So Great After All

Why Today’s Unemployment Number Isn’t So Great After All

by Imara Jones on January 10 2014, 1:19PM

The reason why the unemployment rate seems to be the best since 2008 is that so many Americans have given up looking for work.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Grinches Who Stole Jobless Benefits

The Grinches Who Stole Jobless Benefits

by Imara Jones on December 17 2013, 7:00AM

And may further wreck the whole economy in the process.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

The Illegal Background-Check Boom

The Illegal Background-Check Boom

by Kai Wright on November 7 2013, 10:51AM

Employers are increasingly skirting the law with hiring bans on people with criminal records—a trend that has been devastating for black and Latino workers.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy, Jobs Crisis

Another Gloomy Jobs Report, as D.C. Budget Battle Bumbles Along

Another Gloomy Jobs Report, as D.C. Budget Battle Bumbles Along

by Imara Jones on April 5 2013, 12:00PM

Another example of the massive gap between reality and the discussion in the Beltway.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

98 Percent Pass Indiana's Job Training Drug Tests

98 Percent Pass Indiana’s Job Training Drug Tests

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 4:26PM

The state has spent thousands of dollars to prevent 23 applicants that tested positive for drug use from joining the program.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Politics

What's Holding Up Job Creation in Washington? Let's Find Out

What’s Holding Up Job Creation in Washington? Let’s Find Out

by Shani O. Hilton on May 17 2011, 10:16AM

Colorlines’ D.C. reporter/blogger Shani O. Hilton will spend the summer blogging out the institutional and political hurdles, and the overlooked solutions.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Despite Gains, Job Drought Continues for Workers of Color

Despite Gains, Job Drought Continues for Workers of Color

by Shani O. Hilton on March 4 2011, 1:21PM

While official stats say that unemployment is at a two-year low, that number doesn’t take into account people who’ve simply given up.

Topics: Jobs Crisis

Have Behavioral Economists Ever Met a Poor Person?

Have Behavioral Economists Ever Met a Poor Person?

by Channing Kennedy on February 3 2011, 3:49PM

It’s no secret that America’s safety net is quickly evaporating.

Topics: Economy

D.C.'s Trading Games Leave Jobless Workers Out Infographic

D.C.’s Trading Games Leave Jobless Workers Out

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 1 2010, 12:30PM

While jobless workers wait for relief, the White House compromises away any hopes.

Topics: Economy

Asian Long-Term Unemployment Ticks Up in California

Asian Long-Term Unemployment Ticks Up in California

by Michelle Chen on September 15 2010, 9:30AM

In California, Asian Americans may suffer relatively low rates of unemployment, but a surprising number of them tend to stay stuck in that hole for a long time.

Topics: Economy, On Gender

Health Care and the

Health Care and the “Model Minority Myth”

by Jamilah King on August 24 2010, 3:12PM

There’s a physical risk in believing the hype.

Topics: Economy, Health

Poor, Jobless, and Getting out the Vote

Poor, Jobless, and Getting out the Vote

by Michelle Chen on August 19 2010, 9:15AM

Labor hopes to make the unemployed their own political interest group.

Topics: On Gender, Politics

Lawmakers Prepare for Showdown Over Jobs

Lawmakers Prepare for Showdown Over Jobs

by Jamilah King on July 7 2010, 4:16PM

Democrats and Republicans spend the congressional recess getting ready to blame each other for the recession that will surely still be with us come November.

Topics: Economy

Farm Workers Dare Xenophobes to Take Jobs

Farm Workers Dare Xenophobes to Take Jobs

by Kai Wright on June 26 2010, 10:14AM

But mind the fine print: It’s temp work with barely legal pay, perfectly legal overtime exemption and you’ll probably get heat stroke.

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Race Drives Jobless Numbers in Worst-Hit Cities

Race Drives Jobless Numbers in Worst-Hit Cities

by Michelle Chen on June 14 2010, 9:29AM

The unemployment rate varies wildly across different regions. But there’s one consistent pattern throughout: to find the people hurting the most, look to the neighborhoods where Black and brown people live. The Economic Policy Institute’s latest breakdown of unemployment looks…

Topics: Economy, Race and Recession

Will Congress Get it Together and Pass an Unemployment Insurance Extension?

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 25 2010, 10:16AM

The House was expected to vote today to extend unemployment benefits until the end of the year. But according the the Ways and Means Committee press office this morning, the spending measure will not make it to the floor until…

Topics: Economy

Economic Inequality from Cradle to Grave

by Michelle Chen on May 24 2010, 9:27AM

What’s an acceptable level of social inequality? The loaded answer is obviously “none.” But it seems that few people realize what the socioeconomic gaps across racial and gender lines aren’t just about paychecks of different sizes. The damage lasts far…

Topics: Economy, Race and Recession

Senate Okays Unemployment Benefit Extension, and Gets Ready to Bungle it All Over Again Next Month

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 13 2010, 9:30AM

After an afternoon of long-winded speeches from both sides of the aisle, the Senate voted to move forward with the extension of unemployment benefits. The vote comes after the Senate failed to pass an extension before going on break more…

Topics: Economy, Race and Recession

Welfare Recipients Forced to Sell Food Stamps to Buy Basic Necessities

by Debayani Kar on February 19 2010, 7:16AM

ARC researcher and ColorLines journalist Seth Wessler joined Luz Santana of Vecinos Unidos on Democracy Now! this morning to discuss how people, especially women and mothers, are making ends meet through the recession. Seth profiled the work and experience…

Topics: Race and Recession

Black Unemployment Crisis: “Social Catastrophe” in the Making

by Michelle Chen on November 25 2009, 11:47PM

The latest employment figures sadly unsurprising: with about 35 percent of black men aged 16 to 24 unemployed, the epidemic of joblessness in Black America encapsulates a nationwide crisis. Although high unemployment and deep racial disparities are nothing new,…

Topics: Economy, Race and Recession

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