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by Seth Freed Wessler on November 29 2010, 9:58AM
With a cost-cutting GOP coming to town, this may be the last benefit extension for millions out of work.
by Naima Ramos-Chapman on November 18 2010, 10:14AM
Even among college grads, the racial disparity in joblessness is stunning. The consequences are longterm.
by Yvonne Yen Liu on November 17 2010, 3:43PM
Studies show this crisis isn’t just about money any more.
by Seth Freed Wessler on November 16 2010, 11:41AM
Food stamps helped significantly, but Congress is busy cutting funding for them.
by Kai Wright on October 22 2010, 10:28AM
And President Obama’s willful complicity in Wall Street’s scam.
by Julianne Hing on October 20 2010, 12:05PM
In one poor town, they’re scraping together volunteer labor and donated materials to get out of tent cities.
by Seth Freed Wessler on October 15 2010, 12:12PM
After lawmakers finish talking about unemployed on the stump, they’ve got just two weeks to help them.
by Kai Wright on October 8 2010, 1:03PM
The latest indignity: Tens of thousands of government jobs cut as inequality continues to grow.
by Seth Freed Wessler on September 30 2010, 4:10PM
As Congress takes off for midterm elections, it seals the fate of the one real jobs program we had.
by Brentin Mock on September 30 2010, 11:54AM
Keilen Williams doesn’t know where to direct his economic frustrations. Scapegoating pols and profiteering capitalists tell him and other workers to blame each other.
by Michelle Chen on September 17 2010, 10:00AM
While much of the media has focused on the debate over extending Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, some other tax relief for the less-than-wealthy hardly gets a second glance.
by Seth Freed Wessler on September 16 2010, 5:08PM
More people than ever rely on some form of government benefits.
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.