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D.C. Mayor Says New Program Will Enhance City Job Training

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city spends $100 million a year on job training, and it’s not clear how much of it is money well spent.


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Unemployment Can Profoundly Affect Your Personality, Study Shows

Anyone who has been unemployed knows — being out of work has a profound affect on you.


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Study: Unemployment Linked To 45,000 Global Suicides Each Year

One-in-five suicides, or about 45,000 each year between 2000-2011, have been linked to unemployment.


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Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.9 Percent As 248,000 Jobs Added In September

The U.S. economy generated 248,000 jobs in September, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent, its lowest level in six years.


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Obama On Job Picture: ‘We’re On A Streak’

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.


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Pope: Working On Sundays Harmful To Families, Friendships

Pope Francis has lamented the abandoning of the traditionally Christian practice of not working on Sundays, saying it has a negative impact on families and friendships.


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Study: Black College Graduates Twice As Likely To Be Unemployed

In the report, “A College Degree is No Guarantee” from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, study authors Janelle Jones and John Schmitt find that the Great Recession has been difficult for all recent college graduates, but black graduates remain the hardest hit by unemployment.


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Study: Childhood Bullying Victims Still Suffer At Age 50

The effects of childhood bullying can last through adolescence, and even negatively affect victims decades later until the age of fifty.


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Unemployment Rates Fall in 21 US States Last Month

More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.


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Urban League: Underemployment Rate For African-American Workers Is 20.5 Percent

While unemployment has been a major impediment to African-Americans’ economic progress, underemployment is a bigger obstacle for them than it is for whites or Hispanics, the National Urban League says in its latest State of Black America report.