Unemployment

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Report: Blacks Twice As Likely As Whites To Be Unemployed

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.

04/02/2014

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Poll: American Confidence In Availability Of ‘Quality’ Jobs Still Low

The findings of a recent Gallup Poll show that few people in the United States feel there are adequate opportunities for finding a “quality job.”

03/11/2014

Poll: Unemployment Now Number One National Problem

For the first time since October, Americans no longer think politicians are the biggest national problem.

02/19/2014

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Intellectually Disabled Struggling to Find Work

Most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions spent on government programs to help them. Even when they find work, it’s often part time, in a dead-end job or for pay well below the minimum wage.

02/17/2014

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Arlington County Has Lowest Unemployment Rate In Va.

Arlington County had Virginia’s lowest jobless rate with 3.1 percent in December.

02/06/2014

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Poll: Americans Feel Government Is Nation’s Biggest Problem

According to a recent poll, Americans feel that the largest problem plaguing the nation is its government.

01/15/2014

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GOP Constituents Also Depend On Jobless Aid

When federal emergency unemployment benefits expired last month, the effects ran deep in a Colorado county marked by two exit ramps off Interstate 25 — one leading to the conservative religious group Focus on the Family, the other to the Fort Carson Army post.

01/14/2014

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O’Malley Urges Extending Unemployment Benefits

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has written a letter signed by 13 other Democratic governors urging Congress to extend unemployment insurance benefits.

01/08/2014

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1.3 Million Losing Unemployment Benefits Saturday

More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, entailing potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy and setting up a tense battle when Congress reconvenes in the new year.

12/27/2013

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Study: Men Unemployed For Extended Period Of Time Age Faster

According to a recent study, men who are unemployed for more than two years show signs of faster aging in their DNA.

11/24/2013

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