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  1. the money game
    Low Unemployment Won’t Save This EconomyThe labor market is still running hot, even after the Federal Reserve has been trying its hardest to slow things down.
  2. the money game
    Where Did 1 Million Workers Go Last Month?The unemployment rate is still near a 50-year low, but more people keep dropping out of the workforce.
  3. explainer
    Why Pandemic Unemployment Benefits (Probably) Won’t Be ExtendedDelta is extending the pandemic, but Congress isn’t extending UI. Here’s what the expiration of enhanced benefits means for workers and the economy.
  4. the democrats
    Democrats Must Stop the IRS From Eating the Unemployed’s Stimulus ChecksIf Biden doesn’t forgive the taxes on millions of Americans’ unemployment benefits, they might not forgive him for their giant surprise tax bills.
  5. covid-19
    Families of Color Are Now Facing an Economic DisasterThe pandemic is making America’s existing racial inequalities worse.
  6. labor
    Nevada Sex Workers Are Getting Stiffed by Brothels, the Government — and COVIDBarred from both working and receiving unemployment benefits, sex workers are struggling to survive the inequality of the socially distanced economy.
  7. the economy
    Jobless Claims Rise Again As Virus SurgesA sign that economic recovery may be stalling out as the pandemic grips America again.
  8. the top line
    The Good News and the Bad News in the Latest Jobs ReportThe economy added a record 4.8 million workers. But there are also some warning signs.
  9. coronavirus
    No Employment Boom for Georgia After ReopeningBrian Kemp’s gamble on a quick reopening hasn’t spiked COVID-19 cases yet. Nor has it so far produced any employment gains.
  10. vision 2020
    The Coronavirus May Be Turning Generational Voting Patterns Upside DownBiden’s looking good with his fellow seniors, but Trump’s doing better than expected with younger voters, and the pandemic may help explain it.
  11. coronavirus
    More Than 22 Million Americans Have Filed for Unemployment in the Past MonthLast week, another 5.2 million people lost their jobs in the U.S. as the coronavirus continues to ravage the economy.
  12. vision 2020
    Biden Inches Toward Sanders on Health Care, Student LoansBut on health care in particular, Biden’s revised plan doesn’t do much for those about to get hammered with private-health-insurance costs.
  13. the top line
    Another Bloodbath Week for UnemploymentThe only sliver of good news is that expanded unemployment benefits will help keep more people financially afloat for a while.
  14. coronavirus
    NJ Governor Requests Expertise of 6 People Who Still Know COBOLWhy the effort to mitigate the coronavirus now means mobilizing coders who still know the decades-old programming language.
  15. the top line
    Job Cuts Will Hit Industries You Don’t ExpectJob loss across the economy, even in sectors where you may not have known to look for it, will lead to less spending power and its ripple effects.
  16. the top line
    The Unemployment Situation Will Get Worse Before It Gets BetterFriday’s jobs report doesn’t look too bad at first glance, showing March unemployment at 4.4 percent. But that number is stale and irrelevant.
  17. the top line
    Today’s 3.3 Million Job Losses Is Just the StartWhile the initial unemployment claims figure released on Thursday is shockingly high, it also is probably low.
  18. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since 2000 — But Wage Growth Remains TepidThe new jobs report depicts a resolutely good economy — but still not a great one.
  19. Latest Jobs Report Is a ‘Dream’ for Wall StreetStrong employment growth and low wage growth is just what the doctor ordered for stocks. But a possible trade war still looms.
  20. The Economy Added 228,000 Jobs in November As Unemployment Held SteadyIt’s another sign of a robust, growing economy.
  21. The Opioid Crisis Is Taking a Toll On the American Labor ForceA new study suggests that opioid use may account for 20 percent of the decline in workforce participation among American men.
  22. The U.S. Economy Doesn’t Care Who’s PresidentIn June, there were an impressive 222,000 new jobs created. How much does Trump’s agenda have to do with it?
  23. May Jobs Report Disappoints Despite 16-Year Unemployment LowThe 138,000 jobs added to the economy were well below expectations.
  24. March Jobs Report Falls Short of ExpectationsAfter predictions of a big month, the official jobs report for March showed growth slowing to 98,000 jobs, though the unemployment rate did drop.
  25. The U.S. Economy Created 235,000 New Jobs in the First Full Month Under TrumpWhich is to say, pretty much in line with what was happening under Obama.
  26. bill de blasio’s new york
    City Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level in 7 Years NYC added 24,700 jobs in the third quarter of 2015.
  27. millennial millennialism
    World Bank: Many Millennials May Never Be Able to Land a Decent JobYoung, unemployed, and rebellious.
  28. the economy
    1.3 Million People Lost Unemployment Benefits TodayIncluding 127,000 New Yorkers.
  29. Want a Job in Law? Learn to Defend Accused Terrorists“New York is home of the terror bar.”
  30. the end of the great recession
    The Most Important Number in America Is a Good One [Updated]Great news for President Obama, and the unemployed.
  31. early and awful
    Fox News Misleads on Unemployment Rate“Other than Fox News, where are you really seeing those statistics?” asks one proud Fox contributor.
  32. summer fun
    100-Person Poll: The McCarren Park Pool Weekday Jobs ReportWhat kind of professionals can spend their nine-to-five hours poolside?
  33. summertime blues
    New York Teenagers Have Plenty of Time to Make Trouble This Summer Because they can’t find jobs.
  34. it’s the economy
    Jobs Growth Lower Than Expected, Unemployment SteadyThat’s not good for President Obama.
  35. unemployment
    NYC Unemployment Rising Despite HiringJob seekers coming to the city may be pushing up the rate.
  36. jobs jobs jobs
    Unemployment Rate Now Lowest Since February 2009How long can Mitt Romney keep saying that President Obama made the economy worse?
  37. obama
    Federal Workers to Get a Raise, GOP to Get MadWhite House to seek an end to the pay freeze on government workers.
  38. jobs jobs jobs
    Jobless Claims Are Lowest Since April, But There’s a Caveat“Technical difficulties.”
  39. rick rolling
    Rick Perry’s Sparkling Jobs Record Took a Hit in the Month of AugustUnemployment was up in the month of August.
  40. jobs jobs jobs
    Some Actual Unemployed People Share Their Thoughts on Obama’s SpeechWe gather some reactions from the people with the most at stake.
  41. unemployment
    U.S. Economy Now Using Numbers to Convince You It’s StuckA net of zero new jobs added in August.
  42. lies and the lying liars who tell them
    BREAKING: Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity Are LiarsThey’re claiming that President Obama inherited a 5.7 or 5.6 percent unemployment rate.
  43. jobs jobs jobs
    Unemployment Dips to 9.1 PercentThis is good news, but not quite good enough.
  44. ink-stained wretches
    L.A. Times Reporters Should Think Twice About Going to AlaskaLand of long-distance layoffs.
  45. unemployment
    It’s Really, Really Hard to Get a Job When You Don’t Have OneIn case you needed more proof of life’s cruel unfairness.
  46. where’d all the good news go?
    More Bad Economic News for the U.S.From overseas: Italian economy shaky, Chinese imports dip.
  47. bons mots
    Jay-Z Not Happy With Employment Numbers“Numbers don’t lie. Unemployment is pretty high.”
  48. early and awkward
    Unemployment Rate Won’t Matter in 2012, Obama Adviser ClaimsA clumsy remark is already being seized upon by Mitt Romney.
  49. jobs jobs jobs
    Hiring Slows Even Further, Unemployment Rises to 9.2 PercentThat’s up from 9.1 percent last month.
  50. jobs jobs jobs
    Hiring Slowed Last Month, Unemployment at 9.1 PercentThis is not good news.
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