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Recovery? What Recovery?

Once again, the media is downplaying a blockbuster story—recovery? what recovery?—by dulling it down with a pile of dry, impenetrable statistics.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  06-08-2012  |  Economy

Job Prospects Looking Up for College Gradsnew

Class of 2012 gets a break.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Michelle Boudin and Joanne Spataro  |  05-15-2012  |  Economy

Does Your Boss Steal Your Pay?new

As if rising prices and job insecurity weren't enough, many workers are victims of wage theft.
Valley Advocate  |  Stephanie Kraft  |  07-14-2011  |  Economy

Growth and Prosperitynew

Urban sprawl doesn't create jobs. The “conventional wisdom” that growth generates economic and employment benefits was not supported by the data. The study found that those metro areas that have fared the best had the lowest growth rates.
Eugene Weekly  |  Eben Fodor  |  01-06-2011  |  Housing & Development

Imprisoned, Rehabilitated, Unemployednew

Oakland's large population of ex-felons struggle to get jobs. And their only glimmer of hope -- a certificate of rehabilitation -- isn't easy to get.
East Bay Express  |  Alexa Vaughn  |  10-13-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Hundreds of Monterey County Educators Expect Pink Slips This Monthnew

With education budgets squeezed statewide, Monterey County teachers are bracing for lay-off notices that, by law, districts must send by March 15 if they anticipate downsizing next year.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Robin Urevich  |  03-11-2010  |  Education

Longtime Target Employees Say They Were Forced Out Because of Their Salariesnew

According to Manny Lovio, after 26 years with Target — without any discipline problems — he was asked to quit. When he refused, he was fired. He was escorted to his desk to clean out his belongings and then guided out of the store in front of co-workers and customers.
Tucson Weekly  |  Mari Herreras  |  02-24-2010  |  Business & Labor

The Craziest Tax in America

Lost your job? The IRS thinks you're loaded
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  01-07-2010  |  Economy

'Up In The Air' Steers Clear of the Predictable Route, Lands the Emotionnew

Jason Reitman's very loose and awfully affecting adaptation of Walter Kirn's 2001 novel about Ryan Bingham, who, when he's not busy traversing the flyover states delivering pink slips, delivers motivational speeches about emptying out one's metaphoric backpack.
Dallas Observer  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  12-07-2009  |  Reviews

Recession Diaries: Tales of Philly's Young, Educated and Underemployednew

While the less educated are getting hit the hardest, things are quickly deteriorating for the college-educated work force. Experts say that one in five college graduates say they're overqualified for their current jobs.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Daniel Denvir  |  11-30-2009  |  Economy

Cartoon: Tax Summitnew

Obama wants the jobless to wait for his "jobs forum" to work. Why shouldn't he wait too?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  11-25-2009  |  Cartoons

Cartoon: Jobs of the Futurenew

Obama is pushing education. But there are no jobs.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  11-25-2009  |  Cartoons

Bhutanese Refugees Move from Nepalese Camps to Our Slow Job Marketnew

The 15 refugee families settling in Colorado Springs face the unique challenge of surviving a time of economic turmoil while acclimating to a new culture and new language, all with limited assistance.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Anthony Lane  |  10-15-2009  |  Immigration

Who Took Our Jobs? Why Oregon's Unemployment is at the Top of the Charts ... Againnew

Studying unemployment figures in Oregon is like being a homicide detective in Baltimore -- there's no lack of casework. The problem is, how to piece together so much evidence. There's no shortage of theories why our unemployment is always among the nation's highest -- here are a few possibilities.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  10-14-2009  |  Economy

The New Vegas Identity: Unemployednew

Unemployment isn't just a noun anymore. In Las Vegas, it's a perpetual state of being. I should know: I was laid off from my Las Vegas newspaper job while I was writing a series about unemployed Nevadans. The irony is so sick it's funny -- even six months later.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Becky Bosshart  |  10-09-2009  |  Economy

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