Unemployed Americans Are Miserable, and Republicans Are Making It Worse

Unemployed Americans Are Miserable, and Republicans Are Making It Worse
For much of the year, congressional Democrats have tried to convince their Republican counterparts to pass an extension of long-term unemployment benefits, arguing that failure to do only exacerbates the pain of the long-term unemployed. A 2012 paper dug …
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June Unemployment Rate Up Slightly in New Hampshire
New Hampshire officials say the state’s unemployment rate went up slightly in June, to 2.8 percent. The state employment security office says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up a tenth of a percentage point from the May rate of 2.7 …
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Unemployment and Stimulus
The strangest thing happened on Friday. It was reported that the U.S. economy lost 600,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate jumped to 7.6%, but the stock market rallied anyway. Partly, this was because the stock market is a forward-looking …
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A GIF of world unemployment since 1991
Labor markets around the world are deeply in the red. Global unemployment hovered at 6% in 2013, with 202 million jobless—a 5 million increase from the year before. That’s according to a report last week from the International Labour Organization, a UN …
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