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The Jobless Trap

Many say that the economy is on the mend, but there are troubling new statistics about who exactly is in this new economy. According to… 204 more words

Economics

How Long You’ll Be Unemployed - Look at the Unemployment Rate

A few factors do make a difference. Men are a bit more likely to become long-term unemployed than women; blacks are more likely than whites; and, most significantly, older workers are more likely than younger ones. 259 more words

In The News

How long will it take for the unemployed to find a job?

While market reports seem to be noting an upswing toward recovery in the U.S. economy, there are still many people who are unemployed that lost their jobs as a result of the Great Recession.   162 more words

Economy

Yellen's Economic Forecast

The Fed’s own forecasts project that the unemployment rate will bottom out and inflation will pick up by the end of 2016, marking the first time in nearly a decade that the economy is running close to full steam.

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Economics

Long-Term unemployed - A sharp drop-off in the number of interview requests for those whose nonemployment spell topped six months finds research

Three recent audit studies on nonemployment discrimination report results consistent with the long-term jobless having significantly lower chances of being invited to job interviews. Given the design of previous studies unfavorable treatment can be due to a marginal preference among employers for hiring applicants with shorter spells or to stronger negative beliefs about the long-term nonemployed. 243 more words

United States

America's (quality) jobs creator: Community colleges

To prep the next generation of workers, getting the right skills is critical. And young people don’t have to travel very far to get the training they need. 1,135 more words

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Long-term unemployment: What the U.S. can learn from Sweden

The U.S. can learn from other countries who have had to battle the most stubborn problem in the job market today.

FORTUNE — It’s doubtful most Americans had any idea how good they’d had it. 655 more words

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