The growing ranks of the long-term jobless are clamoring for more jobless benefits. Will anyone listen?
The US economy is only creating half the jobs it would need to to move back towards full employment. At this rate, replacing the lost jobs will take until 2020.
When Sen. Jim Bunning lifted his block, the Senate approved a 30-day extension of federal unemployment benefits. More than 200,000 unemployed Americans were set to lose benefits, half of whom already had stopped receiving unemployment checks.
With major airports and the federal government shut down, effects from this week's snow storm will linger beyond the time needed to dig out. The unemployed may be impacted by Congress' snow days, unless lawmakers are able to rush through a bill extending their benefits.
US businesses made job cuts in December, when many had expected Friday’s employment report to find a gain in jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 10 percent.
President Obama will host a jobs summit in December to consider strategies for shrinking ranks of the unemployed. What are some options?
Armed with federal funds, governors have announced new programs ranging from gas vouchers to job training.
Some 4.4 million jobs have disappeared since the recession began in 2007.
January's loss of 598,000 jobs hit factory workers and professional and business-services employees hardest.
The unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent in December.