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  • Living through layoffs

    Living  through layoffs
    We're a country where careers are often part of our identity, and you don't suddenly yank that part of a person out without ripping up the rest.
  • December jobs report: Hiring up, unemployment down

    December jobs report: Hiring up, unemployment down
    American employers stepped up their hiring in December, bringing the unemployment rate down again. The economy added 200,000 jobs in the month, the Labor Department reported Friday, closing out the year with 1.6 million jobs gained in 2011. Only 940,...

    Robert B. Reich: The downward mobility of the American middle class

    January's increase in hiring is good news, but it masks a bigger and more disturbing story -- the continuing downward mobility of the American middle class. Most of the new jobs being created are in the lower-wage sectors of the economy -- hospital...

    Nationwide unemployment rate drops to 8.3 percent

    Nationwide unemployment rate drops to 8.3 percent
    The latest unemployment numbers released Friday showed more Americans are finding work.   The Labor Department said employers added 243,000 jobs in January, bringing the unemployment rate down to 8.3 percent. That’s the lowest rate since...

    'I guess there's just a meanness in this world'

    'I guess there's just a meanness in this world'
    "They wanted to know why I did what I did/Well sir, I guess there's just a meanness in this world" — Bruce Springsteen, "Nebraska." That haunting song is about a guy and a girl who go on a killing spree, so I'm not suggesting the subject directly...