Five years into a deeply unfair economic recovery, a new study shows that 80 percent of American adults will struggle to survive as good jobs go away and the limited U.S. safety net fails to provide for those forced to work part time. How long until it's 99 percent?
Have you ever done anything fun? Gone to a rave or a political protest? Maybe put a video of yourself naked on Tumblr? Called someone a jackass on Twitter? Potential employers hate fun, and if they find out you had some, you may not get the job.
America's jobless people told their tales in 40 episodes of Gawker.com's "Unemployment Stories," and from their experiences you can learn many valuable lessons that might lead to better fortunes. Going into more debt for more education, for example, rarely pays off.
Stock markets tumbled again today on continued worries about the U.S. government slowing down its steady purchases of U.S. bonds—the economic recovery hasn't been strong or sustained enough to survive without the Federal Reserve constantly creating money to buy its own bonds.
With unemployment at 9.1%, many are turning to (and relying on) the government to help them out with jobs. This is great! Except when the federal jobs server goes down, erasing the hopes of 70,000 people. Oops.
With the unemployment rate hovering at ten percent and the stock market melting down, it's a scary time to think about the future. Especially if you're unemployed yourself, or worried about losing your job. But science fiction has the answer!
What is it that the unemployed need more than anything to get back on their feet? The Onion's panel of experts (mostly) agrees: Apple products. The worst part? Somewhere, someone without a job probably is plunking down a cool grand on a MacBook Pro refurb because learning graphic design is the only way out of his…
Being unemployed is generally regarded as detrimental to your mental health, with the prevailing wisdom being that gainful employment will fix you right up. Unfortunately, according to research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a crappy job can be just as bad — if not worse — than unemployment.
$1.30 barely gets vending machine soda, but it's enough to leave an NY lawyer without unemployment benefits. Her total Adsense earning of $238.75 was enough to trigger that response because there aren't proper guidelines in place for such residual earnings.