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    February 22, 2014  

    On Dec. 28, 1.3 million Americans lost their unemployment insurance when an emergency federal unemployment insurance program expired. Critics of extended unemployment benefits say the benefits raise jobless numbers by allowing people to stay unemployed longer instead of taking an available job. But people like Trista Selmar-Steed, a 38-year-old former medical biller who lost her job in 2012, say the benefits have kept her family above water while she looks for work. Special correspondent John Carlos Frey reports from Georgia. Continue reading

  • inequality
    December 27, 2013  

    Despite a stubborn unemployment rate, benefits will soon end for the 1.3 million who have been jobless for more than six months. A political battle over those benefits reflects a broader conversation about U.S. inequality. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Scott Winship of the Manhattan Institute and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, the European Union released sobering, new official figures for unemployment across the Eurozone. A record high 11.6 percent of E.U. residents (or 18.5 million people) are out of work, with Spain leading the list at nearly 26 percent unemployed. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    An applicant speaks with a prospective employer at a New York job fair. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Distressing. That’s our verdict after studying this morning’s unemployment data for June. Basic facts from the monthly survey of 60,000 US households: … Continue reading

  • July 6, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    An applicant speaks with a prospective employer at a New York job fair. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Distressing. That’s our verdict after studying this morning’s unemployment data for June.

  • April 1, 2011  

    The U.S. unemployment rate for March dropped to a two-year low of 8.8 percent. Ray Suarez discusses the numbers with Joel Naroff of Naroff Economic Advisers and Catherine Mann of Brandeis University International Business School. Continue reading

  • March 4, 2011  

    A new report shows U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs in February and the jobless rate fell to 8.9 percent. Jeffrey Brown discusses the numbers and recovery prospects with former Labor Department Chief Economist Lisa Lynch and Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, an economic and financial forecasting company. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest number in three years. Hiring in the service sector grew at the fastest rate since 2006. Also, a retired FBI agent who disappeared in Iran while working as a private investigator may be alive and being held in southwest Asia. Continue reading

  • February 4, 2011  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s political developments, including the most recent unemployment report, the U.S. response to unrest in Egypt and the brewing fight in Washington over government debt. Continue reading

  • February 4, 2011  

    January unemployment numbers sent mixed signals for economic recovery. The jobless rate dipped to 9 percent, but a survey of businesses found only a net gain of 36,000 jobs last month. Jeffrey Brown assesses those numbers with New York Times economic reporter David Leonhardt. Continue reading

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