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  ‘The Corner,’ revisited: Have recent economic gains changed anything in inner city Baltimore?

Scott Simon returns to inner city Baltimore to see if recent economic gains are improving the lot of under-employed and unemployed young African-American men there.


How a little bit of good economic news can be bad for the president

Friday’s good news is likely to raise the hopes of the great army of the discouraged – many of whom will now start looking for work. But If they don’t find a job, they’ll be counted as unemployed, which means the unemployment rate will very likely edge upward in coming months, writes Robert Reich.


  Help Wanted: Revisiting the uncounted millions

Need to Know revisits four middle-class workers in Ohio to examine the financial dilemmas and uncertainty faced by employed American workers in today’s economy.


The jobs report: Don’t break out the champagne

Today’s jobs report is a step in the right direction, but we’re not out of the woods yet, writes Robert Reich.


  Coming Home: The hardships veterans face when they return from war

Young veterans often have difficulty finding work when they return from war, leading to extreme financial hardship and, in some cases, homelessness.


Poll: Putting veterans to work

Do you think veterans should get special consideration over other unemployed people?


  Reihan Salam: ‘There is good job creation and there is bad job creation’

Reihan Salam of The National Review argues that private initiatives, not federal subsidies, are the way to get the country back on track.


  Staying on the job: A program in Rhode Island helps businesses keep people employed

As part of our Help Wanted series, we report on one job-saving initiative that seems to be paying off: A program in Rhode Island helps businesses keep workers employed.


  Self starters: Going from unemployed to entrepreneur

In most states, jobless benefits are there to cushion the blow while you look for work. But Oregon does something different, using the benefits to encourage people to start their own businesses.

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