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As a headline in today's NY Times reminds us, the Great Recession has created a long-term unemployment and underemployment problem unlike anything this country's witnessed since the Great ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 280 comments on Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 02:36 AM PDT with 230 Recommends
If you're a regular viewer of Fox News , you might believe that ever since President Obama was first elected, millions of Americans were quitting their jobs to go on Social Security disability. I ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 112 comments on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 12:53 AM PST with 155 Recommends
The Murray-Ryan budget deal presented last night, as you probably already know, does not include an extension of unemployment insurance for the long-term unemployed. Earlier today, 166 House ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 66 comments on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 05:08 PM PST with 130 Recommends
Three days ago I saw a tweet of Obama propaganda , an allegedly sincere blast of four graphs demonstrating the very good underlying results of leadership that were being distracted from by the House ...
by paradox
Comment Count 64 comments on Sat Aug 02, 2014 at 09:29 AM PDT with 88 Recommends
Many bloggers—economic pros and amateurs alike—have discussed the situation of the long-term unemployed for years. That category of jobless person covers anyone who has been out of work for 27 ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 12:55 PM PDT with 61 Recommends
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, from 2011 to 2102, there were actually less Social Security disability claims, less awards and more SSDI terminations. By the end of 2012, total disabled ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 78 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 04:59 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
Allow me to repeat this headline: 236,000 Americans will lose unemployment benefits this week . Nearly half of them will be Californians. According to CBS, the benefits will be cut due to ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 46 comments on Sun May 13, 2012 at 05:35 AM PDT with 47 Recommends
Gretchen Morgenson has another great lede in Sunday's NY Times' Business Section, entitled: "[http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/business/22gret.html?ref=business Debt’s Deadly Grip]." In it, we ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 44 comments on Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 01:35 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
Yesterday I had a discussion with a staffer at the headquarters of a Democratic candidate in my home state. He seemed surprised when I said that jobs would be the deciding factor in the race. "In ...
by newsfatigue
Comment Count 70 comments on Sun Jun 06, 2010 at 07:34 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
Just like with a lawsuit, anybody who has a Social Security number (and who has also paid Social Security taxes for a given length of time) can also file a Social Security disability claim (SSDI); ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 04:30 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
At The Nation, Greg Kaufman writes : There are 12.5 million unemployed people still seeking work in the United States, and over 5 million of them have been looking for work for twenty-seven weeks ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 109 comments on Sun May 20, 2012 at 08:30 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
The situation for the long-term unemployed, especially for older workers, has gone from being very painful to extremely desperate. Annie Lowrey, in an excellent New York Times article titled Caught ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 11:43 AM PST with 24 Recommends
cross-posted from Unemployedworkers.org where I am online campaign & blog ...
by catchlightning
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 01:12 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
When I think of immigration reform in the US today, I think of people migrating here from across our southern border in search of work, usually for low-skilled and low-paying jobs --- such as farm ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 01:50 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
So far, according to government reports, 7.5 million Americans lost their jobs in the first 6 months of 2013. Please read the first paragraph VERY carefully: According to the Bureau of Labor ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 03:31 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
The rule of thumb is that if you want to know what is really important, listen for its deafening silence on the presidential campaign trial. For instance, we know all about Obama's birth ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 07:06 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Whenever I think of a CEO sitting in a boardroom conjuring up new ways to make money, I imagine a convict in prison contemplating all the ways they can escape...it's a never-ending venture. Every ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun May 05, 2013 at 11:08 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
(Link to full video and excerpts of best quotes.) If you were looking for the President to devise an intelligent plan to create immediate jobs and deliver it with ...
by Liberal Gal Blog
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 08:51 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
40 years ago the United States had 100 million less people than it does today. Since then, outsourcing has escalated; and now the labor force participation rate is at it lowest since 1979. The Wall ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon May 13, 2013 at 02:56 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
"Most of Washington seemingly either forgot about the jobless, or decided that the best way to cure unemployment was to intensify the suffering of the unemployed." - Paul Krugman, New York Times (...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 01:03 PM PDT with 14 Recommends