Tag Archives: unemployment

HuffPo: Undocumented Workers Have ‘Negligible’ Impact on Wages

Hear that? That’s the sound of holes being poked in one of the most common arguments for pushing undocumented workers out of America. Undocumented workers have a “negligible impact” on the wages of documented workers that work at the same firm, according to a paper released in March by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Documented […]

HuffPost: Unemployment Insurance Gets Slashed Nationwide

When Sean Davis of Lunenburg, Mass. lost his Census job in October 2010, he figured he’d be able to claim unemployment insurance for 99 weeks. That’s how long benefits lasted, according to the state government and every news report about unemployment at the time. Of course, he hoped he’d find a job way before 99 […]

Unemployment Rate Has Fallen, Maybe Because of An Unusual Reason

The unemployment rate has steadily been dropping over the last five weeks, but may not be for the reason you think. According to the Department of Labor, weekly applications for unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,00 as reported February 16, 2012. The Huffington Post reports that the decline may indicate the companies […]

Do “Already Employed” Job Ads Hurt the Economy?

Ironically, as the economy continues its recovery, the long-term unemployed are further alienated from the improving job market. Even in a political landscape where the creation of jobs has taken center stage and the health of the economy is largely dependent upon a low unemployment rate, many of the jobs created during the economic recovery […]

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