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Countdown to Election 2012: The Candidates’ Proposals to Fix the Economy

By Eileen Lohmann On November 6, the people of the United States will choose between two fundamentally different presidential candidates, and in an economic climate in which the rate of unemployment is 7.8 percent, each candidate has offered his own solution to create jobs and grow the economy. President Barack Obama’s plan to revitalize the […]

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 […]