By Bryce Covert on February 27, 2014
Black men start out behind and have the odds stacked against them in getting a job and earning decent pay.
By Bryce Covert on February 7, 2014
The wages of the long-term unemployed suffer even more.
By Alan Pyke on February 5, 2014
A Republican lawmaker justifies his party's blockade of crucial aid to the long-term unemployed by calling the program "immoral."
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By Harry Stein, Guest Blogger on February 4, 2014
New data shows the deficit falling over the next few years, removing Congress's excuse for inaction on the economy.
By Bryce Covert on January 29, 2014
Yet Congress hasn't been able to reach a deal to extend the long-term unemployment benefits program.
By Mason Atkins and Mike Rivera on January 28, 2014
Among the attendees are four guests who do not fit the usual mold but represent pressing economic challenges.
By Sy Mukherjee on January 23, 2014
A new Gallup survey shows the U.S. uninsurance rate began declining in 2014 -- especially among the unemployed and minorities -- as Obamacare went into effect.
By Rebecca Leber on January 22, 2014
Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) office averted responsibility to help the jobless when labor activists asked for action on unemployment benefits.
By Bryce Covert on January 15, 2014
The long-term unemployed are outraged by Congressional inaction, and the anger reaches across party lines.
By Rebecca Leber on January 14, 2014
The governor claimed that gutting the state's unemployment benefits has sent people back to where "they came from" because they moved to the state to collect "very generous benefits."