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How I Survived Nearly 2 Years Of Unemployment

How I Survived Nearly 2 Years Of Unemployment

Alan Fromm had a good life: a six-figure salary; a nice house in Plainview, Long Island; a kid in college, and another in high school; a wife who could afford to work only part-time. Then in January 2009, there was a company-wide phone call. Fromm's consulting firm needed to do some cost-cutting, and a sweep... Read More »

Jobless Worked Unpaid At Diamond Jubilee, Slept Under London Bridge

Jobless Worked Unpaid At Diamond Jubilee, Slept Under London Bridge

The long-term unemployed represent an immense untapped resource in the U.S. But the U.K. really knows how to tap that resource: Bus them to London to work unpaid at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee; tell them to sleep under London Bridge the night before; make them change into their uniforms in public; force them... Read More »

U.S. Unemployment Claims Barely Budge, New Data Shows

U.S. Unemployment Claims Barely Budge, New Data Shows

New claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, government data on Thursday showed, suggesting that the labor market continues to expand at a moderate pace. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 370,000, the Labor Department said. The prior... Read More »

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