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Joblessness

(Unemployed workers look through help-wanted ads in a Labor Department field office.  Credit: Chris Hondros/ Getty Images)

Phila. Group Says End of Unemployment Benefits Will Cause Cascading Job Losses

The Philadelphia Unemployment Project says the region will lose tens of thousands of additional jobs due to the expiration of federal unemployment benefits for those already jobless.

02/25/2014

(Unemployed workers look through help-wanted ads in a Labor Department field office.  Credit: Chris Hondros/ Getty Images)

Advocates For Jobless Demand Extension of Federal Benefits

December 28th is the date that the federal unemployment compensation program, started during the peak of the recession, is set to expire.

12/03/2013

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4 In 5 In US Face Near-Poverty, No Work

Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

07/28/2013

(Unemployed workers look through help-wanted ads in a Labor Department field office.  Credit: Chris Hondros/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Unemployment Rate Lagging Behind National Recovery

“The recession started over five years ago, and we still are not anywhere near recovered,” says John Dodds, executive director of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project.

04/05/2013

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K-12 And College Completion Rates Set Records

Record numbers of young adults are completing high school, going to and completing college, according to new data from the US Census Bureau.

12/12/2012

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Recession May Increase Child Abuse

Head trauma in children has been on the rise in recent years which may add to previous research which links an increase in child abuse during times of economic instability.

09/28/2011

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Area Expert Says Joblessness Is Swelling Nation’s Poverty Rolls

The US Census Bureau reports that in 2010, more than 46 million people were living in poverty — an increase of 3 million in just one year, and a 27-year high.

09/13/2011

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Temple U. Business Expert Sees Weakness In Latest Jobs Number

Employers added 117,000 jobs last month — more than expected, but not good enough according to Gary Witt at Temple University’s business school.

08/05/2011

NJ Jobs Growth Slumps In May

The state lost about 400 jobs in May, according to the latest figures from the state Labor Department. That doesn’t sound like much, but it ended three straight months of growth in the Garden State.

06/17/2011

(Job training at the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Part 3: Combatting Joblessness Among Returning Vets

Unemployment rates in the US are high for non-veterans, but they’re even higher for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

06/03/2011

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New Jersey Adds Jobs, Yet Unemployment Rate Rises

The latest jobless numbers in the Garden State present what could best be called a mixed message.

03/25/2011