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NYT: Underpaid, underemployed, barely getting by

These are anxious days for American workers. Many are underemployed. Others find pay that is simply not keeping up with their expenses.


More job seekers give up, reducing unemployment

Economists think some of the missing workers have retired, have entered college or are getting by on government disability checks.


Workers demand better jobs, pay on May Day

Activists marking international worker's day Sunday staged a massive march of 200,000 in Turkey's capital and rallied in cities around the world to demand more jobs, better work conditions and higher wages.


Jobless claims rise to highest level in 9 months

Jobless claims rise to highest level in 9 months

Employers appear to be laying off workers again as the economic recovery weakens. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November.


More women holding down multiple jobs

More women holding down multiple jobs

In today’s job market, many good-paying jobs are being lost but aren't being replaced. As a result, some workers are finding they need more than one job to make ends meet.


Only 45% Of Workers Are Satisfied In Their Jobs, A Record Low: Survey

We can't get no job satisfaction. Even Americans who are lucky enough to have work in this economy are becoming more unhappy with their jobs, according to a new survey that found only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their work.

That was the lowest level ever recorded by the Conference Board research group in more than 22 years of studying the issue. In 2008, 49% of those surveyed reported satisfaction with their jobs.


Employers see uptick in hiring in 2010

Employers see uptick in hiring in 2010

U.S. employers expect to hire more new workers in 2010 than they did in 2009, a sign the U.S. recession may be easing its grip, research showed on Tuesday.


Jobless claims hit 9-month low, sales rise

The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless insurance hit a nine-month low last week and retailers reported their first monthly sales gain in over a year on Thursday, easing fears that recovery from recession would be unsustainable.


Job furloughs force workers to get creative with time off

At a time of day when he'd ordinarily be rushing off to an afternoon meeting, or checking his e-mail for the 15th time, Perry Drake stood in jeans and a T-shirt in his backyard garden, deciding what to plant next in the spring sunshine.


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