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The American Recovery: Would You Like Fries with Those Job Numbers?

The American Recovery: Would You Like Fries with Those Job Numbers?
The economy added 190,000 jobs in June. According to Think Progress, many of these jobs are in the low wage service sector, aka McDonalds and Wal-Mart. Do the job numbers create a better American life when they don't even come with a decent livable wage?
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Plight of the Long-Term Unemployed Worsens Following Sequester, State Benefit Cuts

Plight of the Long-Term Unemployed Worsens Following Sequester, State Benefit Cuts
Glossed over in the May Jobs Report are troubling facts about the long-term unemployed. Numbers indicate that those out of work for 27 weeks or longer are faced with an increasingly steep climb back into the workforce.
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Unemployment Drops to New Four-Year Low of 7.5%

Unemployment Drops to New Four-Year Low of 7.5%
U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than the government first estimated. The job increases helped reduce the unemployment rate from 7.6 percent to a four-year low of 7.5 percent.
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