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Black Unemployment Almost Double the National Average

By Imara Jones Despite continued depression-like joblessness amongst blacks and Latinos, this morning’s official unemployment report registered the lowest overall jobless rate in five years. According to the Department of Labor, the percentage of those actively looking for work but who … Continue reading

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Dunkin Donuts operator to pay $200K in back wages

The U.S. Labor Department says the operator of 55 Dunkin Donuts franchises throughout New Jersey and on New York’s Staten Island will pay nearly $200,000 in back wages to 64 employees for overtime and minimum wage violations. Federal officials say … Continue reading

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CEO Pay Went Up 16% Last Year to $15 million — How Much Did Your Pay Go Up?

By Helaine Olen Congratulations CEOs! You’ve been having a great time of it. Salaries are up, and up in a major way. The Economic Policy Institute says you brought home an average $14.1m in 2012. The New York Times, looking … Continue reading

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Goodwill pays workers with disabilities as little as 22 cents an hour

By Katie McDonough In 2011, the multibillion-dollar nonprofit Goodwill Industries paid Pennsylvania workers with disabilities wages as low as 22, 38 and 41 cents an hour, according to Labor Department records obtained by NBC News. In 2010, an Applebee’s in … Continue reading

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Urban Institute Updates 1965 Moynihan Report on Black Poverty

The National Urban League Wire Nearly five decades ago, Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s 1965 report for the U.S. Department of Labor, The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, provoked a firestorm of debate in its probing of the roots of … Continue reading

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Half Lives: Why the Part-time Economy Is Bad for Everyone

By Lynn Stuart Parramore Why is a whole job getting harder to find every day in America? Ever since the financial crash, a growing number of people have been forced to take part-time gigs when what they really want is … Continue reading

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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall To 324,000, The Lowest Level In Five Years

By Christopher S. Rugaber The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to seasonally adjusted 324,000, the lowest since January 2008. The drop points to fewer layoffs and possibly more hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly … Continue reading

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