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WNYC News

New York State Loses Jobs Due to Sandy

Thursday, December 20, 2012

When Sandy closed down corporate offices in Lower Manhattan and destroyed hundreds of businesses in neighborhoods and towns across the five boroughs, 29,100 workers in New York state lost their jobs, the state Department of Labor said.

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The Takeaway

Do Tax Incentives Really Create Jobs?

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A three-part investigation by our partner The New York Times may offer some unsettling news for both taxpayers and local officials who have assumed that providing attractive incentives to businesses would create jobs. Investigative reporter Louise Story explains her findings.

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WNYC News

NY Gets Funds to Hire Sandy Cleanup Workers

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New York has gotten a $27 million federal grant that will go toward hiring people to help Sandy cleanup efforts.

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Listen to Lucy

Marriages and jobs require work and love

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Marriages and jobs require work and love

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WNYC News

Jobs Could Improve Health of the Bronx, Advocates Tell Its Residents

Monday, October 22, 2012

Community health advocates in the Bronx say more jobs for the community could improve the overall health of the borough, which suffers from the highest diabetes and asthma rates in the city.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: You Might Not Like it, But at Least Obama Has a Real Economic Plan

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

By contrast, if you elect Romney, you have no idea what you're going to get.

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The Takeaway

Small Business Owners React to Jobs Report

Friday, October 05, 2012

The recently-released ADP September jobs report showed modest growth in the job market. While all of this will certainly be hailed as positive results from the Democrats, Republicans and other detractors will be quick to point out that job growth has been significantly less than what was expected.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jobs Report Friday

Friday, October 05, 2012

Sudeep Reddy, economics reporter for the Wall Street Journal, breaks down today's jobs report -- and the political implications one month and one day before the election.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: The Resume in the Digital Age and Maker Faire Comes to New York

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage in Denver for their first presidential debate Wednesday, the talking points will no doubt center on jobs and the economy.

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WNYC News

Surprise! There Are 386,000 More Jobs Than We Thought

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Where did all those jobs come from? And what do they say about our obsession with the monthly jobs report?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Barclays Center: Open for Business

Monday, September 24, 2012

The ribbon was cut last Friday on the Barclay's arena in Brooklyn. Charles Bagli, New York Times reporter, looks at what it means for the economy, the neighborhood and the borough.

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WNYC News

If New York Is Adding So Many Jobs, How Come Unemployment Remains High?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The government reported Thursday that New York City’s unemployment rate declined slightly, to 9.9 percent in August. But the good news belies a troubling trend: while New York City is gaining jobs quickly, unemployment remains high — higher than it was in the worst days of the recession in 2009.

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WNYC News

Jobs Bill for Vets Bogs Down in Senate

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Senate blocked legislation Wednesday that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country's federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments.

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The Takeaway

Documenting America's Unseen Workers

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teacher, veterinarian, policeman, or firefighter — they're not uncommon aspirations for kids figuring out what they want to be when they grow up.But what about a coal miner? An oil rig operator? A truck driver or an air traffic controller? A landfill worker?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Longform on the Issues: Jobs for Tomorrow, Jobs for Today

Monday, September 17, 2012

WNYC asked Longform to pick great stories as background reading for our 30 Issues in 30 Days series. These are stories that help illuminate and humanize the important issues this election year. Part One of 30 Issues looks at unemployment, manufacturing, the future of education, and the victims of the great recession.

For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Download Longform’s app to read the latest picks.

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Schoolbook

Final Job Fair for Teachers Seeking Work

Sunday, September 16, 2012

As is the routine at the beginning of each school year, teachers without permanent positions line up at recruitment fairs and apply for work. About 1,800 teachers remain on the city’s payroll without jobs. They’ll have a chance to meet hiring principals at the season's final recruitment fair this Wednesday.

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The Takeaway

The State of Small Business After Obama's Acceptance Speech

Friday, September 07, 2012

Throughout this election, both parties are preaching the necessity of one thing: jobs, jobs, and more jobs. But how someone feels about the economy is often much more important than jobs reports and other hard economic indicators. Two small business owners in key battleground states explain how the economy is influencing their businesses and employment. 

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WNYC News

Thursday Night, Obama Will Know The Biggest Secret In The U.S. Economy

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

How many jobs did the nation gain (or lose) last month?

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It's A Free Country ®

That's My Issue: People Have Become Obsolete

Friday, August 17, 2012

I’ve recently wondered if that hotel still has an elevator operator.

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WNYC News

NYC Opens Employment Center for Veterans

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New York City wants to move beyond bumper sticker slogans to help returning vets find employment.

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