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The Takeaway

U.S. Economy Added 295,000 Jobs in February

Friday, March 06, 2015

The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February 2015—the job gain pushed down the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent.

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The Takeaway

The Keys to Success in a Tough Economy

Friday, November 07, 2014

The overall unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in October. One small business owner explains how he's had success in the face of a tough economy.

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The Takeaway

How the Young Can Navigate a Daunting Job Market

Monday, October 27, 2014

Six years after the Great Recession, the youth unemployment rate is still stubbornly high. A CEO has advice for young people looking for their first job.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Pressure, The South Unbound Tour, The Good and Bad of School Sports

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Takeaway examines the response to the Ebola virus in New York and New Jersey, we check in on Todd Zwillich's political tour of the South, we discuss the culture of school sports.

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe's budget wrangles

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Europe's budget wrangles

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FT Big Read

US unemployment: a long term trap?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A long term trap? James Politi reports on US joblessness

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Parenthood and Poverty in the Inner City

Monday, April 07, 2014

For this week’s installment of our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America, Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson examine the problems of extreme poverty in cities like Camden, NJ (the poorest city in the country), Baltimore, and Philadelphia. The also investigate a number of the questions many have about the urban poor, such as: How do single mothers survive on welfare? Why were so many low-income women having children without marrying, when doing so seems so difficult? Where are the fathers and why do they disengage from their children’s lives? Why don’t more people work? Their book Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City is based on a multi-year ethnographic study of black and white low-income, unmarried fathers in inner-city Philadelphia and Camden and shows how major economic and cultural shifts have transformed the meaning of fatherhood among the urban poor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Career Restart

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Inspired by programs that help women who took years off from their careers get back to work, we're asking listeners to share stories of how they were able to re-enter the work force after taking a significant amount of time off.

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WNYC News

Long Term Jobless Find Out What Happens When A Safety Net Disappears

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The latest state and local employment numbers show the jobless rate fell in New York and New Jersey in December.

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The Takeaway

NC Leads the Way in Cutting Aid for the Jobless

Thursday, January 23, 2014

At the end of last year as the federal government allowed long-term unemployment benefits to expire for 1.3 million Americans, and North Carolina led the way in also reducing benefits. Paul Tine is a North Carolina state representative that voted for the unemployment cuts. Jaslyn Roberts is the career center director for Charlotte Works, a job training organization. Together they explain how things have changed in the state since benefits have been cut.

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Money Talking

Helping Ordinary Americans Focus Of Fed Under Janet Yellen

Friday, January 10, 2014

Janet Yellen will be the first woman to head the the Federal Reserve when she takes over at the end of January.  How much will the world's most powerful central bank change under her leadership?

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WNYC News

No More Checks in the Mail for the Long-Term Unemployed

Friday, December 13, 2013

Life is about to get harder for people who have been out of work for a long time.

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The Takeaway

Long-Term Unemployment Difficult to Change

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Long-term joblessness is up 213 percent, and some 1.3 million Americans are likely to see their unemployment benefits end this month—Congress has so far failed to include an extension to those benefits in any budget deal. Joining The Takeaway to weigh in on the state of unemployment in the U.S. is Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a former member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.

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The Takeaway

As Hours Wane, Can Congress Get Productive?

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

So far, Congress has only passed 52 new laws this year—the fewest in the post-World War II era—and there are only a handful of days left before the close of this historically ineffective Congressional session. Is it possible to inject some productivity into this Congress as the hours wane? Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, checks in to discuss what needs to happen before 2013 comes to a close.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Life Sentence to Unemployment

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines and contributor to The Nation, talks about the hurdles to employment for those coming out of prison and how they disproportionately affect Blacks and Latinos.

 

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WNYC News

Report: New Yorkers Pay a Price for Longer Unemployment

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A new report on the status of workers finds the period since the 2008 market crash may turn out to have long-term effects for New Yorkers, as wages stagnate and the average time for unemployment lengthens.

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New Tech City

Online Shopping Gets Real

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Some e-retailers are shifting their strategies by opening brick-and-mortar stores to attract new customers that may not be comfortable purchasing a pair of shorts or eyeglasses without first trying them on.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: The End of the Stimulus?

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates low and taken other measures to stimulate the economy in recent years, but we've always known the extraordinary measures were not going to last forever.

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The Takeaway

Supreme Court to Decide Five Landmark Cases, Bono and Celebrity Activism, Protests in Turkey

Monday, June 03, 2013

Is Silicon Valley Good for the World? | Supreme Court to Decide Five Landmark Cases | Bono and the Polarizing Face of Celebrity Activism | Joss Whedon on His New Film 'Much Ado About Nothing'

WNYC News

Unemployment Rate Drops in NY, NJ

Thursday, May 16, 2013

More people are working in New York and New Jersey. 

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