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Freakonomics Radio

It’s Crowded at the Top

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Why is unemployment still so high? It may be because of something that happened well before the Great Recession.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

February Jobs Report Reaction

Friday, March 08, 2013

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WNYC News

First Four-Months FY 2013: High Unemployment, Still Safest Big City

Friday, February 22, 2013

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New York City is still the safest big city in the country, but it continues to face challenges with unemployment and homeless. Those are among the highlights in the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report released on Friday.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Will Manufacturing Rescue the Economy?

Friday, February 08, 2013

The rising cost of labor in China, high-tech robots, and even 3D printing are bringing manufacturing operations back to the United States. But will it guarantee more jobs for American workers?

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WNYC News

Last Day for Sandy Victims to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Monday, February 04, 2013

Monday is the last day for New Yorkers and New Jerseyans affected by Sandy to apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A post-Davos debrief on the state of the world economy

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A post-Davos debrief on the state of the world economy

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WNYC News

As Bloomberg Threatens Veto, Quinn Says Council Will Override

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be threatening to veto a bill banning discrimination against unemployed job seekers passed by the City Council on Wednesday, but Speaker Christine Quinn is issuing a challenge of her own: a veto override.

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WNYC News

Unemployed Job Seekers Set Off Battle at City Hall

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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The City Council approved a bill Wednesday that would block employers from posting job listings that require prospective candidates to be employed in order to apply — but the mayor has vowed to veto it.

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WNYC News

Job Seekers With Criminal Record Face Higher Hurdles

Thursday, January 17, 2013

As a former prostitute searches for a job in today’s tough job climate, she is finding that job experience matters less to many employers than her three convictions.

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WNYC News

Veterans Take Stock of 2012, Look Forward to 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012

It’s been more than a year since U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq, and for many veterans the last twelve months have been spent readjusting to life on the homefront. As 2012 draws to a close, veterans and the groups and agencies that support them are taking a look at the progress of the past year, and what else still needs to be done in the coming year, to help service men and women returning home from war.

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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

Employment Report Beats Expectations

Friday, November 02, 2012

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its final unemployment report in advance of the 2012 election on Tuesday, November 6. Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, and Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explain the October numbers and what they mean for election day.

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WNYC News

Unemployment Down Across Region

Thursday, October 18, 2012

After months of rising joblessness, the unemployment rate in New York and New Jersey is starting to fall.

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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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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Victims of 2008: The Unemployed

Thursday, September 13, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How the victims of the Great Recession are coping and what the government can do to help them. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all of the conversations.

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New Jersey News

NJ Jobless Rate Spikes, Putting the ‘Comeback’ in Doubt

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Jersey's unemployment rate jumped from 9.6 to 9.8 percent in July, a level not seen since the 1970s according to the state's Department of Labor. The latest number is being used by Democrats to counter Gov. Chris Christie's claim the state is on a "comeback."

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New Jersey News

Interactive Map: Unemployment in NJ By County

Friday, August 03, 2012

New Jersey’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly higher than the national average, but the situation is even bleaker in some counties in the state’s northern and southern ends.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York's Up-and-Down Employment Numbers

Friday, July 20, 2012

New York's unemployment rate went up last month, despite more jobs being added. Anjali Athavaley, New York economics reporter for The Wall Street Journal, looks at the theories behind the seemingly contradictory reports.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Left behind in Japan and China

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Left behind in Japan and China

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