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The public and private sectors are quoting starkly different figures regarding the performance of the work programme...Photograph: Alamy After employment minister Mark Hoban let it slip that only 5% of the long term unemployed got jobs for longer
Beatrice Hogg, 55, worked since she was 18, until her last job ended in 2009. In the economy-focused presidential campaign, the two candidates and their teams have scarcely mentioned what economists describe as not just one of the labor markets most
I'm a Vietnam vet and I'm interested in hiring vets to work in our family restaurant. I've heard about a tax credit businesses can get for hiring military veterans...The government created a number of tax credits to encourage the hiring of veterans
Wednesday August 01 2012 THE number of people on the dole for more than a year is at an all-time high, it emerged. While the unemployment rate remained static at 14.8pc last month, more than 200,000 of the 460,000 signing on for benefits were
Not being able to find one for months can be disastrous for individuals, and bad for society as well. Yet during the recent recession and the current anemic recovery, more people in the U.S. have been unemployed for longer than at any time since 1948.
The national unemployment rate has fallen from its recession highs, but Americans who have been out of work for six months or more are still having trouble finding work...The ranks of the long-term unemployed swelled last month from 5.1 million to 5.
The latest employment data indicate that the U.S. job market is in a holding pattern the price we pay for a do-nothing Congress focused more on austerity than job creation. Our economy added 69,000 new jobs in May, for an average of 96,000 over the
Germans wait to receive their unemployment benefit at a Berlin employment office. The country's federal employment service has bcome one of its most modern authorities in the past 10 years. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images How useful are Europe '
Right now, nearly 30 percent of all unemployed Americans have been out of work for more than a year. All told, that's 3.9 million workers, slightly more than the number of people who live in Oregon...The Pew Charitable Trust has a new report (pdf)
Official figures show there were 5.3 million long-term unemployed in March but that under-represents the current labour market. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Before the birth of her fourth child, Keron Bartholomew decided she needed to be