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Unemployment dips, but new jobs likely pay low wages

The U.S. unemployment rate in July was 7.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, down 0.1 percent from the month before. A separate survey reported businesses claimed to create a net of 162,000 new jobs last month.

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President Obama lays out his vision for the economy

The president framed the economic tasks ahead of the country as one of fixing structural problems that go well beyond the current financial crisis.

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Detroit's bankruptcy problem rooted in capitalism

Blame for Detroit's decline, and solutions Governor Rick Snyder and his appointed Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr proposed in today's bankruptcy press conference, left key players in that decline blameless.

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What the June unemployment figures mean for workers

At the current slow rate of economic recovery, it will take until 2020 to close the gap in the labor market, says a top economist.

 

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New Haven creates "jobs pipeline" to fight poverty, unemployment

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Gov. Dannel Malloy and workers who are now employed through the new "jobs pipeline" program, marked the official opening of New Haven Works.

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Crowd honors photographers tossed out by the Sun Times

"I never knew until today," he said, as he looked out over the crowd, "that you can fly with a broken wing; our spirits may be wounded, but our hearts continue to smile."

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Detroit remembers 50 years after King's "I Have a Dream" speech

Why are tens of thousands again prepared to march in Detroit? "We need a better Detroit, better Michigan, better jobs, and better justice, to turn the dream of 1963 into the reality of 2013."

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Michigan unions join environmentalists in call for infrastructure repair

More than the climate is changing. A packed town hall meeting on climate change and infrastructure needs showed a growing level of concern and unity between labor and the environmental movement.

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Baltimore joins civil rights march to D.C.

"What an incredible sight! I crept along until I reached the march and honked and waved and hollered, 'You are doing the absolutely right thing!'"

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City Council funds jobs center for Oakland Army Base redevelopment

A major milestone was passed April 16 in the long struggle to win jobs for local workers in redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.

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