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Jobs crisis worsens, Texans call for people power

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an increase of only 18,000 net new American jobs in June 2011.

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At empty train depot, Detroiters demand jobs

DETROIT - They believe that if a negligent slumlord did what he was supposed to, the worst urban blight could be used to generate good jobs.

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Bleak numbers: unemployment rate up, jobs scarce

The unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent in May, up from April's 9 percent rate, signalling a pause in any economic recovery.

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For Dallas jobless, it's statistics versus facts

Activists joined the national effort for "First Friday Vigils" on behalf the unemployed the day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new unemployment data.

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Army base reopening a step closer

Prospects for redeveloping the Oakland Army Base moved a step forward last week as the City Council voted to extend its negotiating agreement with developers California Capital Group and AMB Corp.

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Video: Chicagoans march on monthly jobs report

Chicago Jobs with Justice joined with U.S. Uncut and other community allies and marched on the Bank of America, demanding that the financial giant pay its fair share of federal taxes

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Feb. jobless figures down but concerns rise over govt. cuts

The nation's official unemployment rate declined ever so slightly for the third straight month in February, down 0.1 percent to 8.9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week.

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Unemployment compensation could add billions more to Fla. economy

Unemployment compensation acts as one of the most efficient stimulus programs, pumping more than $9 billion into the local economy.

Women take lead in fight for jobs

Women's rights activists note that, while the jobs crisis is harming all sectors of society, women and girls are being hit especially hard. Despite recent recovery efforts the unemployment rate among women has increased.

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Help wanted: no jobless need apply

Unemployment has hovered at 10 percent for months, yet employers are refusing to hire the jobless.

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