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  • Which is better for your health: Joblessness or economic recessions?
    Which is better for your health: Joblessness or economic recessions?
    Being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions decrease it. Sound paradoxical? Researchers thought so too, according to a new study, “Individual Joblessness, Contextual Unemployment, and Mortality Risk,” published in...
  • More than a million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits tomorrow
    More than a million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits tomorrow
    More than 1 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits tomorrow when the federal program of extended payments expires.The program to provide financial assistance to long-term unemployed workers was first instigated in 2008 by...
  • Fountain
    Starving woman takes $3 in coins from public fountain, charged with theft
    It’s the sort of “crime” rumored to happen in places with Draconian legal systems, like Singapore. An Ohio woman who was jobless and on the verge of becoming homeless helped herself to loose change lying at the bottom of a public...
  • Homeless Youth
    Faces of the homeless are taking shape
    Have you ever wondered who it is who becomes homeless? If we are to be truly honest with ourselves, even the best of us probably have a stereotyped image somewhere in the back of our minds – an image of a crazy alcoholic, stumbling around...
  • AP survey: Four out of five adults face poverty or joblessness
    AP survey: Four out of five adults face poverty or joblessness
    According to a recent Associated Press survey, four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty, or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives. Easily the biggest warning sign of a worse economy to come.Reasons...
  • 4 out of 5 poverty
    4 out of 5 poverty: Ratio of Americans in danger of poverty, joblessness rises
    When the phrase "4 out of 5 poverty" starts trending, it is reason for many people t begin worrying. The Associated Press reported on July 28, 2013, that four out of five adults in the United States are at risk of falling into poverty,...
  • Study shows that being unemployed can be hazardous to your heart
    Study shows that being unemployed can be hazardous to your heart
    Multiple job losses have been found to pose as much of a threat of heart attack in older workers as high blood pressure and smoking according to a recent study sponsored (in part) by the National Institute on Aging.The study (published in...
  • Georgia Joblessness
    Georgia jobs update
    As the presidential election looms large, and the Republican and Democratic political parties hold their conventions, folks in Georgia are still more concerned about joblessness more than anything else. And Bloomberg News reports that joblessness...
  • Garage Sale
    One Lakeville woman struggles to keep going despite losing hope
    Beth Adams has only only seen her husband cry once in the eighteen years they've been married.I met Beth on Saturday as I was driving through the hinterlands of Lakeville, looking for garage sales. One of the odd things about living through...
  • Nonfarm payroll graph
    The troubling truth about jobs
    As you recall, the most recent Nonfarm Payroll Report (June 1) revealed a shockingly low number of new jobs created in May (see graph), less than half the number experts had projected. A recent (May 22) ABC/Washington Post poll indicates that the...
  • Unemployment
    88 million no longer in work force presents dire warning
    The Obama Administration released its monthly unemployment numbers yesterday for March, which indicate that joblessness dropped a tenth of a percent from 8.3 to 8.2.According to the Department of Labor 120,000 new employees were added to the...
  • Mid-Ohio Workers Association volunteers make tamales
    Donate your used car to the Mid-Ohio Workers Association
    Do you have a used car that you no longer need, still runs, and has a nostalgia value that is higher than its resale value? If so, consider launching your old wheels on an exciting new career with the Mid-Ohio Workers Association (MWA). Until...
  • Where are the jobs in Washington DC?
    Where are the jobs in Washington DC?
    I have been reading a lot of articles here lately about the marketing sector and what positions are available in this area. Washington DC is alive with young talented individuals but it seems that the powers that be are most picky about their...
  • Michele Bachmann
    The moral dilemma of Michele Bachmann.
    Whatever happened to “do for your neighbor as you would like your neighbor to do for you?Apparently, for politicians like Michele Bachmann, the Golden Rule doesn’t apply. Being a “good Samaritan” isn’t considered...
  • Few biblical passages speak directly to unemployment concerns
    Few biblical passages speak directly to unemployment concerns
    With Denver’s high unemployment rate—8.5% as of August 2011, almost half of which is long-term—so many Christians are looking to the Bible for comfort in their peril. Unfortunately, it is practically silent concerning this common...