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The Current State of Unemployment

Unemployment statistics are a metric used by economists, policy makers, and representatives to determine the condition of the job market. In 2008, the U.S economy saw a near catastrophic drop in employment and job creation due to the Great Recession,

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How Does a Strong Job Market Benefit Businesses?

“Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely” – Thomas Huxley. How then does the bleak job outlook for the millions of Americans unemployed affect the growth and prosperity of businesses? By now we’ve all seen the

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Higher Education Funding and Student Debt

This post continues our recent focus on millennials and student debt. Unsigned posts represent the official position of Fix the Jobs. In addition to unsigned pieces, we will also have signed pieces that relate the positions of various members of

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Student Loans, Wages, and Inflation

As the college school year comes to an end many people will be graduating and looking for a job. These new graduates will be faced with a difficult job market where they encounter the distinct possibility of being underemployed. Of

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A Deceiving Unemployment Rate

The preliminary jobs report for April was released today and it looked to be very promising. The country was said to add 288,000 jobs in April with the unemployment rate making a tying post-recession drop of .4%, from 6.7% to 6.3%. This

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What Deficit Hawks Got Wrong

After the first year of the Great Recession, focus on the current problem of a crumbling economy–where jobs are scarce and not as well paying–took a back seat to the focus on reducing the deficit and national debt. The largest

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Why Millennials Should Care

The Great Recession has affected millennials during their early adult lives graduating from high school and college and trying to enter the workforce in worst employment landscape since the great depression. Before the Great Recession millennials were on their way

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The Plight of the Long-Term Unemployed

A recent study done by Alan Krueger, Judd Cramer, and David Cho of Princeton University on long-term unemployment has painted a bleak picture for anyone that falls into the category stating: “Although the long-term unemployed have about a one in ten chance

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Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Narayana Kocherlakota Says Fix the Jobs

This is part of the series highlighting supporters of pro-jobs policies. An updated list of supporters can be found here. Minneapolis Fed President Kocherlakota is a FOMC voting member that sets the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Before the Great Recession and early

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A Liberal Approach

This blog will be highlighting several different approaches to Fix the Jobs. These approaches have been proposed by thought leaders from all backgrounds and perspectives. Such ideas should be used as a resource for putting together solutions at all levels

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