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    Out-of-work with no place to land, the legions of America's unemployed are growing. The Labor Department is scheduled to release a report Thursday expected to show the nation's unemployment rate edging closer to double digits.

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    The glass is half full again in Toledo. The Ohio city once known as the glass-making capital of America is trying to forge a new identity as a solar-energy, green jobs metropolis of the future.

  • Recessions are like a 12-step program: First you're shocked. Then you panic. But now that we're in the seventh inning, we're starting to loosen up a little. We're putting the fun back in "FUNemployment." Click here to check out some of the fun, new recession buzzwords.

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    The stock market's rally could face a critical test in the coming week as the "recovery trade" plays out across financial markets.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 345,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate climbed to 9.4%, the highest rate since August 1983.  The March and April numbers were revised upward to losses of 652,000 and 504,000, respectively.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

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    The trend for stocks is higher, yet gains in June may be harder to come by unless economic data perks up.

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    If the bad job market has you thinking about going back to school for an advanced degree, here's some tips on federal student loan programs.

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    "It's a 'show me' period, but the expectation is that the data is going to disappoint, as it mostly has for the last few weeks," said Binky Chadha, chief U.S. strategist at Deutsche Bank.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 539,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate climbed to 8.9%.  The March numbers were revised to a loss of 699,000.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 663,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate climbed to 8.5%.  This is the highest unemployment rate since 1983.  The January numbers were revised to a loss of 741,000 but the February numbers were kept as previously reported.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Ford Motor says it is offering a payment protection plan to help reassure consumers who may be putting off a car purchase because of worries about losing their job.

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    Homeowners who have lost their job are in a "no man's land" where they are struggling to pay their mortgage but can't get help from their lender or the government.

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    President Obama tried to highlight some good news and tout his economic plan  but the grim reality of plunging employment and faltering stock markets  stepped on his message.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 651,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate climbed to 8.1%.  This is the highest unemployment rate since 1983.  The January and December numbers were revised to a loss of 655,000 and 681,000 respectively.  4.4 million jobs have now been lost since this recession began.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

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    Investors have been searching for that vital capitulation point where stocks form a true bottom. A higher-than-expected jobless rate could set the stage for that.

  • For many Americans, the current recession is their first brush with unemployment. The newly jobless face a host of questions over how to navigate a system of unemployment insurance benefits.

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    The Fed says the economy has gotten worse than it ever expected. But the Fed governors and bank presidents forecast that it will not get much worse.

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    Despite hopes that the latest jobs report would force Congress to pass a stimulus plan, the markets remain pessimistic  that anything can be done to fix the economy.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 598,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate climbed to 7.6%.  This is the highest unemployment rate since May 1992.  The December payroll numbers were revised to a loss of 577,000.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Government Bailout

    A 'bad bank' is necessary, but major banks still have to be taken over and gutted, Ken Rogoff told CNBC.com in Davos.