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Jack Welch Defends Jobs Conspiracy Theory

Compares backlash to 'Soviet Russia'

(Newser) - Jack Welch took to the Wall Street Journal 's op-ed page today to double down on his assertion that the Bureau of Labor Statistic's latest unemployment numbers look too good to be true. The ex-GE CEO's accusation drew a massive backlash , which he says seemed like something... More »

Bachmann: Stay-at-Home Moms Know Economy Best

Latest salvos in political mommy wars

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann has jumped into the new mommy war, proclaiming that stay-at-home moms know the economy the best. She blasted Democrat Hilary Rosen's gaffe that mom-of-five Ann Romney has "never worked a day in her life" as "shocking and insulting." Not only does her experience qualify... More »

10 Careers That Are Dwindling Away

Farmers, postal processors, switchboard operators face job loss

(Newser) - Unemployment may be easing , but certain jobs seem to be sliding into the dustbin of history. The Huffington Post lists 10 on the skids, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
  1. Farmers and ranchers: expected to lose 96,100 jobs by 2020. Mechanized farming is taking over.
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Male-Dominated Industries Bear Brunt of Job Losses

Construction, manufacturing cuts disproportionately hit men

(Newser) - The gap between men's and women’s unemployment is at a 25-year high because job cuts have hit especially hard in male-dominated industries like construction and manufacturing, reports Reuters. Some 80% of the nearly 3 million workers who lost jobs between November 2007 and November 2008 were men. Women hold... More »

Eateries Cut Jobs as Diners Tighten Belts

The industry has shed 66,500 jobs over the past five months as consumers spend less

(Newser) - Restaurant workers are losing their jobs in record numbers as consumers rein in spending and the industry contends with rising ingredient prices, reports the Wall Street Journal. One of the largest US employers, the restaurant industry has been a haven for the unemployed and immigrant workers. Over the past five... More »

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