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Even More Evidence Raising Minimum Wage Kills Teen, Unskilled Employment

For many experts and economists, dealing with politicians has become like beating their head against a rock.   Here comes yet another credible study showing raising the minimum wage doesn't do any good, and in fact, hurts the people it was designed to help.

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Oregon Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008 – Big Gains In Many Occupations

The last time Oregon's unemployment rate was this low was five years ago.

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Government Shutdown Means No Unemployment Figures for Oregon and Washington

Usually about this time each month, we get a look at what unemployment rates are in Washington and Oregon.

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What States Have the Highest Unemployment Rates?

It’s not easy being unemployed or under-employed, but you are definitely not alone. Even with a highly positive new jobs report just out and the country apparently on an upswing, an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means a lot of people still need jobs.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless for anyone. If you’re spent on looking for available jobs in your current locale because it seems like the well has dried, you could be right. Some states have higher unemployment rates than others, and you could be stuck living somewhere that’s not helping you. It might be time to relocate.

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What States Have the Lowest Unemployment Rates?

If you’ve been struggling to find a new job, get that first job out of college or get back to work, perhaps it’s a change of location you need. The unemployment rate is not equal across the states, and for all the tough economic news of the past several years, things aren't all that bad in certain places.

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Obamacare job cuts already beginning
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Best of 2012 November – Thousands Of Layoffs Pending Due To Obamacare-Many Starting Now

Something you didn't hear about during the post-election gushing in the mainstream media, thousands-possibly tens of thousands of Obamacare related layoffs.

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Are Federal Prisoners Taking Jobs From Law-Abiding Citizens?

There are currently thousands of inmates employed, at extremely low wages, in federal prisons all across the country manufacturing a myriad of products to be sold strictly to government agencies. Yet, while some argue that paying convicted felons to work in these factories is a good way of teaching them skills that can be used in civil society, others say that it takes jobs away from upstanding citizens at a time of economic difficulty.

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Unemployment rate now higher than when Obama took office
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Unemployment Rate Now Higher Than Day Obama Took Office

On the eve of the 2012 election, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is 7.9 percent.

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66 Percent of Voters Blame President Obama for Poor Economy

A new poll shows most Americans blame President Obama for the sluggish economy and other financial woes.

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GOP Governors Elected in 2010 Lowered Unemployment Rates in 17 States

Cause and effect? Every state that elected a Republican Governor in 2010 saw their unemployment rate drop.

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